[ 2 syll. lui(s), lu-is ] The baby boy name Luis is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is Luw-IY-Z †. Luis is used chiefly in the English, Portuguese, and Spanish languages, and its origin is Germanic. Luis is a variant of the name Louis (English and French).
Luis is a popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1910s up to the 2000s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2000, 0.367% of baby boys were given the name Luis. It ranked at #49 then. The baby name has since fallen in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.160% and its ranking #126, but it was nonetheless the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2018, Luis was twice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Louis. In the past century Luis has mostly been a baby boy name.
† Pronunciation for Luis: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)"
Details of famous persons named Luis:
Politician Luiz Inácio (Lula) da Silva, born Luis Inacio da Silva, Vargem Grande, Brazil.
Soccer Player Luis Figo, born Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, 4 November 1972, Almada, Portugal.