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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Louise

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Louise in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Louise:

  • Records indicate that 328,174 girls in the United States have been named Louise since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1920, when 9,185 people in the U.S. were given the name Louise. Those people are now 100 years old.

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    Comments about the name Louise

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      47 Positive Comments

  • "Great name as a middle name, my name is Hannah with a middle name Louise, I feel like Louise just improved my name. Not sure how I would feel about Louise as a first name, the only Louise I knew was bland as heck. Also, it took me like 7 years to be able to spell my name correctly." May. 13, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise Claire I live in England. When I was at school their was 4 Louise's in my year and then when I started my 3rd job their where 3 Louise's one of us was called Louise as she was their the longest, then there was the other Louise who was called Lou and then there was me who was called Louisa. 5yrs ago at another job I had a best friend who was called Claire Louise and she is only 9 months older than me. But now I have never know anyone else called Louise as a first name for 16yrs. I think it is a cool name and I love it as my mum and dad was going to call me Sarah. I have had no problem with people pronouncing my name." Aug. 5, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Louise. When people find out it starts with an L, they're shook that it's not Leighn. I never had a problem with it being a middle name. My grandmother and mother also share the same middle name,and I want to give the name to my first daughter. If I dont get a daughter, I'll name my son Louis. This name is actually quite common as a middle name, ironically with it being so old. I work in a hospital and one of the patients named her baby girl Louise. I was impressed." Jul. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Sage Louise. But we call her by her middle name "Louise", "Lou", and "Loui". I think it's phonetically beautiful and matches her personality so well." Mar. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Born in 1964 I didn't meet another Louise growing up in Australia until I was 19 (my mother was English), I wasnt sure I liked my name. all the girls of my era were Wendy, Michelle, Lisa, Sarah, Alice, Katrina, Judy, Jodey,Karen.. but as I got older I grew into it more and love it now, its a woman's name not so cute for little girls but we spend most of our lives as grown ups. Louise is elegant." Sep. 20, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise. I would sometimes prefer to have a more modern, unique name but I only know of one other person in my school called Louise and I like how popular it was in the 1920s." Jun. 3, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise and I think it's quote a good name. It's not all that popular where I live (although not as a first name i know quite a surprising amount of people with the name Louise as a middle name) but it's not too out there either. I think it sounds nice and elegant. It's also good that it doesn't get mispronounced." Apr. 21, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mary Louise and my daughter's name is Dominique Louise." Jul. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is Louise Victoria and everyone calles me lou-lou even the teachers in school called me so. But I think it's a great name because it sounds great and not like this unique names that always are out in the next year" Apr. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love the name louise my best friend is called louise and she is the best friend ever its a beautiful name from lucy pike from st martins school luton hi louise if your reading this" Mar. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise and I love the name! I've only ever met one Louise and I think it's quite nice to have such an uncommon name and the fact that it is very classic" Jul. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is louise! i always wonderd what other people thought abouyt it and then i reliased that it didint matterwhaat others thought. i love it and im so glad i was called it. and my friends say the name is just perfect for me! btw hi 2 all you louises out there." Jul. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Louise. I am named after my grandmother and great-grandmother, whose middle names were Louise and Lou respectively. I am now pregnant with my second child, and if it happens to be a girl, she will definitely have Louise as her middle name." Jun. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise Alice. I always have to spell my name and I'm often called Lois, Louis, Luise, even Lucille. I never liked the name Louise or Alice , but I do like it now. It's nice having an uncommon name. I rarely meet someone by the name Louise or Alice. My husband gets a kick out of the fact that people never get my name right." Apr. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is my middle name, Erin Louise. Dad's great grandmother was Louise and so that is me!" Jan. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Louise Sherman and I love my name! It's a pretty rare first name here in the States and I like that. When I go to England (boyfriend lives over there) it always freaks me out that there are so many other Louises around, as it's quite a bit more popular there. Only drawback is the constant misspelling or prounounciation as 'Lois' 'Louis' 'Louie' or even 'Lousie' - ha ha." Dec. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Lou wees her pants"! Ha that's funny! My BFFs name is Louise and she is the best ever. All the Louise's I know are truthful, funny, and pretty. It's a great name!" Jun. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name Louise! A lot have it as a middle name so many feel some sort of link with me or something:) The only thing was growing up my brother called me, 'Lou wees her pants' (sounds like Louise) haha so that was mean but aside from that I like my name and so do others who say its pretty. I was named after my lovely Aunt, who was my mums favourite sister." Apr. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Louise, it's a family name, but everyone has always called me Lou. I think Louise is a lovely name but I like how crazy and different Lou is... unforgettable, even if occasionally un-spell-able. I'm in my twenties and American and I have absolutely never met another Lou that wasn't a man. In fact, people usually assume I'm a man before they meet me and this has been advantageous more than once. I love my name anyway!" Mar. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I'm Louise Joanne, and I love my name. I'm now 37 years old. It's better than some of the other 70's kids names, you know the common ones. When I went to school I was the only girl of that name. My Mother almost called me Cassandra, until everyone protested about it, and I'm so glad she didn't 'cause I much prefer Louise. It's unique, and sounds a bit posh don't you think? LOL!" Mar. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name! im in my mid-teens & i know 4 people my age with this name! i think my name is sweet and happy, just like me!:)" Feb. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my old timey name now. People always spell it wrong and call me "Lois", but that's okay. I'm used to it. People call me Weez or Weezy. I rarely meet other Louises but when I do we have a laugh. I'm not a cat or a grandma, Louise is a classic name." Dec. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I hated being named Louise because everyone was a Lisa, Linda, Karen or Donna. But now I love having an uncommon name and named my daughter Valerie because that is also uncommon." Nov. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Louise, I love the way it sounds. As pointed out below, it was very popular in the UK during the 70s and 80s and there were several Louises in my year at school, but you don't see any babies or children called Louise now, they are more likely to be Louisas." Oct. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Here in Denmark Louise is quite common for my agegroup (late 20'ies), out of 7 girls in my highschool class 4 was called Louise. I wanted to be called something a bit more exotic when I was younger, but now I love it. I was named after my dad's favorite pub, where he met my mother :D Thank god, it wasn't called something dreadful..." Oct. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names louise i like my name, my name is best. if your names louise then you are sexy, you should not be called louisa or anything else. love you all louises' xxxx" Sep. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandmother named me Louise. To me it was just a name growing up, but I do love my name. Work colleagues , family and friends all call me Lulu, it makes me smile then I know I'm in their good books. I have a daughter called Lois- Louise and four nieces with Louise as their middle names." Jun. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My favorite story about my name is from second grade when I was given the word "please" to spell out loud. One boy in my class objected because it sounded too close to my name of Louise and it wasn't fair that I got such an easy one!" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Louise was my great-grandmother's middle name, my grandmother's middle name, and her daughter's middle name (my aunt). I think it is a beautiful and classic name and if I have another daughter I hope to name her Louise." Apr. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and i love it. I think louise is a very pretty name, i was born in the UK and its a very popular name over there for girls in their twenties. I have now moved to Australia and its less common but i still meet quite afew Louises. From what i've found Louise is not really used in America, maybe with your accent, i guess it wouldnt sound as nice." Feb. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never liked my name Louise until recently, just very surprised that it's almost obsolete. What a shame. Tis a beautiful name and I'm loving it now." Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I am proud of it and love it because there are not many others I have met with the same name. It is feminine and my father gave me the name." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i hav never meet someone my age with the same name." Feb. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are going to name our next baby Louise. I love the name and plan on calling her Lulu if we feel the need for a nickname. It is both graceful and cute." Nov. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "louise is a well nice name!!! it means war and beauty and intellegence it is better then other names such as lauren and eyaaha ect.. i am proud to have louise as my name xxx" Nov. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "For the first ten years of my life, I hadn't known any other Louise but myself. I was glad about that. It made me feel unique. But when I was younger, people always pronounced my name wrong. Well, maybe it's not pronouncing it wrong, but it's just not the way I like it to be said. They pronounce it as "Louise", when I like it to sound like it has a z instead of an s. "Louize"." Oct. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is louise at first i used to hate it now i love it. i get called louigie out of the mario bros lol and lou lou bell or just lou lou. but yea kl name lolx" Oct. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to think my name was boring, but I have only ever met one person with my name, so I like it now, with it's 'unusualness', proven by this chart, and the name's really grown on me. Like others on here, 'Weez' is something I used to get called, a lot. And I learned something that made me laugh the other day - that Louise comes from the name Ludwig!!" Jul. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise and i love it! i dont know anyone else with the name Louise because its so unique! my parents were going to call me Frances so im so glad i got named Louise instead. :D" Mar. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm English and I think it was a popular name for girls of my generation (1970's) in England. Here in USA, I've never met a single person with this name. In grade school it was always pronounced wrong "Luis", which used to embarrass me. Now that I'm an adult I love it, it sounds artsy and unique." Feb. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was named after a grandmother who died 5 years before I was born. I didn't really like my name growing up, it was too different, no one else had it. Now I love it, no one else has it!" Jan. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names louise and personally i think its a really cute, girly name its not that common and thats what i like!" Aug. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "when i was 12 i was bored with Louise, so i registered for first year of a new school as Louisa! just to have a little difference, now i like it and wouldn't change. i work in a non-traditional business, so if someone thinks i'm a Luis - i'm OK with that!!" Jun. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had trouble with this name when I lived in South America - everyone thought I had a man's name: 'Luis'. Apart from that, I like it. I always used to wish it had ALL the vowels in it though!" Jun. 11, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I read that the name Louise means beautiful. I come from england and the name Louise is pretty popular and it is as a baby name too, but it seems to have died out in america. So i'm assuming its seen as an old fashinoed name over there. I get called louis by foreign people who can't pronouce Louise." Apr. 3, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i hate it. no one can spell it. its horrible. and they'll always say louis..ugh come on already!!" Mar. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People sometimes say it "Louis," a man's name, and it drives me crazy! It has an e!!! (c: I rarely meet others with this name, but it's nice because whenever someone says Louise, I know they are talking to me, unlike a Katie or Jessica where 5 people might turn around." Jun. 22, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I'm 21 and come from London and I hate my name!!! I was named after my aunty! So not very original. I've never known any other Louise's (apart from my aunt) but almost everyone I know has it as a middle name including 4 of my cousins!!!" Sep. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      26 Neutral Comments

  • "Louise is my first name.I am from Australia.Louise is more common as a middle name in my country.I have only ever met a few other people who have Louise as a first name.I used to not like having this name but now I feel special because it is an uncommon first name where I live.It is sad that Louise is not a popular first name these days.It is a classic name." Feb. 3, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise Anne. I am 37. I like my name but only ever see it in the newspaper obituaries for old women! My husband calls me lulu:)" Feb. 13, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise -but people never get it right. Lois. Luisa! Louisa. Luis. Louis. Two of those are men's names, not even women's names. Baristas of America can't spell it, either. I like that I've never been in a setting with other Louises.... I've always been the only one. That part is good! But I do wonder when it will become popular again." Aug. 26, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is louise and I think it's really pretty and unique. I was named after my aunt (it's her middle name as well) and she was named after my great grandmother Louise. Everyone always says it's a boy name because some boy in my class is named Luis (Mexican) and it's pronounced looees but Louise is looeez. But like I said... I love the name(:" Oct. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "How can people in the US not have heard of this may not be common but have they not at least seen Thelma and Louise??" Aug. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi there, my name is Louise Virr and although I'm entirely British I have a comletely French name which I love. Living in England, it's pretty common although I have no other friends called Louise. I used to absolutely hate my name but now I really like it. It's a classic name so will never sound 'stupid'. I would never give any daughter of mine a 'fashionable' name as eventually they just sound a bit silly." Jul. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Louise is my middle name, but I use it as my first name. I like it much better than my first name, and it's not very common where I live. People often spell it wrong though, I get Luise a lot, and once Louse!" Mar. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Louise is my name but I cant really identify with many of the other posts here! I'm from the UK and dont know a single other person with my name. Its a very common middle name, but I rarely ever meet anyone with the same first name. I've also never had a problem with people saying or spelling it wrong. I think its a nice name, rare but not too obscure. The only thing I hate about it is all the unoriginal nicknames you get given like 'Lou' 'lulu' or 'weeze' I hate those." Feb. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am in high school and my name is Louise and i hate when teachers are calling roll in class and when they get to my name there is a long pause, and then once they say it, they look around to the boys,pronouncing it "luis" and assuming that i am a spanish man. BE PROUD LOUISES!!!" Mar. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are thinking of naming our daughter Louise. I think it's a beautiful name, but I'm still getting used to it!" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "itęs my second middle name :) wouldnęt mind it as a first name:D" Nov. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise and i live in Ghana.people find it odd when i say am Louise;they expect me to be called Louisa.I now look forward to that surprised look on their face,makes me feel good.Most people have the tendency to spell or pronounce it wrongly but i love my name and wouldnt change it for any name in the world.i would love to know more people with the name Louise." Aug. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my first name is Louise, & it's highly unusual here in Texas for someone my age & ethnicity to have it.(18/african american) I was named after my aunt who passed away at a young age from Leukemia. So my mom didnt just pull the name out of the air." Jul. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise too and I hate it! It is too common where I live in Bromley. Oh I wish my mum had called me Lillian instead." Jun. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i live in america and i have never meant anybody with the same name as me which is obviously louise, some people do butcher it with obnoxious hick accents" Feb. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister is called Louise and I think it is a beautiful name. It stands out, and is quite pretty." Nov. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im from the uk and my names Louise. It was popular here a couple of decades ago but isnt in fashion now. I dont have any problems with my name, i prefer louise to lou, which is what people tend to shorten it to." Oct. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm in my 30's and named after both my grandmothers, Louise Marie. I was called Weezie as a kid, but requested to be called Louise when I was in my teens. I had many fun nicknames, (Squeeze, Louie, Louisiana) men I have met really like the name because it's different and some say beautiful. Personally I feel it's a bit old-fashion, but it's nice to have a unique name rather than a common one." Oct. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Meh, it's not too bad I SUPPOSE, it kinda sounds... Old? Not that that's a bad thing. My names Louise aswell, and I don't know any other Louises. Which I love =P. Everyone pronounces it correctly, thank GOD. my nickname is "Loolah" haha." Sep. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "this is my name too but here i kno at least 4 people with the same name its quite common where i like scotland. i like my name but if i have a nickname is lou" Aug. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was born in 1953, and when I attended Junior High School all the "old lady" school teachers were named Louise. I changed my name to Sandy for one summer when I was 14, because all my friends were named Susie, Mary and Debbie. Now I enjoy my name, although very young children have a tendency to call me "Weez" which I hate!" Jul. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "ya i love my name but for some reason people seem to forget the 'u' when they spell it. when i was younger i used to get teased because of the way it sounds, i.e- Loo, Wees etc. I really like it though, its not too common. I'd hate to have a name that everyone has like 'Sarah'." Jun. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Cara Louise. My grandmother's name was nelta louise so I was named after her. Thank god my parents didn't give me the name nelta! It's an okay name but I wouldn't name any of my kids louise" Feb. 2, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Louise but when I leave a phone message, including voicemail messages, almost everyone calls back asking for "Elise". Not a popular name so people don't expect to hear it." Aug. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "well like all the others they always mistake my name for a boy..i believe there's a spanish masculine name 'luis' but i quite like my name, its unique and i kinda like its meaning being a warrior maiden coz im a big fighter for what i believe and dream" Mar. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is long and they always list last names then my first name is partially cut off...So i always get, "Louis? Is there a Louis?" It drives me nuts!" Sep. 13, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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