Louie is a charming classic baby name for boys. With its unique combination of French and German elements, this name has undergone a major revival as a 21st century favorite. Louie is the name of a beloved character in the DuckTales series, and Louie was also the king in the Jungle Book series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Louie:

Germanic, French: Famous warrior

Origin of the name Louie:

Louie is a diminutive of Louis. This name evolved from the French name Ludovicus. The French name is a Latin form of the German name Ludwig. Ultimately, the German name derives from the Germanic elements hlud (meaning “famous”) and wig (meaning “battle”).

baby name Louie

Symbolism of the name Louie:

Louie is the short form of Louis. This name derives from the Germanic name Ludwig (meaning “famous warrior”). The Old Germanic symbol of the warrior is the valknut.

Style of the name Louie:


Gender of the name Louie:

Louie is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Louie:


Number of syllables in the name Louie:


Emotion evoked from the name Louie:

The name Louie evokes feelings of bravery and boldness.

Alternative spellings for the name Louie:

  • Lewie
  • Leouie
  • Loui
  • Loie

Nicknames for the name Louie:

  • Lou
  • Lo

Popularity of the name Louie:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Louie was the 771st most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Louie:

  • Luis
  • Luigi
  • Luke
  • Lowe
  • Lee 
  • Laurie
  • Lorne
  • Luca 
  • Locke
  • Lonnie

Great middle names for Louie and their meanings:

  • Atlas (bearer of heaven, carrying, enduring)
  • Bernardo (strong, hardy, brave as a bear)
  • Carlos (free man, strong, virile, petite)
  • Emmerich (universal ruler)
  • Herbert (bright army, illustrious warrior)
  • Johannes (God is gracious)
  • Koen (brave counsel, priest)
  • Rolfe (famous wolf)
  • Rian (little king)
  • Sigmund (victorious protector)
  • Vincent (conquering)
  • Zechariah (God remembers)

Famous people with the name Louie:

  • Louie Anderson (comedian)
  • Louie Armstrong (trumpeter)
  • Louie Bellson (jazz drummer)
  • Louie Broady Nunn (politician)
  • Louie Ramirez (percussionist)
  • Louie Richardson (football player)
  • Louie Spence (dancer)
  • Louie Myfanwy Thomas (writer)
  • Louie Tomlinson (singer)
  • Louie Silvie Zamperini (Olympic runner)

Louie in popular culture:

  • Louie (character in the DuckTales series)
  • Louie (character in the Jungle Book series)
  • Louie De Palma (character in the Taxi series)