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Boy Names Ending with -ew

Ew ending baby names and what they mean, with 16 results. -ew names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the height of their popularity 26 years ago (USAGE OF 4.03%) and have become much less widespread since (USAGE 1.25%, DOWN 68.9%), with names such as Lew falling out of fashion. Crew (#732) is the most chic boy name in this compilation, while Pew (TOP 10%) and Tew (4%) are conventional -ew last names.

-ew names

Andrew - Renfrew

Andrew and variants

Andrew, var. Mandrew, Drew1
Derivative of Greek word. "Man, warrior." Andrez is also a slightly favored baby name.


Based on Aramaic word. "Son of Talmai (the farmer)." Not in popularity charts.

Carew and variants

Carew, var. Crew
Derivative of Latin element. "Chariot." Carew, Crew (compare Corlew, Chew) are common -ew suffix last names.


Based on Welsh word. "Wise." Cross-gender use. Drew is a familiar (UPPER 35%) men's name, and exists regularly (UPPER 1%) as a surname.

Var. of Drury. Based on Old French. "Loved one." Adoption of Drew was common 2 decades ago and has become lower. Cross-gender use.

Var. of Hugh. From Old French, Old German. "Soul, mind, intellect." Hew is not a Top 2000 name. See also Howe.

Derivative of Scottish word. "Man, warrior." Not in Top 2000. See also Keondre.

Var. of Leander. Origin fr. Greek element. "Lion man." Leandrew is uncommon as a boys' name. See also Leondre.


Var. of Lewis. From Old German. "Famous warrior." Adoption of Lew was higher 136 years ago, but now, Lew has become less in vogue. See also Leo.

Form of Llewellyn. Root fr. Welsh language. "Like a lion." Somewhat common as a birth name, Lew is comparable to the popular Leo. See also Le-.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ew names: Andrew, Bartholomew, Crew, Drew, Lew

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ew names: Mathew, Matthew

Form of Louis. Origin fr. French, Old German elements. "Famous warrior." Less widespread today. Lew was last recorded in the 1960s in the Top 2000. See also Loewy.

Form of Loeb. Source fr. German element. "Lion." Loes (UPPER 51%), Loer (61%) are conventional last names. See also Loy.

Matthew and variants

Matthew, var. Matthiew, Mathew
Origin fr. Hebrew. "Gift of God." Mathew (UPPER 2%) and Matthew (3%) exist often as surnames.

Origin fr. Old French, Hebrew. "Gift of God." Not that prominent as a boys' name, Mayhew is found more commonly as a last name.

Form of Montague. Origin fr. French word. "Pointed hill." Not in Top 2000.

Derived fr. Welsh element. "Calm river." Not Top 2000 name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ew names for boys.

1. Andrew - Renfrew
Andrew [Drew, Mandrew], Bartholomew, Carew [Crew], Drew, Drury [Drew], Hugh [Hew], Kendrew, Leander [Leandrew], Lewis [Lew], Llewellyn [Lew], Louis [Lew], Loeb [Loew], Matthew [Mathew, Matthiew], Mayhew, Montague [Montagew], Renfrew

Usage comparison for -ew names