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Updated May 24, 2023

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Famed warrior

What does Luis mean and stand for?

The name Luis is of German origin and means "famed warrior." It is the Spanish form of Louis.

Syllables: 2

How Popular Is The Name Luis

Family name origins & meanings

  • Portuguese (Luís) and Spanish : from the personal name Luís or Luis, from French Louis.


According to Social Security Administration data, Luis is slowly decreasing throughout the years. It enjoyed a brief stint in the top 50 in 2000 and one in the top 100 until 2013. Despite the slow decline, Luis still maintains a spot in the top 150.

However, it is the 10th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Luis was at its peak popularity in May 2021.

Luis is a very popular Hispanic name with many notable namesakes: film director Luis Buñuel, pop singer Luis Miguel, and Nobel Prize winners Luis Federico Leloir (Chemistry) and Luis Walter Alvarez (Physics). Despite its popularity as a given name, it hasn't been a popular choice for fictional characters, appearing in Sesame Street, Resident Evil 4, and Passions.

Where is it Popular?

Luis was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Luis

  • Lewi
  • Lou
  • Lu

Pairs well with these middle names


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