Loïc

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Loïc is a male personal forename chiefly used in France and French-speaking countries.

Origins[edit]

There is some disagreement about the origin of the name. A commonly held view in France (especially amongst non-Breton speaking Bretons) is that it is the Breton form of the name Louis. However, Breton speakers point out that "ic" is a diminutive, thus "Little Lo" makes no sense in the Breton language. A more informed origin is that it actually is "the old Provençal form of Louis",[citation needed] in which case it means "Famed Warrior".[1] A second, less well accepted explanation of the origin of the name is that its source is "Loukas", a Greek name meaning "One from Lucania". This would group the name with other names that have this root, such as Luke, Luc and Lucas.[2]

Notable people named Loïc[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BabyNames.com Please note that this reference compares the name to Lewis, rather than Louis. One origin of the name Lewis is the same root as the name Louis
  2. ^ Babynamer.com Archived 2007-10-28 at the Wayback Machine.