July 28, 2014 § 4 Comments
Anglicized version of “Louis”, the French form of “Ludovicus”, the Latinized version of the Germanic “Ludwig”, meaning “famous warrior” or “warrior prince”. Whew.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Lew, Lou, Louie, Luis, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Sir Lewis de Bourgh, late husband of the Right Honourable Lady Catherine de Bourgh in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (written in 1797, published in 1813).
– Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, English writer, poet, mathematician, logician, deacon, and photographer.