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Meaning and Origin of: Lew

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First name origins & meanings:

  • German : Famed warrior
  • Latin : Soothing

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Polish : from the personal name Lew ‘lion’, adopted as a translation of Leon (see Lyon 2).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant spelling of Lev.
  • English : topographic name for someone who lived by a hill or burial-mound, Old English hlǣw, or a habitational name from Lew in Oxfordshire, named with this word.
  • Chinese : variant of Liu 1.