Lewis - Meaning of Lewis

What does Lewis mean?

[ 2 syll. le-wis, lew-is ] The baby boy name Lewis is pronounced LUW-ihS- †. Lewis is of Celtic and Germanic origin. It is used mainly in the English language.

Lewis is a variant of Llewellyn (Welsh).

Lewis is also a variant spelling of Louis (English and French) in the English language.

See also the related form, Lughaidh (Irish).

See also the related categories, english, celtic, and germanic (german).

Lewis is an all-time favorite. At present it is still rather popular as a baby boy name, but not as much as it was previously. At the height of its usage in 1908, 0.294% of baby boys were given the name Lewis. It had a ranking of #61 then. The baby name has markedly fallen in popularity since then, and it is used only on a modest scale in recent years. In 2018, it ranked at #546 with a usage of 0.026%. Within the family of boy names directly linked to Lewis, Louis was the most regularly used. The name was thrice as popular as Lewis in 2018.

Baby names that sound like Lewis include Louis, Lacee, Lacey, Lachey, Lachi, Lachie, Lachy, Laci, Lacie, Lacy, Lagi, Lais, Lajos, Lakee, Lalla, Langy, Lashi, Lasho, Laskee, and Laskey.

† Pronunciation for Lewis: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"

Details of famous persons named Lewis:
Author Lewis Carroll, born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson 27 January 1832 - 14 January 1898, Daresbury, Cheshire, England.
Lawyer Lewis "Scooter" Libby, born 22 August 1950, New Haven, Connecticut.
Rock Musician Lou Reed, born Lewis Allen Reed 2 March 1942, Brooklyn, New York.

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