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Gender: Male Pronunciation: al-oh-ISH-us Meaning of Aloysius: "famous warrior" Origin of Aloysius: Latin

The name Aloysius is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "famous warrior". Aloysius and is often added to lists like Ancient Roman Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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.

The feminine form is Aloysia.

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Famous People Named Aloysius

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian Jesuit nobleman
Aloysius Viktor Stepinac, Croatian cardinal and martyr
Louis Jacques Napoléon "Aloysius" Bertrand, French Romantic poet
Aloysius Lilius, Italian pioneer of the Gregorian Calendar
Aloysius Paulus Maria "Louis" van Gaal, Dutch football manager
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, Irish novelist
Nicholas Aloysius Adamshock, birth name of American actor Nick Adams
Joseph Aloysius "Allan" Dwan, Canadian-American film director
John Aloysius Fahey, American guitarist

Pop Culture References for the name Aloysius

Aloysius Xingu L. Pendergast, main character in the Pendergast series by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Aloysius "Nosey" Parker, puppet character in the Thunderbirds
Are Go series
Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable, son on TV's "The Aloysius T. McKeever, character Show"
Aloysius "Alo" Creevey, character on British TV's "Skins"
Franklin Aloysius Mumford, character on TV's "My Wife and Kids"
Aloysius Minch, character in the Mother video game series
Brother Aloysius, an alias of bad hat and murderer Henry Meats in "Sinister Street" (1913) by Compton Mackenzie
Aloysius, Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear in Evelyn Waugh's "Brideshead Revisited" (1945)
Aloysius Knight, character in the novel "Scarecrow" by Matthew Reilly
Aloysius Snuffleupagus, Character on "Sesame Street"'
Aloysius, character from the comic series RandoWeis
Aloysius T. McKeever, character in the Christmas film “It Happened on 5th Avenue”

Al, Aloisius

Aloysius's International Variations

Alois (German)


Ruanne Says:


Well, it's a more interesting route to arrive at Al.

Mhill46 Says:


Parrot? That doesn't even make sense. Good lord. Who writes these descriptions? I hate it when nameberry injects personal opinions into their descriptions. Very obnoxious.

KJGlitter Says:


I guess I was expecting to find some information in the name info section when I looked up this name, not rude and uncalled for personal opinion. My bad.

AriellaBar Says:


Aloysius (known as "Golly") on Monarch of the Glen. The strong and quiet head ranger. Does not remotely resemble a parrot. Great name for a great character.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I was wondering the same thing.

Honoria Says:


Come on, Nameberry, don't be childish. You finally got around to giving Gertrude a decent description, so surely you could find it within your heart to do Aloysius some justice? Just because it's not as standard as James and Michael, or as "modern" as Jayden and Bentley, doesn't mean it's an inappropriate choice. If anything, that just makes "Ah-loo-wish-us" all the more charming.

ahoymccoy Says:


Skins UK endeared this name to me.

NaomiNY Says:


It's a nice name, though I personally wouldn't use it; Aloysius is on my guilty pleasure name list.

Nini Says:


Why is it the perfect name for a parrot??