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Louis Name Popularity

How popular is the name Louis? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Louis was the 260th most popular boys name, representing 0.0981% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Louis has been the 87th most popular boys name, representing 0.2459% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 24 1,547 0.4394%
1911 21 1,823 0.4896%
1912 20 3,589 0.7117%
1913 20 4,253 0.7501%
1914 20 5,490 0.7878%
1915 23 6,518 0.7174%
1916 22 6,816 0.7056%
1917 23 6,765 0.6762%
1918 24 7,076 0.6593%
1919 28 6,656 0.6356%
1920 28 6,967 0.6266%
1921 29 7,245 0.6327%
1922 27 7,090 0.6364%
1923 27 7,071 0.6313%
1924 28 7,039 0.6062%
1925 29 6,792 0.6009%
1926 30 6,504 0.5913%
1927 29 6,663 0.6019%
1928 32 6,294 0.5882%
1929 32 5,986 0.5779%
1930 34 5,806 0.5558%
1931 36 5,421 0.5493%
1932 39 5,133 0.5196%
1933 40 4,681 0.5024%
1934 40 4,675 0.4836%
1935 42 4,614 0.4748%
1936 44 4,412 0.458%
1937 46 4,348 0.4412%
1938 47 4,386 0.4284%
1939 49 4,219 0.4148%
1940 50 4,320 0.4064%
1941 50 4,435 0.394%
1942 51 5,149 0.4078%
1943 53 5,028 0.3851%
1944 54 4,671 0.3769%
1945 55 4,470 0.3665%
1946 63 4,916 0.3332%
1947 64 5,775 0.346%
1948 65 5,379 0.337%
1949 64 5,231 0.3252%
1950 66 4,943 0.307%
1951 76 5,083 0.2998%
1952 79 4,919 0.2818%
1953 77 4,981 0.2814%
1954 81 4,839 0.2647%
1955 82 4,774 0.2595%
1956 82 4,898 0.2593%
1957 86 4,676 0.243%
1958 94 4,447 0.2353%
1959 100 4,300 0.2263%
1960 106 4,126 0.2178%
1961 105 3,951 0.2093%
1962 107 3,578 0.1949%
1963 104 3,603 0.2007%
1964 102 3,573 0.203%
1965 101 3,263 0.1995%
1966 104 2,983 0.1911%
1967 107 2,881 0.1898%
1968 110 2,685 0.1788%
1969 121 2,614 0.1697%
1970 125 2,636 0.1656%
1971 126 2,492 0.1658%
1972 130 2,086 0.1532%
1973 136 1,874 0.1446%
1974 133 1,922 0.1479%
1975 138 1,794 0.1396%
1976 142 1,759 0.1365%
1977 143 1,842 0.1367%
1978 150 1,733 0.1289%
1979 148 1,825 0.1294%
1980 152 1,768 0.1209%
1981 151 1,802 0.1226%
1982 162 1,679 0.1124%
1983 154 1,738 0.1178%
1984 158 1,696 0.114%
1985 165 1,653 0.1089%
1986 159 1,660 0.11%
1987 161 1,660 0.1088%
1988 166 1,679 0.1077%
1989 165 1,811 0.1122%
1990 168 1,796 0.1084%
1991 186 1,703 0.1045%
1992 194 1,583 0.0992%
1993 195 1,540 0.0988%
1994 206 1,378 0.0898%
1995 220 1,329 0.0882%
1996 235 1,256 0.0839%
1997 236 1,283 0.0867%
1998 255 1,140 0.0762%
1999 266 1,098 0.0733%
2000 279 1,109 0.0726%
2001 280 1,063 0.0705%
2002 272 1,113 0.0743%
2003 281 1,083 0.0712%
2004 302 1,031 0.0676%
2005 325 951 0.0622%
2006 324 966 0.0617%
2007 345 905 0.0574%
2008 349 880 0.0569%
2009 354 844 0.0565%
2010 341 890 0.0618%
2011 330 890 0.0625%
2012 310 1,026 0.072%
2013 313 1,040 0.073%
2014 288 1,196 0.0821%
2015 292 1,190 0.0818%
2016 288 1,213 0.0841%
2017 276 1,266 0.0907%
2018 260 1,348 0.0981%

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Names Like Louis

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What names are diminutives of Louis?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Louis sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Louis, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lew

Like a lion; famous warrior

Welsh

Lou

Famous warrior

German

Louie

Famous warrior

German

#897 (0.0124%)  

What names are variants of Louis?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Louis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aloysius

Famous warrior

German

Lew

Like a lion; famous warrior

Welsh

Lewes

Famous warrior

German

Lewis

A variant form of Louis.

German

#541 (0.0341%)  
Lodewick

Famous warrior

German

Lodovico

Famous warrior

German

Lou

Famous warrior

German

Louie

Famous warrior

German

#897 (0.0124%)  
Lucho

Famous warrior

German

Ludovic

Famous warrior; famous fighter

German

Ludovicus

Famous warrior

German

Ludvig

Famous warrior

German

Ludvik

Famous warrior

German

Ludwig

Famous fighter

German

Luigi

Famous warrior

German

#2,202 (0.0009%)  
Luis

Famous warrior

Spanish

#126 (0.2235%)  

What names sound like Louis?

If you like how Louis sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Louis.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lacie

French

Les

Holly garden; from Leicester

Scottish

Licio

From Lydia

Portuguese

Luce

Light

Latin

Lucio

Light; from Lucanus

Latin

#1,361 (0.0044%)  
Luiz

A Portuguese form of Louis.

Spanish


What names are similar to Louis?

Find a name that’s like Louis, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Elois

Famous warrior

German

Loring

Renowned fighter

German


Lists With Louis

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Siblings of Louis

Mamas with kids named Louis also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cecilia

Blinded one

Latin

#150 (0.1302%)  

3 Comments

  1. Louis, for our baby boy, is a version of his grandmother’s name Louise. It means “famous warrior.” We spell it in the old fashioned way so, it’s pronounced Lou-ee!
    We were very undecided on a name even after his birth, but I found myself calling him that –although we really couldn’t firmly decide! We formally filed his first name as Michael (his father’s first name) and Louis as his middle name. We figure that he can be known by his middle name and use his father’s name as a placeholder for now. We hold open the possibility that we or Louis may decide on something else in the future!

    • I just wanted to let you guys know that I am Louis also . Thanks

  2. Paternal grandfather


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