July 28, 2014 § 4 Comments
Along with “Louise”, the feminine variation of “Lewis” / “Louis”, the French version of “Ludovicus”, which is the Latin version of the German “Ludwig”, meaning “famous warrior” or “warrior prince”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Lou, Lula, Lulu, Luise, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Louisa Box, a girl local to Queen’s Crawley, with a reputation for fighting with her sister, in Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray (published in 1847-48, but set in the 1810s-20s).
– Louisa Crawley, one of the Rev. Bute Crawley’s daughters in Vanity Fair.
– Louisa Cutts, the girl Edward Dale marries, in Vanity Fair.
– Louisa Eshton, the youngest of the Eshton girls, members of Mr. Rochester’s social set, in Jane Eyre, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte.
– Louisa Hurst, Mr. Bingley’s snobbish married sister in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (written in 1797, published in 1813).
– Louisa Bailey Joy, Berry and Tom Joy’s mother, who has much money but little taste or gentility, in A Little Country Girl (1885), by Susan Coolidge.
– Lady Louisa Larpent, Lord Orville’s snobbish, shallow sister, in Evelina, or, The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World (1778), by Fanny Burney.
– Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), American novelist and short story writer.
– Louisa Anne Meredith (1812-1895), Anglo-Australian illustrator and writer, also known as Louisa Anne Twamley.