Borrowed from Medieval Latin Clodovicus (cf. French Clovis), from Frankish *Hlōdowig, the same Germanic source as French Louis, Dutch Lodewijk and German Ludwig, see there for further information. Doublet of Louis and Ludwig.
The New Mexican city was named after a Frankish king; the Native American site and culture were named after this city.
- A male given name borne by several prominent people in Frankish/French and Germanic history.
- A city, the county seat of Curry County, in central northeastern New Mexico, United States.
- A city in Fresno County, California, United States.
- (archaeology) A particular site that contains evidence of an early Native American culture; the culture associated with this site.
From the name of the Frankish king Clovis I. Borrowed from Medieval Latin Clodovicus, Clodovechus (cf. also the form Ludovicus), the Latinised form of Frankish *Hlōdowig. Louis was derived from the same source, but developed naturally within French instead of being borrowed from the older form of the name. Compare also Ludovic. Cognate to German Ludwig and Dutch Lodewijk, which see for more information.
- → English: Clovis
- A male given name