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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My adopted brother is called Lewis, he's awesome :3

Nicknames for Lewis: | Edit

Lewis, Lew, louie, lewie

Lew, Lulu (as a joke :))

Meanings and history of the name Lewis: | Edit

An extremely common French name, of Germanic (Frankish) origin, from hlud 'fame' + wig 'warrior'
Actually, in France, it's almost always spelled Louis, pronounced LOO-ee. It's a very popular and traditional French name.

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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