Lou

Lou - A very unique female name



  May 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lou, meaning renowned warrior, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #309. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lou and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lou? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lou. The baby girl name Lou was given to 5 baby girls in 2010, ranking #5461 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 287,502 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lou peaked in popularity 63 years ago in 1954 on position 204.



Famous with this name

Lou Ferrigno
Lou Romano
Lou Diamond Phillips


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Lou is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lou is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #2,443 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,443.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lou is where you live.


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Lou origin and meaning

Lou is a 3 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means renowned warrior. To see famous people named Lou, pop culture references for the name Lou and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lou

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lou, sorted by popularity.

Leah / Lillie / Lily / Lola / Lee / Lula / Lila / Layla / Lilly / Leila /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20105461
20045398
19822769
19782806
19772313
19762112
19751786
19742904
19731357
19721104
1971988
1970854
1969788
1968755
1967772
1966750
1965637
1964605
1963502
1962484
1961445
1960387
1959356
1958308
1957307
1956256
1955232
1954204
1953207
1952342
1951388
1950392
1949370
1948381
1947354
1946343
1945342
1944311
1943333
1942290
1941287
1940281
1939273
1938274
1937265
1936266
1935269
1934263
1933263
1932269
1931286
1930306
1929300
1928320
1927305
1926327
1925337
1924355
1923345
1922346
1921379
1920357
1919366
1918339
1917342
1916350
1915347
1914345
1913323
1912312
1911311
1910309

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York2443

Even more about Lou


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lou a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lou?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1954
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Lou
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 287,502
Letter count 3
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2010 births +5

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