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What does Lewis mean?

Lewis Pronunciation of Lewis 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. Also form of Aloysius.


ASSOCIATED WITH famous, warrior


VARIANTS Lew, Lou, Louis, Luis

RELATIONS VIA LOUIS Lewes, Louie, Ludwig

(male) Lawis, ..

(female) Lewa, ..

Lewis Leo (L.L.), ..

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 #546 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Aloysius, Lew, Lou, Louie (#908 LAST YEAR), Louis (#263), Ludwig and Luis (#126) are the popular varying forms of Lewis (#546). Adoption of these relations of Lewis was more pronounced during 1880-1889 (AVERAGE #412) and has become much lower since (#1230, 77%), with forms like Lewis becoming less stylish.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Lewis is alike in pronunciation to Les and Luiz. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.

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