Updated February 15, 2024

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Famous warrior
  • German : Famed warrior

Boy name variations

Aloysius

Aloysius

- 5% this year
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Ahlois

Ahlois

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Aloess

Aloess

0 % this year
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Alois

Alois

+ 29% this year
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Alosius

Alosius

0 % this year
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Aloisio

Aloisio

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Aloys

Aloys

0 % this year
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Louis

Louis

+ 1% this year
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Ludwick

Ludwick

0 % this year
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Ludwig

Ludwig

- 31% this year
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Lutwick

Lutwick

0 % this year
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Lewes

Lewes

0 % this year
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Luis

Luis

+ 7% this year
Masculine
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Louie

Louie

- 2% this year
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Lewie

Lewie

0 % this year
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Lou

Lou

+ 14% this year
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Lew

Lew

- 17% this year
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Lu

Lu

- 17% this year
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Ludvig

Ludvig

0 % this year
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Luigi

Luigi

+ 28% this year
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Lodovico

Lodovico

0 % this year
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Luthias

Luthias

0 % this year
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Llewellyn

Llewellyn

- 35% this year
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Clovis

Clovis

- 21% this year
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Chlodwig

Chlodwig

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Lajos

Lajos

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How Popular Is The Name Lewis

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (but most common in Wales) : from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.
  • Welsh : from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn).
  • Irish and Scottish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.
  • Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.
  • This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. William Lewis was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, (coming from Cambridge, MA, with Thomas Hooker) in 1635.

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