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What does Luis mean?

Luis Pronunciation of Luis [luis] as a boys' name is pronounced loo-EECE. It is of Spanish and Old German origin. Variant of Louis. See also Lewis.


Luis has 1 variant: Luiz.

11 more related forms via Lewis, Louis: Lew, Lewes, Lewis, Lou, Louie, Louis, Lucho, Ludvig, Ludvik, Ludwig and Luigi.

Creative forms:
(male) Lais, Leois, ..

(female) Lune, Luth, ..

Middle name pairings:
Luis Walker (L.W.), ..

How popular is Luis?

Luis is a very popular first name for men (#104 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#4737 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Luis reached its apex position of #49 in the U.S. in 2000, and is at #106 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luis name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Lew, Lewis (#569 via latest list), Lou, Louie (#967), Louis (#297), Ludvig, Ludwig, Luigi and Luiz are the popular alternative forms of Luis (#106 via latest list) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Lewes, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Luis was at its most widespread a century ago (usage of 1.2%) and is now much less (usage 0.3%, 76%), with versions like Louis becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Luis, Lew, Lewis, Lou, Louie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Louis, Ludwig, Luigi, Luiz in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Luis is alike in pronunciation to Les and Luce. Other recommended names are Aris, Cris, Elis, Enis, Kris, Lars, Leif, Lexis, Lin, Luc, Lucas, Lucio, Lucius, Luck, Ludo, Lugh, Lugus, Lukas, Luke, Lunn, Nuris, Odis, Otis, Reis and Tris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Luis.