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Adaptation of Old French Louis, from Latin Ludovīcus, from Old High German *Hlūtwīg, from Proto-Germanic *Hlūdawīgą, from *hlūdaz (“loud, famous”) + *wīgą (“battle”). Compare English Louis, German Ludwig.
- A male given name, equivalent to English Louis, Lewis.
- A male given name of historical usage, equivalent to English Louis, notably borne by several French monarchs.