Meaning and Origin of: Lew

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Famed warrior
  • Latin : Soothing

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.