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Louisa is a name that has both a common spelling and a classic spelling. While the more common spelling tends to be used by those with heritage in Latin America, the classic Western European spelling is still used from time to time. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Louisa:

Old French: famous warrior

Origin of the name Louisa:

Louisa is a feminine version of an Old French name that roughly translates as “famous warrior”.

Symbolism of the name Louisa:

Louisa may be a name that suggests power and determination, but it often also symbolizes the hope of a family that a daughter will grow to be traditionally feminine.

Style of the name Louisa:

Classic

Gender of the name Louisa:

Louisa is almost exclusively given as a name to baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Louisa:

LEW-EES-AH

Number of syllables in the name Louisa:

3

Emotion evoked from the name Louisa:

Louisa tends to evoke pleasant, nostalgic emotions.

Alternative spellings for the name Louisa:

Nicknames for the name Louisa:

  • Lou
  • Lou-lou
  • Isa

Popularity of the name Louisa:

According to the Social Security Administration, Louisa last ranked on the list of the most popular baby names in the United States in 2021 as the 688th most popular baby name for girls. It peaked in popularity in 1900 as the 271st most popular baby girl name.

Related names for the name Louisa:

Great middle names for Louisa and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Louisa:

  • Louisa May Alcott (American writer)
  • Louisa Rose “Foxes” Allen (British singer)
  • Louisa Harland (Irish actress)

Louisas in popular culture:

  • Louisa Clarke (character in the film Me Before You)
  • Louisa Musgrove (character from the novel Persuasion)