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Gender: Female Meaning of Luisa: "renowned warrior" Origin of Luisa: Italian variation of Louisa, form of Louis

The name Luisa is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "renowned warrior". Luisa and is often added to lists like Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A Brother For Liam, A Sister For Emma".

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Louise and Louisa have been put into the Exoticizer to produce this pretty and more unusual version, Luisa.

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Famous People Named Luisa

Luisa María Francisca de Guzmán y Sandoval, Queen consort of John IV of Portugal
Maria Luisa of Parma (born Luisa Maria Teresa Ana), Queen consort of Charles IV of Spain
María Luisa of Spain, Holy Roman Empress consort of Leopold II
Maria Luisa Gabriella of Savoy, Queen consort of Philip V of Spain
Luisa Durán de la Fuente, First Lady of Chile as wife of President Ricardo Lagos
Luísa Dias Diogo, Prime Minister of Mozambique
Luisa Isabel María del Carmen Cristina Rosalía Joaquina Alvarez de Toledo y Maura, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia
Luisa Christina Zissman, British businesswoman ("The Apprentice UK")
Luisa Valenzuela, Argentine novelist
María Luisa Penne, Puerto Rican painter
María Luisa Bemberg, Argetine film director
María Luisa Piraquive, Colombian singer
Luisa, Marchesa Casati Stampa di Soncino, Italian heiress and art patron
(María) Luisa Martín, Spanish actress
Luisa Tetrazzini, Italian operatic soprano
Luisa Bradshaw-White, English actress
Luisa Ferida (born Luigia Manfrini Frané), Italian actress
(María) Luisa Cáceres Díaz de Arismendi, Venezuelan national heroine
Luisa Rivelli, Italian actress
Luisa Rossi, Italian actress
Luisa Ranieri, Italian actress
Luisa Morgantini, Italian MEP
Luisa Piccarreta, Italian mystic
Luisa Ignacia Roldán, Spanish sculptor
Luisa Värk, Estonian pop singer
Luisa María de Guadalupe Calderón, Mexican politician
María Luisa Josefina Antonieta Vicenta de Borbón, Duchess of Lucca
Julianna Luisa Margulies, American actress
Luisa Danbi Grier-Kim (b. 2008), daughter of American actor and comedian David Alan Grier

Pop Culture References for the name Luisa

Luisa Miller, opera by Verdi
Luisa Anselmi, character in the film "8 1/2"
Luisa Contini, character in the film "Nine"
Luisa Warrington, character on British soap "Family Affairs"
Luisa Alver, character on The CW's "Jane The Virgin"
Luisa, character on TV's "Elena of Avalor"


Samsonite Says:


Hate this spelling. The "u" is just ugly and to me, makes it much more masculine.

scblovesnames Says:


This is such a pretty spelling

Swangirl Says:


This spelling makes it look more like "Lucy" and less like "Louis." For someone like me who loves Lucy and isn't crazy about Louis, that's a good thing!

Nclui01 Says:


This is my name, it's a family name, and I'm's also a very popular Italian girls name, so where they came up with the German origin is completely baffling to me! Oh, and by the way, I used to HATE my name as a child, but now I love it because it's pretty and unique, but people butcher my name in pronunciation and spelling all the time! You get used to it, though.

Guest Says:


I much prefer this spelling

EmmaF Says:


Lovely, what's lost in regard to classic-ness is regained in beauty. But bound to be forever misspelled.