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Origin & Meaning

The name Luis is of Spanish and Portuguese origin.

The meaning of Luis is "famous warrior".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 99 in baby name popularity for boys with 3879 occurrences.  It ranked 15656 in popular baby names for girls with 6 occurrences. 

View the Luis Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Luis has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Luis to other names.


Louis is the French form of the German name Ludwig. Ludwig is derived from the elements Hlud meaning "fame" and wig meaning "warrior". The name was borne by sixteen French Kings and was frequently used in noble families. It is also used as the Anglicized form of the Gaelic names Laoiseach and Lughaidh,/A>.


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Related Names

Luis is a form of the name Louis.

The names Luisa, Luix are all forms of Luis.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Luis in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Luis.

Just for fun, see the name Luis in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Luis in Nautical Flags page.

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Spanish names consist of one or more given names followed by TWO family names. Generally the first surname is the father's first surname and the second is the mother's first surname but this traditional order no longer required. Generally the second surname is only used for formal and legal matters.

Although a child may have only one or two given names for official civil records, they may be given several names when baptized.

Given names are simple such as Juan or composite such as Juan Pablo. Composite names are considered single unit first names and not first and second names.

Parents give names that just appeal to them, honor relatives or saints, or are of traditional Spanish origin.

Many Spanish given names honor the Virgin Mary. Girls are frequently given the name Maria or Maria followed by a suffix name and boys are sometimes given the name Maria as a middle name. Girls with Marian composite names may use the suffix portion of their name as their main informal name. For example Maria de los Angeles, Maria del Pilar and Maria de la Luz, may go by the names Angeles, Pilar and Luz.

Although the first name within a composite name generally reflects the gender of the holder, the second name need not, as in Jose Maria or Maria Jose.