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National Louie Day – October 18, 2022

National Louie Day is celebrated every year on October 18 by people all around the globe. It is a day on which everyone gathers to praise and honor every person with the name Louie that exists!

History of National Louie Day

Louie is a slight variation of the name Louis. This is a name of French origin, Latinized from the German name ‘Ludwig,’ which means “renowned warrior.” The most popular variants of Louie include Lewis, Lou, Lew, and Louisa, a feminine form of the name. Louie’s are found primarily in English-speaking areas, such as England, New Zealand, and even the Dutch-speaking country of the Netherlands. Its popularity has also risen significantly in the nordic country Sweden.

Most people would describe Louie as a name that gives off youthful and wholesome energy and a classic name with a touch of comedic value. It’s rare to find someone whose first name is Louie. Usually, this person is called Louis or Louise and receives the sweet nickname Louie from their family or friends. However, many famous personalities in history carry the name, such as American stand-up comedian Louie Anderson, former N.B.A. player Louie Dampier, and Italian drummer Louie Bellson.

The name Louie is also found in fiction. In “The Simpsons,” a mafia member is called Louie, and in the Mickey Mouse universe, one of Donald Duck’s nephews is called Louie. This is also the name of the St. Louis Blues mascot. It is estimated that nearly 16,000 Americans are named Louie, which means that there are almost five Louie’s for every 100,000 Americans. It has also been ranked the 1,610th most popular name in the United States.

National Louie Day timeline

1937
Huey, Dewey, and Louie

Louie, Donald Duck’s nephew, makes his first appearance in print.

1967
Louie Dampier

The player begins to play professional basketball for the Kentucky Colonels.

1984
Louie Anderson

The comedian makes his television debut in January.

1985
Louie Bellson

The jazz drummer receives an honorary Doctorate from Northern Illinois University.

National Louie Day FAQs

What game show did Louie Anderson appear on?

Anderson was a regular on the T.V. game show “The New Hollywood Squares” from 1986 until 1988.

How do you tell Huey Dewey and Louie apart?

Each is dressed in a different color representing an object that starts with the same letter as their names. The brightest color of the three is red (Huey), dew is blue (Dewey), and leaves are green (Louie).

Where did Louie Dampier go to college?

Louie Dampier attended the University of Kentucky from 1964 to 1967.

National Louie Day Activities

  1. Write a letter

    You know someone named Louie, whether they are one of your close friends or a famous figure. So why not write them a personalized letter, showing them all of your appreciation?

  2. Design a card

    It’s okay if you’re not that good with words. You can always choose to express your love by designing your card! Sharpen those colored pencils and get your scissors ready to make a beautiful card for that special Louie in your life.

  3. Shout out to a famous Louie

    Don’t have anyone in your circle named Louie? No problem! Choose someone from our list to shout out on social media! Do some extra research and share all the facts with your friends and family, getting them involved in the celebration.

5 Other Louie’s You Should Get To Know

  1. King Louie

    King Louie is a fictitious character from Walt Disney's animated musical film The Jungle Book, released in 1967.

  2. TV series “Louie”

    Louie is a comedy-drama television series that aired on F.X. in June 2010 about a comedian parenting his two daughters in New York City after getting divorced.

  3. Louie Bennett

    Louie Bennett was an Irish suffragette, trade unionist, journalist, and writer who lived in the early 20th century, and founded the Irish Women's Suffrage Federation in 1911 after being born and raised in Dublin.

  4. Louie Bickerton

    Louie Mildred Bickerton Cozens was an Australian tennis player who won the women's doubles championships at the Australian Championships in 1927, 1929, and 1931.

  5. Louie DeBrusk

    Louis Dennis DeBrusk is a retired professional ice hockey player from Canada.

Why We Love National Louie Day

  1. It’s all about Louie

    We love expressing our fondness for those around us! When it comes to Louie, it’s no different! This day gets us all together for Louie's sake, and we love that!

  2. Special appreciation

    We don’t need a specific day to show appreciation, right? But it’s nice to get a special day to remember and give love to every Louie around the globe!

  3. Second birthday

    Celebrating your name day means double the gifts you receive every year for simply being yourself! It’s like celebrating your birthday a second time annually!

National Louie Day dates

YearDateDay
2022October 18Tuesday
2023October 18Wednesday
2024October 18Friday
2025October 18Saturday
2026October 18Sunday

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