Milou is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Milou thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.
The girl’s name Milou is a combining short form of Marie Louise and a common name in the Netherlands. In France, Milou is also a boy’s name and derived from Emile.
The feminine name Milou means “sea of bitterness”, “drop of the sea”, “star of the sea”, “rebelliousness”, “exalted one” or “wished for child” (from Marie) and “famous female warrior” (from Louise). The boy’s name Milou means “of the Aemilius family” and “rival” or “eager” (from Emile).
Even though, Milou is an unisex name it is predominantly used as a girl’s name. It is mostly common in the Netherlands and Belgium. Therefore, popular nicknames are mostly female as well, such as Lou, Lulu, Luli, Mille or Milli. Other similar first names are Mali, Maille, Malaya, Malia, Malo, Mauli, Mili, Millie, Milly, Milo, Molly, Myla, Milla, Mallow or Mala.
The name Milou is ranked #853 overall.
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