Luis Name Meaning

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Fact: Famous Luises include Luis Fonsi, the singer of “Despacito,” and Luis Suárez, the soccer player.

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A Deep Dive

Luis Overview

Meaning

Renowned warrior

Gender

Boy

Origin

German, Spanish

Etymology

Derived from the Germanic name “Ludwig,” meaning “famous warrior.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/luˈiːs/

Popularity

Luis is a popular name in many Spanish-speaking countries and has widespread recognition globally. Recently, Luis has consistently ranked within the top 200 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

1 syllable

Length

4 letters

Numerology

7 (Analytical, Studious, Knowledgeable)

Name Styles

Traditional, Short, Classic

Associated Traits

Brave, intelligent, reliable, charismatic

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Louis of France, also known as King Louis IX, is a notable figure, revered for his piety and dedication to justice.

Name Day

August 25th
A Deep Dive

Luis Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Louis, Lewis, Louie, Luigi, Ludwig, Luiz, Ludovic, Alois, Louiz, Ludo

Common Nicknames

Lou, Luey, Lew, Louie, Lucho

Diminutives

Lue, Loui, Lewy, Loo, Lui

Famous People

  • Luis Fonsi
    (Puerto Rican Singer)
  • Luis Suárez
    (Uruguayan Footballer)
  • Luis Buñuel
    (Spanish Filmmaker)
  • Luis Guzmán
    (Puerto Rican Actor)
  • Luis Miguel
    (Mexican Singer)
  • Luis Enrique
    (Spanish Football Manager)
  • Luis Aparicio
    (Venezuelan Baseball Player)
  • Luis Scola
    (Argentine Basketball Player)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Luis
    ("Ant-Man," Film)
  • Luis Sera
    ("Resident Evil 4," Video Game)
  • Luis
    ("Coco," Film)
  • Luis
    ("East Los High," TV Series)
  • Luis
    ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," TV Series)
  • Luis
    ("Luis," TV Series)
  • Luis Alvarez
    ("The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," Novel)

Places

  • San Luis City
    (Arizona, USA)
  • San Luis Obispo City
    (California, USA)
  • Luis Muñoz Marín Park
    (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
  • San Luis Potosí City
    (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)
  • Luis Peña Channel
    (Culebra, Puerto Rico)

What Is the Meaning of Luis?

Luis means “renowned warrior” or “famous fighter.” Commonly portrays someone who is strong and brave, embodying qualities of leadership and valor.

What Is the Origin of The Name Luis?

Luis has origins in Germanic and Spanish cultures. It is derived from the Old High German name “Ludwig.”

Luis Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Luis in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1372021#1252022#1342023
Top 3 Rankings#492000#522001#531997

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Luis

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023134
(-9 from 2022)
2760
(-188 from 2022)
0.15072
2022125
(+12 from 2021)
2948
(+210 from 2021)
0.15740
2021137
No change from 2020
2738
(+38 from 2020)
0.14614
2020137
(-18 from 2019)
2700
(-492 from 2019)
0.14597
2019119
(+7 from 2018)
3192
(+94 from 2018)
0.16610
2018126
(-9 from 2017)
3098
(-285 from 2017)
0.15938
2017117
(-4 from 2016)
3383
(-172 from 2016)
0.17093
2016113
(-5 from 2015)
3555
(-178 from 2015)
0.17550
2015108
(-9 from 2014)
3733
(-170 from 2014)
0.18259
201499
(-2 from 2013)
3903
(-102 from 2013)
0.19046
201397
(-7 from 2012)
4005
(-368 from 2012)
0.19820
201290
(-2 from 2011)
4373
(-319 from 2011)
0.21551
201188
(-9 from 2010)
4692
(-435 from 2010)
0.23097
201079
(-10 from 2009)
5127
(-1014 from 2009)
0.24956
200969
(-5 from 2008)
6141
(-993 from 2008)
0.28954
200864
(-4 from 2007)
7134
(-920 from 2007)
0.32718
200760
(+2 from 2006)
8054
(+133 from 2006)
0.36360
200662
(-3 from 2005)
7921
(+453 from 2005)
0.36130
200559
(-2 from 2004)
7468
(-27 from 2004)
0.35105
200457
(+3 from 2003)
7495
(-88 from 2003)
0.35465
200360
(-3 from 2002)
7583
(+205 from 2002)
0.36090
200257
(-5 from 2001)
7378
(-111 from 2001)
0.35700
200152
(-3 from 2000)
7489
(-173 from 2000)
0.36207
200049
(+6 from 1999)
7662
(+451 from 1999)
0.36690
199955
(-2 from 1998)
7211
(+11 from 1998)
0.35365
199853
No change from 1997
7200
(+71 from 1997)
0.35509
199753
(+4 from 1996)
7129
(+722 from 1996)
0.35685
199657
(+2 from 1995)
6407
(+234 from 1995)
0.31975
199559
(-2 from 1994)
6173
(-188 from 1994)
0.30691
199457
(+1 from 1993)
6361
(-48 from 1993)
0.31207
199358
(+6 from 1992)
6409
(+244 from 1992)
0.31029
199264
(+2 from 1991)
6165
(+270 from 1991)
0.29369
199166
No change from 1990
5895
(+98 from 1990)
0.27811
199066
(+7 from 1989)
5797
(+944 from 1989)
0.26937
198973
(+2 from 1988)
4853
(+522 from 1988)
0.23154
198875
(+7 from 1987)
4331
(+412 from 1987)
0.21630
198782
(-3 from 1986)
3919
(-108 from 1986)
0.20095
198679
(+6 from 1985)
4027
(+323 from 1985)
0.20956
198585
(+3 from 1984)
3704
(+441 from 1984)
0.19247
198488
No change from 1983
3263
(-58 from 1983)
0.17387
198388
(+2 from 1982)
3321
(-3 from 1982)
0.17820
198290
(+1 from 1981)
3324
(-20 from 1981)
0.17614
198191
(-3 from 1980)
3344
(-13 from 1980)
0.17955
198088
(+14 from 1979)
3357
(+604 from 1979)
0.18099
1979102
(+7 from 1978)
2753
(+354 from 1978)
0.15369
1978109
(-1 from 1977)
2399
(-95 from 1977)
0.14041
1977108
(+2 from 1976)
2494
(+105 from 1976)
0.14590
1976110
(-3 from 1975)
2389
(-31 from 1975)
0.14633
1975107
(-1 from 1974)
2420
(-30 from 1974)
0.14916
1974106
(+8 from 1973)
2450
(+177 from 1973)
0.15028
1973114
(+10 from 1972)
2273
(-4 from 1972)
0.14086
1972124
(+14 from 1971)
2277
(+51 from 1971)
0.13602
1971138
(+7 from 1970)
2226
(-60 from 1970)
0.12245
1970145
(+6 from 1969)
2286
(+299 from 1969)
0.12001
1969151
(+1 from 1968)
1987
(+208 from 1968)
0.10863
1968152
(+4 from 1967)
1779
(+40 from 1967)
0.10020
1967156
(+9 from 1966)
1739
(+80 from 1966)
0.09773
1966165
(+9 from 1965)
1659
(+134 from 1965)
0.09127
1965174
(+1 from 1964)
1525
(-43 from 1964)
0.08049
1964175
(+27 from 1963)
1568
(+116 from 1963)
0.07735
1963202
(+2 from 1962)
1452
(-3 from 1962)
0.07033
1962204
No change from 1961
1455
(+47 from 1961)
0.06923
1961204
(+5 from 1960)
1408
(+76 from 1960)
0.06528
1960209
(+8 from 1959)
1332
(+50 from 1959)
0.06151
1959217
(-2 from 1958)
1282
(+58 from 1958)
0.05917
1958215
(+11 from 1957)
1224
(+108 from 1957)
0.05680
1957226
(-4 from 1956)
1116
(+17 from 1956)
0.05098
1956222
(+4 from 1955)
1099
(+93 from 1955)
0.05121
1955226
(-9 from 1954)
1006
(-12 from 1954)
0.04813
1954217
(+11 from 1953)
1018
(+135 from 1953)
0.04920
1953228
(+13 from 1952)
883
(+107 from 1952)
0.04410
1952241
(+8 from 1951)
776
(+46 from 1951)
0.03933
1951249
(+3 from 1950)
730
(+74 from 1950)
0.03819
1950252
(-4 from 1949)
656
(-17 from 1949)
0.03607
1949248
(+27 from 1948)
673
(+83 from 1948)
0.03735
1948275
(+43 from 1947)
590
(+126 from 1947)
0.03309
1947318
(+8 from 1946)
464
(+76 from 1946)
0.02498
1946326
(-17 from 1945)
388
(+21 from 1945)
0.02351
1945309
(+12 from 1944)
367
(+18 from 1944)
0.02676
1944321
(+25 from 1943)
349
(+30 from 1943)
0.02512
1943346
(+31 from 1942)
319
(+61 from 1942)
0.02193
1942377
(-12 from 1941)
258
(+2 from 1941)
0.01832
1941365
(+2 from 1940)
256
(+15 from 1940)
0.02040
1940367
(-2 from 1939)
241
(+1 from 1939)
0.02032
1939365
(-55 from 1938)
240
(-71 from 1938)
0.02118
1938310
(+24 from 1937)
311
(+47 from 1937)
0.02736
1937334
(+24 from 1936)
264
(+35 from 1936)
0.02414
1936358
(-26 from 1935)
229
(-41 from 1935)
0.02152
1935332
(-15 from 1934)
270
(-24 from 1934)
0.02524
1934317
(+20 from 1933)
294
(+45 from 1933)
0.02769
1933337
(-21 from 1932)
249
(-53 from 1932)
0.02441
1932316
(+15 from 1931)
302
(+27 from 1931)
0.02811
1931331
(-34 from 1930)
275
(-97 from 1930)
0.02571
1930297
(-9 from 1929)
372
(-5 from 1929)
0.03293
1929288
(+26 from 1928)
377
(+55 from 1928)
0.03404
1928314
(-14 from 1927)
322
(-50 from 1927)
0.02822
1927300
(+19 from 1926)
372
(+57 from 1926)
0.03202
1926319
(+41 from 1925)
315
(+46 from 1925)
0.02750
1925360
(-46 from 1924)
269
(-65 from 1924)
0.02336
1924314
(+11 from 1923)
334
(+13 from 1923)
0.02857
1923325
(+30 from 1922)
321
(+45 from 1922)
0.02835
1922355
(+35 from 1921)
276
(+35 from 1921)
0.02453
1921390
(+11 from 1920)
241
(+25 from 1920)
0.02118
1920401
(+2 from 1919)
216
(+7 from 1919)
0.01962
1919403
(+95 from 1918)
209
(+65 from 1918)
0.02058
1918498
(+51 from 1917)
144
(+30 from 1917)
0.01373
1917549
(+9 from 1916)
114
(+9 from 1916)
0.01188
1916558
(-8 from 1915)
105
(+1 from 1915)
0.01137
1915550
(-75 from 1914)
104
No change from 1914
0.01181
1914475
No change from 1913
104
(+21 from 1913)
0.01522
1913475
(-25 from 1912)
83
(+7 from 1912)
0.01548
1912450
(-18 from 1911)
76
(+31 from 1911)
0.01683
1911432
(+8 from 1910)
45
(+6 from 1910)
0.01864
1910440
(-32 from 1909)
39
(+3 from 1909)
0.01870
1909408
(-34 from 1908)
36
(-2 from 1908)
0.02035
1908374
(+31 from 1907)
38
(+7 from 1907)
0.02284
1907405
(+118 from 1906)
31
(+12 from 1906)
0.01955
1906523
(+2 from 1905)
19
No change from 1905
0.01319
1905525
(-108 from 1904)
19
(-6 from 1904)
0.01327
1904417
(+53 from 1903)
25
(+5 from 1903)
0.01805
1903470
(+20 from 1902)
20
(+1 from 1902)
0.01547
1902490
(-3 from 1901)
19
(+3 from 1901)
0.01431
1901487
(+31 from 1900)
16
(-5 from 1900)
0.01384
1900518
(+3 from 1899)
21
(+7 from 1899)
0.01295
1899521
(+114 from 1898)
14
(+2 from 1898)
0.01215
1898635
(+152 from 1897)
12
(+4 from 1897)
0.00908
1897787
(-236 from 1896)
8
(-6 from 1896)
0.00656
1896551
(+188 from 1895)
14
(+5 from 1895)
0.01085
1895739
(-259 from 1894)
9
(-8 from 1894)
0.00711
1894480
(+170 from 1893)
17
(+7 from 1893)
0.01361
1893650
(+38 from 1892)
10
No change from 1892
0.00826
1892688
(-53 from 1891)
10
(+1 from 1891)
0.00761
1891635
(+104 from 1890)
9
(+1 from 1890)
0.00824
1890739
(-158 from 1889)
8
(-3 from 1889)
0.00668
1889581
(+123 from 1888)
11
(+2 from 1888)
0.00924
1888704
(-73 from 1887)
9
No change from 1887
0.00693
1887631
(-91 from 1886)
9
(-3 from 1886)
0.00823
1886540
(+37 from 1885)
12
(+1 from 1885)
0.01008
1885577
(-73 from 1884)
11
(-3 from 1884)
0.00949
1884504
(+173 from 1883)
14
(+6 from 1883)
0.01141
1883677
(-163 from 1882)
8
(-5 from 1882)
0.00711
1882514
(-11 from 1881)
13
(+1 from 1881)
0.01065
1881503
(+23 from 1880)
12
No change from 1880
0.01108
1880526
First SSA data recorded
12
First SSA data recorded
0.01014

American States Popularity Rankings for Luis

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#712021#662022#722023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#542021#482022#482023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#2122021#1812022#1752023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#1012021#1272022#1382023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1512021#1342022#1332023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#492021#322022#412023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1432021#1442022#1512023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#1722021#1762022#1812023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#2362021#2182022#2802023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1292021#1242022#1192023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#2062021#1572022#1412023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#1032021#302022#652023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#1522021#1562022#1702023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1582021#1402022#1432023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1612021#1822022#1802023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#1262021#932022#982023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#2082021#1912022#2302023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#1392021#1462022#1642023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#5692021#4002022#4372023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#4982021#3902022#3652023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#4002021#2272022#2102023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#4112021#2472022#2242023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1602021#1672022#1972023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#2152021#1622022#1802023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1622021#1692022#1832023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#2472021#2522022#2102023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#2522021#2662022#1822023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#3342021#3262022#2862023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#1542021#2232022#2012023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#2542021#2502022#2462023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#2922021#2372022#2872023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#5662021#3592022#4432023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#2312021#2452022#1612023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1162020#1712021#1582022

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#2972021#3092022#2202023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#2432020#1832022#2222023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#4062021#2152022#4092023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#2972021#2972022#3712023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#3662021#2092022#3232023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#1902019#1862020#1912022

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#5162021#5132022#3302023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1342011#982013#1022019

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#2432003#2572008#1782011

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#2262012#2212013#2362014

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#2452009#2762014#2852021

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#2672018#1612022

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1821997#2412012

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2762007

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1991999

Popularity Rankings for Luis in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#222021#42022#52023

Popularity in Brazil

Brazil flagBrazil#81970 (Decade)#131980 (Decade)#182010 (Decade)

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#162021#262022#302023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#242020#272021#272022

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#422019#482020#482021

Popularity in Galicia, Spain

Galicia, Spain flagGalicia, Spain#482009#452010#502014

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#562020#462021#572022

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#592020#522021#622022

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#682006#792007#632008

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#1312020#1322021

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1681973#1711974#1761975

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#1812012#1972013#1872015

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#2402021#2952022#2792023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2502017#3192018#3342020

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#2542021#3242022#3352023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2942022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#3492021#4542022#5842023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#4012016#4902017#3662023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#4352019#4562020#4432021

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#7462021#6332022#5042023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#5042022

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#9602020#6212021#6712022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Luis a Name for Boys or Girls?

Luis is favored for boys because of its strong and timeless appeal, commonly found in many cultures worldwide.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Luis

Luis in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Luis Fonsi (Singer, born 1978): A Puerto Rican singer known for his hit song "Despacito," which became a global sensation.
  • Luis Suárez (Footballer, born 1987): A Uruguayan professional footballer known for his successful career with clubs like FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.
  • Luis Buñuel (Filmmaker, 1900–1983): A Spanish filmmaker renowned for his innovative and surrealist films.
  • Luis Guzmán (Actor, born 1956): A Puerto Rican actor known for his roles in films like "Boogie Nights" and "Traffic."
  • Luis Miguel (Singer, born 1970): A Mexican singer known as "El Sol de México" for his contributions to Latin music.
  • Luis Enrique (Football Manager, born 1970): A Spanish football manager and former player known for managing FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team.
  • Luis Aparicio (Baseball Player, born 1934): A Venezuelan former professional baseball player and Hall of Famer known for his career as a shortstop.
  • Luis Scola (Basketball Player, born 1980): An Argentine professional basketball player known for his international career and NBA tenure.
  • Luis ("Ant-Man," 2015 Film): A fast-talking and humorous friend of Scott Lang who assists him in his heists and adventures.
  • Luis Sera ("Resident Evil 4," 2005 Video Game): A former police officer who helps the protagonist, Leon S. Kennedy, in his mission to rescue the president's daughter.
  • Luis ("Coco," 2017 Film): A character in the animated film who resides in the Land of the Dead.
  • Luis ("East Los High," 2013 TV Series): A character in the drama series focused on the lives of teens in East Los Angeles.
  • Luis ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," 2014 TV Series): A character in the horror series based on the film of the same name.
  • Luis ("Luis," 2003 TV Series): A sitcom about a self-centered, successful businessman living in New York City.
  • Luis Alvarez ("The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," 2007 Novel by Junot Díaz): A minor character in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
  • Luis ("The Simpsons," 1989 TV Series): A recurring background character who is one of Bart's classmates.
  • Luis ("Luis Miguel: The Series," 2018 TV Series): A biographical series about the life of the famous Mexican singer Luis Miguel.
  • Luis ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine," 2013 TV Series): A minor character in the comedy series about a New York City police precinct.
  • San Luis City (Arizona, USA): A city in Yuma County known for its border crossing and agricultural industry.
  • San Luis Obispo City (California, USA): A city in central California known for its historic mission and scenic wine country.
  • Luis Muñoz Marín Park (San Juan, Puerto Rico): A large urban park in San Juan, known for its gardens and recreational facilities.
  • San Luis Potosí City (San Luis Potosí, Mexico): The capital city of the state of San Luis Potosí, known for its colonial architecture and cultural heritage.
  • Luis Peña Channel (Culebra, Puerto Rico): A popular snorkeling and diving site known for its vibrant coral reefs and marine life.
  • Luis Reservoir (California, USA): A reservoir in Merced County, popular for fishing and boating.
  • San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (California, USA): A protected area in the Central Valley, known for its migratory bird populations and wetland ecosystems.
  • San Luis Peak (Colorado, USA): A mountain in the San Juan Mountains, popular with hikers and climbers.
  • San Luis River (Sonora, Mexico): A river in northern Mexico, known for its role in local agriculture and irrigation.

Similar Names to Luis

Sibling Names for Luis