Lewis boy

First name origins & meanings:

  1. Old German: Famous warrior
  2. German: Famed warrior

First name variations: Ahlois, Aloess, Alois, Alosius, Aloisio, Aloys, Louis, Ludwick, Ludwig, Lutwick, Aloysius, Lewes, Luis, Louie, Lewie, Lou, Lew, Lu, Ludwig, Ludvig, Luigi, Lodovico, Luthias, Llewellyn, Clovis, Chlodwig, Lajos, Louis

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wīg ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2.
  2. Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn).
  3. Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god.
  4. Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.
  5. This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. William Lewis was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, (coming from Cambridge, MA, with Thomas Hooker) in 1635.

Famous people with this last name: Damian Lewis

This name appears in the following lists: Alliterative Names, Black History/Civil Rights Leaders, Child Stars, First Ladies, Poets, Olympic Medalists, Pioneers/Explorers, Presidents' Kids

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