English variation of Louis
"renowned warrior"

Lewis Origin and Meaning

The name Lewis is a boy's name of English origin meaning "renowned warrior".

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.

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

# 469 in the US

Lewis Rank in US Top 1000

# 175 on Nameberry

Lewis Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lewis Popularity

Famous People Named Lewis

  • Lewis Alonzo YanceyAmerican aviator
  • Lewis Archer BoswellAmerican aviator
  • Lewis Carrollpen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, English novelist and poet
  • Lewis CapaldiEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Lewis Niles BlackAmerican comedian
  • Lewis "Lew" WallaceAmerican politician and general; 11th Governor of New Mexico
  • Lewis GibsonScottish ice dancer
  • Lewis Carl Davidson HamiltonBritish Formula One racer
  • Lewis Frederick "Lew" Ayres IIIAmerican actor
  • Lewis BrindleyEnglish comedian and YouTuber of The Yogscast
  • Lewis NashAmerican jazz drummer
  • Lewis Madison TermanAmerican psychologist
  • Lewis Walton MoodyEnglish rugby union player
  • (Lewis) Jefferson MaysAmerican actor
  • Lewis Harry HoltbyGerman footballer
  • Lewis Kristian MarnellAustralian pro skateboarder
  • Lewis WatsonEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Lewis NixonAmerican soldier in WWII's Easy Company; portrayed in miniseries 'Band of Brothers'
  • Lewis Allan "Lou" ReedAmerican musician
  • Lewis James GrabbanEnglish footballer
  • Lewis WatsonEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Lewis Addison ArmisteadUS Confederate general
  • Lewis CollinsEnglish actor

Lewis in Pop Culture

  • Lewis Youngcharacter on TV series "Flashpoint"
  • Lewis McCartneycharacter on Australian TV series "H2O: Just Add Water"
  • Lewis Snartcharacter on TV's "The Flash"
  • Lewis Clarkminor character on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Lewis FarberAdam's alias on TV's Forever
  • Lewischaracter on French,Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
  • "Lewis" British TV series about DI Robert Lewis
  • Lewis Kiniskicharacter on the TV series "The Drew Carey Show" Lewis Kiniski , Lewis is best friends with Oswald Lee Harvey
  • Lewis WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewis

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