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The LOUIS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 18,552 1771 0.007 69
United States (1880 census) 7,503 803 0.015 150
Change since 1880 +11049 -968 -0.008 -81
Other Countries
Australia 455 3496 0.003 28
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for LOUIS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 4,508 389 0.028 282
New York 2,550 642 0.013 134
California 1,136 2727 0.003 34
New Jersey 1,084 774 0.013 129
Massachusetts 1,008 856 0.016 159
Top States for LOUIS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 4,508 389 0.028 282
Louisiana 944 674 0.021 211
Massachusetts 1,008 856 0.016 159
New York 2,550 642 0.013 134
New Jersey 1,084 774 0.013 129


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LOUIS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LOUIS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LOUIS in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LOUIS by picking someone at random in Florida than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LOUIS

Region of origin: Europe

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Ethnic distribution of LOUIS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 724 3.9
Asian/Pacific 519 2.8
Native American/Alaskan 262 1.41
Black/African American 10,589 57.08
White (Caucasian) 5,263 28.37
Mixed Race 1,195 6.44

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LOUIS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LOUIS in historical publications

LOUIS. The personal name,

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to LOUIS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LOUIS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LOUIS

The following words are slight variants of LOUIS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.