Louie (given name)

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Pronunciation /ˈli/
Gender Unisex, but usually male
Language(s) English
Word/name French, variant of Louis
Meaning Warrior, Knight
Region of origin United Kingdom
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Alternative spelling Louis
Variant form(s) Louis, Luigi, Ludwig, Ludovic
Nickname(s) Lou
Related names Louis, Lewis, Lois, Louise
Popularity see popular names

Louie is a moderately common given name, related to the more common name Louis. It originated in the United Kingdom (where Louis is pronounced /ˈli/) as a more regularly-spelled version without a silent ⟨s⟩. In 2011, it was the 74th most common forename for births in England and Wales, with Louis only slightly more common at 68th.[1] In the United States, Louis (there pronounced /ˈlɪs/) is far more common.

The name is unisex; it is usually considered a masculine given name, as a derivation of Louis, but is occasionally given to girls as a diminutive of Louise.[2]

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