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is louis a female or male name

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Submitted: 12 years ago.
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Expert:  Steve -- a.k.a. Oreport replied 12 years ago.

(pronounced Loo-EE) -- the first syllable rhymes with loot -- and the accent is on the last syllable.

-- It is French.

-- It is a male name (and a Royal Name, at that) as in Emperor (or King) Louis XIV (the 14th) of French Revolution fame.

It is not pronounced like Lewis (LOO-iss) -- which is an English name.

It is also not pronounced like: Louie (LOO-ee) -- which is an Italian name.

I know this because my first and middle names are:

Louis Etienne (A-Tee-EN)

Lois (LOW-iss) and Louise (Loo-EEZ) are similar Female names.

By the way, Etienne is also a French (male) name which means: Steven.

Good Luck!