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Luke vs Louise - What's the difference?

luke | louise |

As a verb luke

is to pull .

As a proper noun louise is




(wikipedia Luke)

Alternative forms

* (rare biblical abbreviation)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 2005 Dallas Hudgens, Drive Like Hell , Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0743251636, page 94:
  • "Your parents like Cool Hand Luke''''', yes?" "I don't really know. Why?" "Why? Because they name you '''Luke'''." I was worried I might have to explain that my name wasn't all that uncommon, and, anyway, Claudia had named me after the alter ego of Hank Williams, ' Luke the Drifter.
  • (Luke the Evangelist), an early Christian credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.
  • * :
  • Luke , the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
  • (biblical) The Gospel of St. Luke, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the third of the four gospels.
  • louise


    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1890 Arthur Weir, John Arthur Lockhart: The Romance of Sir Richard. Published by William Drysdale&Co. page 83:
  • Louise , thy stately name sounds in my ear / Like a sea wave, that gathering, hill on hill, / Upon the blue horizon, smooth and still, / Sweeps to the shore
  • * 1957 , The Con Man , Armchair Detective Library (1991), ISBN 0922890935, page 47:
  • That's what I baptized her. Mary Louise'. Everybody else called her just plain Mary, but that wasn't the way I intended it. I intended it Mary '''Louise'''. That's a pretty name, isn't it? Mary ' Louise . Mary is too...plain?
  • * 1991 Emily Ellison, The Picture Makers , G.K.Hall, ISBN 0816151660, page 111:
  • I've always thought I was too large for a soft, musical name like Louise , too untidy.

    Usage notes

    Used in English since the seventeenth century, more in the U.K. than in the U.S.A. A common middle name today.