Lewis - boys name

Lewis name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Lewis name meaning:

The name Lewis is derived from the Old High German name Hludwig, which is composed of the elements "hlud" meaning "famous" and "wig" meaning "warrior." This gives the name Lewis a meaning of "famous warrior" or "renowned fighter." The name has origins in various cultures and has been used in different forms across history.

Lewis is a strong and classic name for a boy. It carries a sense of power and strength, as well as a hint of nobility and fame. The name has been borne by several notable figures throughout history, including famous explorers, authors, and actors, adding to its association with achievement and distinction. Parents who choose the name Lewis for their son may be drawn to its timeless appeal and the qualities it evokes.

Origin: German

Form of Louis. Famous in battle.

Related names

Louis , Aloisia, Aloysius , Eloisa , Lewis , Lou , Louie , Louisa , Ludovic , Luis , Luisa , Luiza , Lula

Other boys names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 136 out of 4789

419 recorded births last year

Change in rank

  • 10yrs

  • 5yrs

  • 1yr


    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (7)

Historical popularity of Lewis

The graph below shows the popularity of the boys's name Lewis from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Lewis in 2024