What does Lew mean?
Lew [lew] as a boys' name has its roots in Old German and Welsh, and the meaning of the name Lew is "famous warrior; like a lion". Lew is a variant form of Lewis (Old German): anglicization of Louis. Lew is also a variation of Llewellyn (Welsh): like the Welsh name Lleu.
(male) Ler, Lle, ..
(female) Lle, Llei, .. Middle name pairings:
Lew Campbell (L.C.), ..
How popular is Lew?
Lew is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#4464 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Lew reached its top rank of #529 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Lewis (#569 from current records), Llewellyn, Lou, Louie (#967), Louis (#297) and Luis (#106) are the prominent related forms of Lew. These relations of Lew were at the top of their popularity in the 1880s (average #390) and are now significantly less widespread (#1134, ▼76%), with versions like Louie becoming less trendy.
Lew▼ is alike in pronunciation to La-, Le, Le-, Lea, Lee▼, Leigh, Leo, Lleu, Loew, Loewe, Loewy, Lowe, Loy and Lugh. Other recommended names are Hew, Lem▼, Len, Les, Lev and Lex. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lew.See names in meaning and etymology.