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Famous People Named Louis or Lou

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If your name is Louis, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Louis or Lou, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Louis can you think of? There are different ways to spell it, so this list also includes famous people named Lewis. The famous Lous below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Louis, athletes named Lou, and even political figures named Louis. The music industry is no stranger to the name Louis, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Lewis are worth mentioning? This list includes comedian Louis C.K., musician Lou Reed, baseball great Lou Gehrig, and fashion designer Louis Vuitton. To read more about these notable people named Louis, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
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  • Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Louis C.K.

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Louis Székely () (born September 12, 1967), better known by his stage name Louis C.K. (), is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Reed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lou Reed

    Dec. at 71 (1942-2013)
    Lewis Allan Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Gehrig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lou Gehrig

    Dec. at 38 (1903-1941)

    BirthplaceYorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Henry Louis Gehrig (born Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig; June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Louis Armstrong

    Dec. at 70 (1901-1971)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceMontgomery County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Silver Spring

    Lewis Niles Black (born August 30, 1948) is an American stand-up comedian, author, playwright,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lewis Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceStevenage, United Kingdom

    Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lewis Carroll is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lewis Carroll

    Dec. at 66 (1832-1898)

    BirthplaceDaresbury, Widnes, United Kingdom

    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (; 27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Louis Williams may refer to: Louis Williams (American football) (born 1979), American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Louis Gossett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Louis Cameron Gossett Jr. (born May 27, 1936) is an American actor. He is best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Thesz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lou Thesz

    Dec. at 86 (1916-2002)
    Aloysius Martin "Lou" Thesz (April 24, 1916 – April 28, 2002) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • Louis Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceDoncaster, England

    Louis William Tomlinson (24 December 1991) is an English singer, songwriter and television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lou Brock

    Age: 81

    BirthplaceEl Dorado, Arkansas, United States of America

    Louis Clark Brock (born June 18, 1939) is an American former professional baseball player. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Louis Rodman Whitaker Jr. (born May 12, 1957), nicknamed "Sweet Lou", is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Diamond Phillips is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceU.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines

    Louis Diamond Phillips (born February 17, 1962) is an American actor and director. His... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Boudreau is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lou Boudreau

    Dec. at 84 (1917-2001)

    BirthplaceHarvey, Illinois

    Louis Boudreau (nicknamed "Old Shufflefoot," "Handsome Lou" or "The Good Kid"; July 17, 1917 –... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Gramm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lou Gramm

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    Lou Gramm (born Louis Andrew Grammatico; May 2, 1950) is an American rock singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Louis Jude Ferrigno (; born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, fitness trainer, fitness... more on Wikipedia

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  • Lou Piniella is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceWest Tampa, Tampa, Florida

    Louis Victor Piniella ( usually ; born August 28, 1943) is a former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • Louis Farrakhan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Louis Farrakhan Sr. (; born Louis Eugene Walcott; May 11, 1933), formerly known as Louis X, is... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lou Rawls

    Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Louis Jourdan (born Louis Robert Gendre; 19 June 1921 – 14 February 2015) was a French film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Louie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Louie Anderson

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    Louis Perry "Louie" Anderson (born March 24, 1953) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Louis Pasteur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Louis Pasteur

    Dec. at 73 (1822-1895)

    BirthplaceDole, France

    Louis Pasteur (, French: [lwi pastœʁ]; December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French... more on Wikipedia

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  • Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    BirthplaceTexas, Pittsburg, Contiguous United States, Camp County, United States of America

    Louis Buller Gohmert Jr. (; born August 18, 1953) is an American attorney and former judge who... more on Wikipedia
  • Lou Creekmur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Louis or Lou

    Lou Creekmur

    Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)

    BirthplaceHopelawn, New Jersey

    Louis Creekmur (January 22, 1927 – July 5, 2009) was an American football offensive lineman.... more on Wikipedia
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