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Gender: Male Meaning of Luis: "renowned warrior" Origin of Luis: French and German variation of Louis Luis's Popularity in 2017: #117

The name Luis is a boy's name of German, French origin meaning "renowned warrior". Luis is ranked #117 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names with Military Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change one letter (5 names)".

From the experts:

Luis has long been one of the most popular Hispanic names in America -- it was in the Top 100 every year from 1980 to 2014, though it's dropped a bit in popularity. It's familiar, yet would add an exotic touch to an unexotic surname.

Luis has many notable namesakes, from film director Luis Bunuel to baseball Hall of Famer Luis Aparicio.

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Famous People Named Luis

Luis Buñuel, Spanish film director
Luis Miguel, Mexican pop singer
Luís de Camões, 16th century Portuguese poet
Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer
Luís Figo, Portugese footballer
Luis Robles, American soccer player
Luis Silva, American soccer player
Luis Gil, American soccer player
Luis Horna, Peruvian tennis player
Luis Fortuño, former governor of Puerto Rico
Luis Fonsi, Puerto Rican pop singer
Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
Luis Walter Alvarez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
Luis Federico Leloir, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Luis Fernando Flores aka Fernanfloo, Salvadoran YouTuber

Pop Culture References for the name Luis

Luis Sera, a character from the game Resident Evil 4
Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, character from American TV show "Passions"
Luis, character in Marvel Universe
Tio Luis, character in Pam Munoz Ryan's "Esperanza Rising"


eveyalecia Says:


I've heard it as loo-eese, sort of like Louise only with an /s/ sound instead of /z/.

maria Says:


that's my boyfriend name

Nooshi Says:


The only Luis I have met pronounced it loo-ee, but I guess you pronounce it the same way as Lewis. Hope that helped.

Guest Says:


So it's pronounced like Louise kinda?