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Gender: Female Origin of Milou: Combination of Marie and Lou or Louise

The name Milou is a girl's name . Milou and is often added to lists like Girl Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory - Newborn girls from the Netherlands".

From the experts:

Milou and her near-identical twin Malou are adorable names popular throughout Europe; they're contractions of Marie or Mary and Lou or Louise. The Malou spelling will probably be easier for English speakers to pronounce; Milou may be conflated with Milo.

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Famous People Named Milou

Milou Sluis, Dutch model

Pop Culture References for the name Milou

Milou (known as "Snowy" in English) is the name of Tintin's little white (male) dog in the classic comic Les Aventures de Tintin et Milou (The Adventures of Tintin in English) by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.
Originally a French diminutive of Émilie, this name is now generally considered a contraction of the hyphenated name Marie-Louise.


EW314 Says:


Cute, but I think too cute. I cannot imagine an adult with this name. Same with Lilou and to a certain extent Malou.