Given Name LEWIS

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LOO-is  [details]

Meaning & History

Medieval English form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. This was also the surname of C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), the author of the 'Chronicles of Narnia'.
DIMINUTIVES: Lew, Lou, Louie
FEMININE FORMS: Louisa, Louise
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Chlodovech, Clodovicus, Ludovicus, Clovis, Hludowig (Ancient Germanic), Koldobika, Koldo (Basque), Loïc (Breton), Lluís (Catalan), Alojz, Alojzije (Croatian), Alois, Ludvík, Luděk (Czech), Ludvig (Danish), Lodewijk, Louis, Lowie, Ludo (Dutch), Ludoviko, Luĉjo (Esperanto), Loïc, Louis, Ludovic, Clovis, Lou (French), Lois (Galician), Alois, Ludwig, Lutz (German), Alajos, Lajos (Hungarian), Lúðvík (Icelandic), Alaois (Irish), Aloisio, Alvise, Lodovico, Ludovico, Luigi, Gino, Luigino, Vico (Italian), Ludis, Ludvigs (Latvian), Liudvikas (Lithuanian), Aloys, Aloysius (Medieval Occitan), Ludvig (Norwegian), Loís (Occitan), Alojzy, Ludwik (Polish), Aloísio, Luís, Luisinho (Portuguese), Luiz (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Alojz (Slovak), Alojz, Alojzij, Ludvik, Lojze (Slovene), Luis, Lucho (Spanish), Ludvig, Love, Ludde (Swedish)

Categories

A Song of Ice and Fire characters, American Dad characters, authors, Islands, Jane Austen characters, medieval, never out of the US top 1000, Star Trek characters, top 10 in the UK
Entry updated December 3, 2009