Diminutive of Louise or Lucy, or Arabic

Lulu Origin and Meaning

The name Lulu is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "pearl".

Lula has a firecracker personality, a singing and dancing extrovert. Interesting that Lulu was a Top 100 name when the Social Security list was born in 1880, but it's been sliding ever since and has not been in the Top 1000 for decades. Modern parents in love with Lulu might well reverse that trend.

Lulu is the now grown daughter of musicians Edie Brickell and Paul Simon. In the Swinging London sixties, Lulu was a popular single-named Scottish singer--whose birth name was Marie.

# 955 in the US

Lulu Rank in US Top 1000

# 493 on Nameberry

Lulu Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lulu Popularity

Famous People Named Lulu

  • Lulu (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie)Scottish pop singer
  • Lucinda Jane "Lulu" GuinnessBritish socialite and designer
  • Lauren MarieElizabeth "Lulu" Antariksa, American actress
  • Lulu Belle (born Myrtle Eleanor Cooper)American country music singer of duo Lulu Belle and Scotty
  • Lulu JamesBritish soul singer
  • Lulu KennedyBritish fashion designer
  • Luyando "Lulu" HaangalaZambian TV personality
  • Lulu WangChinese,Dutch novelist
  • Zhou LuluChinese weightlifter
  • Lulu GlaserAmerican actress and singer
  • Lulu WhiteAmerican madam
  • Lulu JohnsonAmerican reality TV personality; daughter of designer Betsey Johnson
  • Lulu Simondaughter of musicians Paul Simon and Edie Brickell
  • Luella Jane "Lulu" West (b. 2006)daughter of Christian singer,songwriter Matthew West
  • Lulu Augustine Alloy (b. 2009)daughter of YouTuber Karen Alloy
  • Lulu Gray Rosenberg (b. 2018)daughter of American actress Haylie Duff and Matt Rosenberg

Lulu in Pop Culture

  • Little Lulucomic book character
  • "Lulu" opera by Alban Berg and its main character, a former street urchin
  • Lulubear on TV's "Bananas in Pajamas."
  • Lulu Spencercharacter on American soap "General Hospital"
  • Lulubaby in movie "Waitress"
  • Lulusupporting character in video game "Final Fantasy X"
  • Lulu aka Lelouch Lamperougecharacter in anime Code Geass
  • Lulu Teruno aka Telluone of the Death Busters in the Sailor Moon series
  • Lulucharacter on TV's "Gilmore Girls"
  • Lulu Forchettecharacter from "This Golden Land," by Barbara Wood
  • Lulucharacter in video game "League of Legends"
  • Lulucharacter on TV's "True Jackson VP"
  • "Lulu on the Bridge" 1998 film
  • Lulua publishing company
  • Madame Luluan alias used by Olivia Caliban in Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events"

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