Loïc

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Breton
(loh-EEK)

The name is of somewhat debated origin. One is that it is a Breton form of Louis, however, in the Breton language, ïc usually denotes a diminutive form and thus it would not make sense that it is a form of Louis, and there is no other full Breton name which would fit the mold of Loïc. It has been suggested that it is instead an old Provençal form of Louis which was later borrowed by the Bretons.

Others have listed it as a franconized form of Laoig, a Breton diminutive form of William and it has also been connected with Lucas, being a Provençal form of such.

Currently, Loïc is the 34th most popular male name in French-speaking, Switzerland, (2010). His rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 62 (Belgium, 2009)
  • # 113 (France, 2009)
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