Lewis

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Another surname love that is one of the rising names of last year. Lewis also has literary cred through C.S Lewis and Lewis Carroll, plus the plus of sounding like a classic name that many other surname names don’t.

 

Lewis is the medieval form of Louis meaning famous warrior. As a surname Lewis is in the top 30 in the UK and US at 23 in the US and 21 in the UK.  As a first name  it’s 97 in Australia, 46 in the UK and falling 640 in the US, 385 in the Netherlands, 63 in Northern Ireland and for some reason 2 in Scotland making it really, uniquely Scottish.

 

Lewis is it best left as a surname and Louis kept as the first name form or is it time Lewis moves to the front of the birth certificate?

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