Alois – Name Meaning

Alois is a German name derived from the Latin name Aloysius, which is a form of the Germanic name Hludwig. The meaning of Alois is “famous warrior” or “renowned fighter”. It is also associated with the Latin word alauda, which means “lark”.

The name Alois has been popular in Germany since the Middle Ages and was used by several members of the royal family. It was also used by several saints, including Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, who was canonized in 1726. In recent years, it has become more popular in other countries as well.


Alois is not a particularly common name in the United States, but it does appear on the Social Security Administration’s list of top 1,000 baby names for boys. It ranked at number 890 in 2019. In Germany, however, it is much more popular and ranked at number 33 in 2018.

Famous People Named Alois

There are several famous people who have borne the name Alois throughout history. These include:

  • Alois Hitler (1837-1903), father of Adolf Hitler
  • Alois Brunner (1912-2001), Nazi war criminal
  • Alois Mock (1934-2017), Austrian politician
  • Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915), German psychiatrist and neuropathologist

Variations of the Name

The name Alois can be spelled in various ways, including: Aloysius, Aloyse, Aloïs, and Alloysius. There are also several diminutives of the name such as Loui or Loysi.

By Ava Isabella Hartley

Ava Isabella Hartley is a renowned expert in the field of onomastics, the study of names and their meanings, with a particular focus on baby names. She holds a Master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Cambridge and has over 15 years of experience in the study of etymology, name trends, and cultural naming practices.

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