What does Lewis mean?
Lewis /lewis/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Aloysius.more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Lewis for boys. Lewis was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #41 in the U.S. then, and is at #597 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the boy name Lewis and related names. Aloysius, Lew, Lou, Louie, Louis (#289 last year), Ludvig, Ludwig, Luigi and Luis (#99) are the popular varying forms of Lewis (#597 last year). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.5249%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2015%, ▼61.6%), with forms like Aloysius, Lou, Louie, Ludwig and Luigi becoming somewhat outmoded. Luis (#99) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)