Name: Lewis

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lewis

  • Meaning:
    Fame and war
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Fame and war
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (LOO iss)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lewis

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Lewis is a long accepted English spelling of the French name, Louis. It was the 20th most popular boy's name in the UK in 2006 and 2nd in Scotland, but was ranked only 678th in the US. The Isle of Lewis is one of the islands off the west coast of Scotland known as the Hebrides.

    Lewis Carroll (actually called Charles Dodgson) was the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. Lewis Hamilton is a British racing driver. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby was a former assistant to the American president who was recently convicted of crimes of obstruction to justice and perjury.

    As a surname, Lewis is borne by author CS Lewis, comedian Jerry Lewis and athlete Carl Lewis.

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Popularity Rank of Lewis (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Lewis - Rankings by Year

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(Source: U.S. SSA)
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