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What does Lewellyn mean?

Lewellyn Pronunciation of Lewellyn [lewellyn] as a name for boys is a Welsh name, and the name Lewellyn means "like a lion". Lewellyn is an alternate spelling of Llewellyn (Welsh): like the Welsh name Lleu.

Associated with: lion.


Lewellyn has 4 variants: Lewellen, Llewellen, Llewelyn and Llwewellin.

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Middle name pairings:
Lewellyn Carsyn (L.C.), ..

How popular is Lewellyn?

Lewellyn is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#16988 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular alternative form of Lewellyn (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 is Llewellyn. Other variants, like Llewelyn, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Lewellyn was well-received among parents in the 1890s (#753). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Llewellyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lewellyn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Allyn, Berlyn, Delwyn, Devlyn, Ethelwyn, Evelyn, Gwillyn (see Guillaume), Heilyn, Kelvyn, Kelwyn, Ladell, Larell, Lavell, Ledell, Leedon, Leeland, Leeron, Leeroy, Lendell, Lennell, Leonello, Lesean, Lesley, Lesly, Levell, Levelle, Levern, Levey, Lewayne, Lewes, Lezly, Lonell, Lovell, Lowel, Lowell, Lydell, Lyell, Melvyn, Melwyn, Merlyn, Newell, Peregryn, Selwyn, Sewell, Seweryn, Sterlyn, Verlyn and Welwyn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lewellyn.

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