Meaning and Name Origin
For more information, see also the related boy name Aloysius.
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 (#23 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Lewis for boys. Lewis reached its apex rank of #41 in the U.S. then, and is at #597 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lewis and related names. Popular varying forms of Lewis (#597 last year) listed in the Top 1000 are Aloysius, Lew, Lou, Louie, Louis (#289 last year), Ludvig, Ludwig, Luigi and Luis (#99). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 and has become much lower since, with forms like Aloysius, Lou, Louie, Ludwig and Luigi becoming somewhat outmoded. Luis (#99) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)