Adaptation of Old French Louis, Looïs, Luis, from Latin Ludovīcus, from Old High German *Hlūtwīg or Frankish *Hlōdowig, from Proto-Germanic *hlūdaz (“loud, famous”) + *wīgą (“battle”). Compare English Louis, Spanish Luis, German Ludwig. Compare the same adaptation also for the Italian Parigi (“Paris”) and Tamigi (“Thames”).
- A male given name from Latin, equivalent to English Louis, Lewis.
- A male given name of historical usage, equivalent to English Louis, notably borne by several French monarchs.