What does Clovis mean?
Clovis [clo-vis] as a boys' name is pronounced KLOH-viss. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Clovis is "renowned fighter". Variant of Louis and Ludwig. King Clovis I was the first Christian king of the Franks, and later kings' use of the name Louis probably can be traced back to the dynasty he founded in the fifth century.
Related boy name: Aloysius.
1 feminine form: Clover.Creative forms:
(male) Clevis, Covis, ..
(female) Cloli, Clonia, .. Middle name pairings:
Clovis Dillan (C.D.), ..
How popular is Clovis?
Clovis is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#40833 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Clovis reached its highest rank of #734 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not found in the list currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Louis (#297 last year), Ludwig and Aloysius are the popular alternative forms of Clovis ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Clovis reached the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (adoption of 0.8%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.1%, down 92%), with versions like Aloysius becoming somewhat outmoded.
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