Lulu

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See also: lulu, lùlu, lùlù, lǚlǚ, and lǜlǚ

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Lulu

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Louisa, Louise or Lucy, or of their variant forms.
    • 1860 Minnie S. Davis, The Rival School-Mates, The Ladies' Repository, Vol. 28-29, A. Tompkins (1860), page 500:
      "Do excuse me, and forgive my inquisitiveness. I was struck with the name Lulu." "You think it a baby name," she said, laughing. "O, no; it is wonderfully sweet to me! and may I sometimes call you so?"
    • 1920 Zona Gale, Miss Lulu Bett:
      There emerged from the fringe of things, where she perpetually hovered, Mrs. Deacon's older sister, Lulu Bett, who was "making her home with us." And that was precisely the case. They were not making her a home, goodness knows. Lulu was the family beast of burden.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Fairly popular as a formal given name in the latter half of the 19th century.

German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a diminuive of Luise and other female names beginning with Lu-.

Proper noun[edit]

Lulu

  1. A female given name; rare today.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Lulu n

  1. urine (Austrian child language)
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