Louise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Louise, the feminine form of Louis.

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Louise

  1. A female given name.
    • 1890 Arthur Weir, John Arthur Lockhart: The Romance of Sir Richard. Published by William Drysdale&Co. page 83:
      Louise, thy stately name sounds in my ear / Like a sea wave, that gathering, hill on hill, / Upon the blue horizon, smooth and still, / Sweeps to the shore
    • 1957 Ed McBain, The Con Man, Armchair Detective Library (1991), ISBN 0922890935, page 47:
      That's what I baptized her. Mary Louise. Everybody else called her just plain Mary, but that wasn't the way I intended it. I intended it Mary Louise. That's a pretty name, isn't it? Mary Louise. Mary is too...plain?
    • 1991 Emily Ellison, The Picture Makers, G.K.Hall, ISBN 0816151660, page 111:
      I've always thought I was too large for a soft, musical name like Louise, too untidy.

Usage notes[edit]

Used in English since the seventeenth century, more in the U.K. than in the U.S.A. A common middle name today.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Louise.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /luiːsə/, [luˈiːsə]

Proper noun[edit]

Louise

  1. A female given name.

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References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 51 558 females with the given name Louise have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Louise f

  1. A female given name, feminine form of Louis.

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German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Louise

  1. A female given name borrowed from French Louise.

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Louise

  1. A female given name borrowed from French Louise.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French Louise. First recorded in Sweden in 1698.

Proper noun[edit]

Louise

  1. A female given name.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622:52 540 females with the given name Louise living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on May 19th, 2011.