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Gender: female
Pronunciation: lew-WE-zah
Meaning: fights with honor, renowned fighter
Related Names: Elisa, Eloise, Heloise, Lew, Lou, Louis, Louise

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if female



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: louisa Origin: French,,, German,, Meaning (no case): fights with honor, renowned fighter

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The name Louisa comes from German and French roots and means similar things in both languages. The female name Louisa is related to the male name Louis and takes on a similar meaning to that name. The original French female form of Louis is Louise, and Louisa is another feminine form stemming from these two names.


Louisa is no longer an extremely popular name in the US as a female given name. The last time that the name Louisa made it onto the list of the 1000 most popular female given names in the US was in the 1960s. From 1960-1969, the name held the spot of 865th most popular female given name. The name was never at the top of the charts in the 20th century, but it was found much higher on the charts in the beginning of the 20th century than in the 60s when it eventually fell off the chart. Its highest rating in the 20th century was in the period from 1900-1909, when it was found at the 376th most popular spot for female given names. [1]

In other countries, Louisa remains much more popular than in the US. For example, the name is 228th most popular in Australia (1998) and 279th in Belgium (2005). In Sweden, the name was 289th most popular female given name in 2000. In Canada, the name is more popular than it is in the US; in 2005, the name was ranked 641st among female given names. [1]


There are towns in three states in the United States named Louisa:

  • Louisa, Virginia,
  • Louisa, Iowa
  • Louisa, Kentucky

Additionally, in Virginia, there's a county called Louisa County.

In the 1800s a US ship out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was called the Louisa. It was captained by Thomas Haggard. [1]


  • Meryl Streep has a daughter named Louisa
  • Louisa Catherine was the daughter of John Quincy Adams
  • There is a lake in Orlando, Florida, called Lake Louisa.



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Author:Rachel Hanson


Facts about LouisaRDF feed
Gender female  +
Length 6  +
Meaning fights with honor, renowned fighter  +
Meaningnc fights with honor, renowned fighter  +
Name louisa  +
Origin French  +, and German  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation lew-WE-zah  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Elisa  +, Eloise  +, Heloise  +, Lew  +, Lou  +, Louis  +, and Louise  +
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