What does Lewis mean?
Affiliated boy name: Aloysius.Creative forms:
(male) Lawis, Lenwis, ..
(female) Lewa, Lewla, .. Middle name pairings:
Lewis Jessie (L.J.), ..
How popular is Lewis?
Lewis is a very prominent first name for males (#180 out of 1220, Top 15%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#26 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Lewis was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #41 in the U.S. then, and is at #569 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Aloysius, Lew, Lou, Louie (#967 last year), Louis (#297), Ludwig and Luis (#106) are the popular varying forms of Lewis (#569 last year). Adoption of these relations of Lewis was more pronounced during 1880-1889 (average #412) and has become much lower since (#1242, ▼76%), with forms like Lewis becoming less stylish.
Lewis▼ is alike in pronunciation to Les and Luiz. Other suggested similar names are Alwis, Bemis, Bevis, Denis▼, Kevis, Leif, Leonis, Levi▲, Levin, Lexis, Lexus, Regis, Reis and Tevis. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lewis.See names in meaning and etymology.