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 "Makeover name game: from one gender to the other".
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.