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    Name: Lou

    Origin and Meaning of the Name Lou

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    Gender:

    Both

    Origin:

    Germanic

    Meaning:

    Fame and war

    Origin:

    French

    Meaning:

    Fame and war

    Pronunciation:

    (LOO)   [Guide]

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    Miscellaneous Info for Lou

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    Unisex Names, English Names, French Names, Nicknames or Pet Names, Middle Names, Celebrity Baby Names, Musical Names, Cowgirl Names, Comedian Names

    Used in:

    English and French speaking countries

    Additional info:

    Lou is a diminutive form of Louis or Louise. It also occurred in the US as a pet form of Louisa. Lou occurs frequently as a middle name for girls.

    First a nickname, it is now a name of its own.

    In France, Lou is chiefly used on girls. Seal and model Heidi Klum named their last born daughter Lou Sulola. Famous bearers include comedian Lou Costello, hard rock singer with the band Foreigner Lou Gramm, musical lengend with the Velvet underground Lou Reed and American television host Lou Dobbs.

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    Popularity Rank of Lou

    US top 1000 names since 1880

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    The name meaning of Lou and the name origin of Lou have been reviewed by our name experts.
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