Lewis: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lewis

Lewis

Pronunciation: LOO-is (key)

Origin of the name Louis:

Derived from the Old French Loeis, which is from the Old High German Hluodowig (famous in war), a compound name composed from the elements hluod (famous) and wīg (war, strife). Var: Lewis, Luis.

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Comments and insights on the name Lewis: | Edit

Adore this name. When I have a son I am going to use this name. Still debating the nickname Lew/Lou. Lewis has a lot of room to build character. Love that it is rare but isn't unheard of!

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Lew/Lou, Louie

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Famous real-life people named Lewis: | Edit

Lou (Lewis) Reed, American rock musician (Velvet Underground)
Meriwether Lewis, American explorer
C. S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia
Lewis Hamilton, British Formula One racing champion
Lewis Hines, American photographer
Lewis Carroll - pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson who wrote Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass

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Lewis Hamilton from the Pixar franchise Cars

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