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Meaning and name origin

Lewis \le-wis\ as a boy's name is pronounced LOO-iss. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Lewis is "famous warrior". Anglicization of Louis. Author Lewis Carroll.

Lewis has 4 variant forms: Lew, Lou, Louis and Luis.

For more information, see also the related boy name Aloysius.


Lewis is a very popular first name for males (#180 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lewis for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lewis name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lewis outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lewis and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aloysius, Lew, Lewis, Lou, Louis and Luis. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aloysius, Lew, Lewis, Lou, Louis, Luis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lewis, Louis, Luis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lewis is also pronounced similarly to Les and Lewes. Another suggested similar baby name is Lexis. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lewis.


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