Luis Name Meaning & Origin

Luis

Pronunciation: loo-EES, loo-EEZ (key)

Origin of the name Luis:

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).

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Luis is used a lot as a double name in Spanish-speaking countries: Luis Carlos, Luis Miguel, Luis Enrique and Jose Luis are common.
In German speaking countries Luis has become very popular in the last year and is now number 8.

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Sometimes used as a short form for Joseluis or Jose Luis.

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Lucho, Güicho, Huicho, Lou, Louie, Luigi.

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Famous real-life people named Luis: | Edit

Luis Miguel, Mexican singer.
Luis Enrique, Nicaraguan salsa singer and composer
Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva (Lula), President of Brazil
Luis Eduardo Perez Martinez

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Luis Rodriguez, Hispanic-American repairman on Sesame Street
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