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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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Popularity

Aloysius is #781 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Aloysius

Pop Culture References for the name Aloysius

Al, Aloisius

Aloysius's International Variations

Alois (German)

Comments

Ruanne Says:

2017-09-24T06:43:53

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

Mhill46 Says:

2017-07-18T20:39:27

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:

2015-11-11T17:02:49

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:

2015-10-26T17:13:00

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:

2015-08-22T00:46:52

I was wondering the same thing.

Honoria Says:

2014-10-11T10:51:27

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:

2014-06-21T02:23:04

Skins UK endeared this name to me.

NaomiNY Says:

2014-06-21T02:14:37

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

Nini Says:

2014-06-21T02:03:44

Why is it the perfect name for a parrot??