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Gender: M Pronunciation: LOO-iss Meaning of Lewis: "renowned warrior" Origin of Lewis: English variation of Louis Lewis's Popularity in 2015: #569

Lewis is the best spelling to choose if you want this pronounced with the S. Lewis has been in the Top 5 in Scotland since 2000, and is one that parents in the U.S. are just beginning to rethink.

Lewis was a Top 100 name in this country from 1880 to 1930, reaching Number 30 in 1880. One of its most famous namesakes is Lewis Carroll, born Charles. A current bearer is comedian Lewis Black. Lewis is also a very common surname, as in Lewis & Clark, Jerry Lewis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sinclair Lewis, Leona Lewis, and many other notables. Interesting fact: Louis Armstrong pronounced his first name as Lewis.

Lewis is currently Number 92 on Nameberry, while Louis, the choice of Sandra Bullock for her son, is 113.

Nickname/middle name Lou is making a comeback for girls (as in Keri Russell's Willa Lou), so why not Lew for boys?

Famous People Named Lewis

Lewis Yancey, American aviator
Lewis Archer Boswell, American aviator
Lewis Carroll, English novelist
Lewis Black, American comedian
Lewis Hamilton, English Formula One racer
Lewis Nash, American jazz drummer
Lewis Madison Terman, American psychologist
(Lewis) Jefferson Mays, American actor
Lewis Kristian Marnell, Australian pro skateboarder
Lewis Watson, English singer-songwriter
Lewis Nixon, American soldier in WWII's Easy Company; portrayed in miniseries 'Band of Brothers'
C.S. Lewis, Irish novelist and academic
Daniel Day-Lewis, English actor
Meriwether Lewis, American explorer; leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Matthew David "Matt" Lewis, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Lewis

Lewis, character on French-Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
Lewis Young, character on TV series "Flashpoint"
Lewis McCartney, character in H2O: Just Add Water
Lewis Snart, character on TV's "The Flash"
Lewis Clark, minor character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Simon Lewis, main character in Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series

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