Of Germanic origin.

Means renowned warrior.

It is a variant English form of the name Louis, deriving from Ludwig.

Feminine forms of the name are Louisa and Louise.

Other forms of the name are: Louie, Luis, Alois, Luisinho, Luiz, Ludvig, Luigi, Gino.

Famous bearers are Lewis Carroll, Lewis Hamilton, Lewis Smith, Lewis Gilbert, Lewis Collins, Lewis Milestone.

Lewis is a popular name in Scotland.