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Aloysius

Heartal-oh-ISH-us
Latin
"famous warrior"

Aloysius Origin and Meaning

The name Aloysius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "famous warrior".
This name is a classic example of an underused golden oldie that ticks so many boxes - unusual yet traditional, heaps of cute nicknames, a statement name that exudes retro cool. Aloysius is the Latin form of many more common names like Louis, Luis, Luigi and the uncommon but symphonically familiar Ludwig.

Aloysius is familiar to Catholic name seekers as the name of the saint who died treating those afflicted by a pandemic, and is therefore a symbol of selfless caring - a worthy namesake in these somewhat egocentric times.

Aloysius was historically common in Ireland, and is occasionally passed down in Irish families today. The feminine form is Aloysia.

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Famous People Named Aloysius

  • Saint Aloysius GonzagaItalian Jesuit nobleman
  • Aloysius Viktor StepinacCroatian cardinal and martyr
  • Louis Jacques Napoléon "Aloysius" BertrandFrench Romantic poet
  • Aloysius LiliusItalian pioneer of the Gregorian Calendar
  • Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van GaalDutch football manager
  • James Augustine Aloysius JoyceIrish novelist
  • Nicholas Aloysius Adamshockbirth name of American actor Nick Adams
  • Joseph Aloysius "Allan" DwanCanadian,American film director
  • John Aloysius FaheyAmerican guitarist

Aloysius in Pop Culture

  • Aloysius O'Haremain antagonist of the movie "The Lorax"
  • Aloysius Xingu L. Pendergastmain character in the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  • Aloysius "Nosey" Parkerpuppet character in the Thunderbirds
  • Are Go series
  • Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtableson on TV's "The Aloysius T. McKeever, character Show"
  • Aloysius "Alo" Creeveycharacter on British TV's "Skins"
  • Franklin Aloysius Mumfordcharacter on TV's "My Wife and Kids"
  • Aloysius Minchcharacter in the Mother video game series
  • Brother Aloysiusan alias of bad hat and murderer Henry Meats in "Sinister Street" (1913) by Compton Mackenzie
  • AloysiusSebastian Flyte's teddy bear in Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited" (1945)
  • Aloysius Knightcharacter in the novel "Scarecrow" by Matthew Reilly
  • Aloysius SnuffleupagusCharacter on "Sesame Street"'
  • Aloysiuscharacter from the comic series RandoWeis
  • Aloysius T. McKeevercharacter in the Christmas film “It Happened on 5th Avenue”
  • Aloysius Starkweathercharacter in the Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare
  • Dr Aloysius Herbert Samberlycharacter in Marvels Agent Carter TV show