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Aloysius (/æləˈwɪʃəs/ al-ə-WISH-əs) is a given name. It is a Latinisation of the names Louis, Lewis, Luis, Luigi, Ludwig, and so on (traditionally Latinised Ludovicus or Chlodovechus). It has Germanic origins and means, "fame in war." In the US, the name is rare, with babies receiving the name less than 0.001% since the 1940s, according to Social Security Administration data.[1] It is more common in Liberia.

Among the famous holders of this name are:

Real people[edit]

*[[Aloysius Paredes]]]

Fictional characters[edit]

Only name:

First name:

as middle name: