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Aloysius is a given name
Given name
A given name, in Western contexts often referred to as a first name, is a personal name that specifies and differentiates between members of a group of individuals, especially in a family, all of whose members usually share the same family name...

. It is a Latinisation of the names Louis
-Surname:* Arthur Louis , British musician whose surname is pronounced 'Lewis'* Thomas Louis , British naval officer* Pierre Louÿs , French writer* Spyridon Louis , Greek runner...

, Lewis
Lewis is the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island of the Western Isles or Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The total area of Lewis is ....

, Luis
Luis, , Luís , Lois , Lluís , or Luiz may refer to:-People:Royalty of Portugal...

, Luigi
is a fictional character, featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario series,...

, Ludwig
Ludwig may refer to:* Ludwig , a German name* Ludwig , a German surname* Ludwig , a 1972 film by Luchino Visconti about Ludwig II of Bavaria* Ludwig , a 1977 animated children's series...

, and so on (traditionally Latinised Ludovicus or Chlodovechus). In English it is usually pronounced æləˈwɪʃəs . In the US, the name is rare, with babies receiving the name less than 0.001% since the 1940s, according to Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration
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Among the famous holders of this name are:
  • Aloysius Ambrozic
  • Aloysius Bertrand
    Aloysius Bertrand
    Louis-Jacques-Napoléon “Aloysius” Bertrand was a French poet instrumental in the introduction of the prose poem into French literature and is credited with inspiring later Symbolist poets...

  • Aloysius Gonzaga
    Aloysius Gonzaga
    - Early life :Aloysius Gonzaga was born at his family's castle in Castiglione delle Stiviere, between Brescia and Mantova in northern Italy in what was then part of the Papal States. He was a member of the illustrious House of Gonzaga...

  • Aloysius Lilius
    Aloysius Lilius
    Aloysius Lilius , also variously referred to as Luigi Lilio, Luigi Giglio, or Aluise Baldassar Lilio, was an Italian doctor, astronomer, philosopher and chronologist, and also the "primary author" who provided the proposal that became the basis of the Gregorian Calendar reform of 1582.The crater...

  • Aloysius Schmitt
    Aloysius Schmitt
    Father Aloysius H. Schmitt was a Roman Catholic priest of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dubuque, who served as a chaplain in the United States Navy during World War II. -Early life and ordination:...

  • Aloysius Stepinac
    Aloysius Stepinac
    Aloysius Viktor Stepinac , also known as Blessed Aloysius Stepinac, was a Croatian Catholic cardinal and Archbishop of Zagreb from 1937 to 1960. In 1998 he was declared a martyr and beatified by Pope John Paul II....

  • Aloysius Szymanski
    Al Simmons
    Aloysius Harry Simmons , born Aloisius Szymanski in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was an American baseball player. He played for two decades in the major leagues as an outfielder, and had his best years as a member of Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics during the 1930's...

    , given name for Baseball Hall of Famer Al Simmons
  • John Aloysius Fahey
    John Fahey (musician)
    John Fahey was an American fingerstyle guitarist and composer who pioneered the steel-string acoustic guitar as a solo instrument. His style has been greatly influential and has been described as the foundation of American Primitivism, a term borrowed from painting and referring mainly to the...

  • Patrick Aloysius Ewing, Sr.
  • Aloysius Paulus Maria (Louis) van Gaal, Dutch football coach
  • Petrus Aloysius
    Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma
    Pier Luigi Farnese was the first Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro, from 1545 to 1547.Born in Rome, Pier Luigi was the illegitimate son of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese...

     (19 November 1503 – 10 September 1547), Duke of Piacenza and illegitimate son of Pope Paul III

Fictional characters
  • Timothy Aloysius Cadwallader "Dum Dum" Dugan,a fictional character in the Marvel Comics Universe.
  • Aloysius, Hudsucker Company Janitor, and Sidney J. Mussburger's spy in The Hudsucker Proxy
    The Hudsucker Proxy
    The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Sam Raimi co-wrote the script and served as second unit director....

  • Aloysius, the police
    The police is a personification of the state designated to put in practice the enforced law, protect property and reduce civil disorder in civilian matters. Their powers include the legitimized use of force...

     chief in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 in stolen cash by a diverse and colorful group of strangers...

  • Owlowiscious, owl and nighttime assistant to Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
    My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is an animated television series that premiered on October 10, 2010 on the United States cable network The Hub, and is based on Hasbro's My Little Pony line of toys and animated works. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios and DHX Media Vancouver...

  • Aloysius
    Aloysius (Waugh)
    Aloysius is Lord Sebastian Flyte's teddy bear in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited .The model for Aloysius was Archibald Ormsby-Gore, the beloved teddy bear of John Betjeman, Waugh's friend at Oxford....

    , Lord Sebastian Flyte's beloved teddy bear
    Teddy bear
    The teddy bear is a stuffed toy bear. They are usually stuffed with soft, white cotton and have smooth and soft fur. It is an enduring form of a stuffed animal in many countries, often serving the purpose of entertaining children. In recent times, some teddy bears have become collector's items...

     in Evelyn Waugh
    Evelyn Waugh
    Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh , known as Evelyn Waugh, was an English writer of novels, travel books and biographies. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer...

    's 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited
    Brideshead Revisited
    Brideshead Revisited, The Sacred & Profane Memories of Captain Charles Ryder is a novel by English writer Evelyn Waugh, first published in 1945. Waugh wrote that the novel "deals with what is theologically termed 'the operation of Grace', that is to say, the unmerited and unilateral act of love by...

  • Aloysius Beauvier, main character in the award winning play Doubt: a Parable
  • Lynn Aloysius Belvedere
    Lynn Aloysius Belvedere
    Lynn Aloysius Belvedere is a fictional character created by Gwen Davenport for her 1947 novel Belvedere and later adapted for film and television.-Film:Three films featured the character, starring Clifton Webb as Lynn Belvedere:...

     ("Mr. Belvedere")
  • Aloysius Creevey, character in the show Skins
    Skins (TV series)
    Skins is a BAFTA award-winning British teen drama that follows a group of teenagers in Bristol, South West England, through the two years of college. The controversial plot line explores issues such as dysfunctional families, mental illness , adolescent sexuality, substance abuse and death...

  • Aloysius "Nosey" Parker
    Aloysius "Nosey" Parker
    Aloysius "Nosey" Parker is a fictional character in the television series Thunderbirds, the feature films Thunderbirds Are GO and Thunderbird 6 and the 2004 live action film Thunderbirds....

    , Lady Penelope
    Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward
    Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward is the London Agent for the secret organisation International Rescue in the hit television series Thunderbirds...

    's chauffeur in the 1960s TV series Thunderbirds
    Thunderbirds (TV series)
    Thunderbirds is a British mid-1960s science fiction television show devised by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and made by AP Films using a form of marionette puppetry dubbed "Supermarionation"...

  • Aloysius X. L. Pendergast, protagonist of several novels by Douglas Preston
    Douglas Preston
    Douglas Preston is an American author who has written seventeen popular techno-thriller and horror novels, four alone and the rest with Lincoln Child...

     and Lincoln Child
    Lincoln Child
    Lincoln Child is an author of seventeen techno-thriller and horror novels. He often writes with Douglas Preston. Many of their novels have become bestsellers, and one, Relic, was adapted into a feature film...

  • Aloysius Snuffleupagus ("Mr. Snuffleupagus") of Sesame Street
    Sesame Street
    Sesame Street has undergone significant changes in its history. According to writer Michael Davis, by the mid-1970s the show had become "an American institution". The cast and crew expanded during this time, including the hiring of women in the crew and additional minorities in the cast. The...

  • Aloysius "Black" Knight, bounty hunter and guardian of Shane Schofield
    Shane Schofield
    Captain Shane Michael Schofield, USMC is a fictional character, whose exploits form the basis of a series created by the Australian author, Matthew Reilly. He appears in Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves and the spin off Hell Island...

    , in the book Scarecrow
    A scarecrow is, essentially, a decoy, though traditionally, a human figure dressed in old clothes and placed in fields by farmers to discourage birds such as crows or sparrows from disturbing and feeding on recently cast seed and growing crops.-History:In Kojiki, the oldest surviving book in Japan...

    , by Matthew Reilly
    Matthew Reilly
    Matthew John Reilly is an Australian action thriller writer. His novels are noted for their fast pace, twisting plots and intense action.- Biography :...

  • Aloysius Minch, father of Pokey Minch, one of the main antagonists in the video game EarthBound
    EarthBound, also known as EarthBound: The War Against Giygas! and released as in Japan, is a role-playing video game co-developed by Ape and HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System video game console...

  • Aloysius Binewski, patriarch of the carnival family in the book Geek Love
    Geek Love
    Geek Love is a novel by Katherine Dunn, published completely by Alfred A. Knopf in 1989. Dunn published parts of the novel in Mississippi Mud Book of Days and Looking Glass Bookstore Review...

     by Katherine Dunn
    Katherine Dunn
    Katherine Dunn is a best-selling novelist, journalist, voice artist, radio personality, book reviewer, and poet from Portland, Oregon.- Personal life :...

  • Theodore Aloysius "Theo" Huxtable, The Cosby Show.