Name: Lou

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lou

  • Meaning:
    Fame and war
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    Fame and war
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    English and French speaking countries
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    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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