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Gender: Male Pronunciation: LOO-iss Meaning of Lewis: "renowned warrior" Origin of Lewis: English variation of Louis Lewis's Popularity in 2017: #541

The name Lewis is a boy's name of English origin meaning "renowned warrior". Lewis is ranked #541 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like British Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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?

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Famous People Named Lewis

Lewis Alonzo Yancey, American aviator
Lewis Archer Boswell, American aviator
Lewis Carroll, pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, English novelist and poet
Lewis Niles Black, American comedian
Lewis "Lew" Wallace, American politician and general; 11th Governor of New Mexico
Lewis Gibson, Scottish ice dancer
Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, British Formula One racer
Lewis Frederick "Lew" Ayres III, American actor
Lewis Brindley, English comedian and YouTuber of The Yogscast
Lewis Nash, American jazz drummer
Lewis Madison Terman, American psychologist
Lewis Walton Moody, English rugby union player
(Lewis) Jefferson Mays, American actor
Lewis Harry Holtby, German footballer
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'
Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed, American musician
Lewis James Grabban, English footballer
Lewis Watson, English singer-songwriter
Lewis Addison Armistead, US Confederate general
Lewis Collins, English actor

Pop Culture References for the name Lewis

Lewis Young, character on TV series "Flashpoint"
Lewis McCartney, character on Australian TV series "H2O: Just Add Water"
Lewis Snart, character on TV's "The Flash"
Lewis Clark, minor character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Lewis Farber, Adam's alias on TV's Forever
Lewis, character on French-Canadian parody soap "Le coeur a ses raisons"
"Lewis," British TV series about DI Robert Lewis

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