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Luis

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268k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
9k
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Luis

"Luis" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Famous warrior". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

Borrowing from Spanish Luis and Portuguese Luís.

  1. A male given name.

Luis was also found in the following language(s): German and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Luis

Luis Suárez is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona, Club Nacional de Football, FC Groningen, AFC Ajax, Liverpool F.C., Uruguay national under-20 football team, Uruguay Olympic football team, and Uruguay national football team. Luis was born on January 24th, 1987 in Salto, Uruguay.

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Luis Enrique is a soccer player for the FC Barcelona, Sporting de Gijón, Sporting de Gijón B, Real Madrid C.F., Spain national under-21 football team, Spain national under-23 football team, and Spain national football team. Luis was born on May 8th, 1970 in Gijón, Spain.

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Luis Guzmán is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1977 to present. Luis was born on October 22nd, 1956 in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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Luis was born on March 29th, 1979 in Camaguey, Cuba.

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Luís Figo is a soccer player for the U.F.C. Os Pastilhas, Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F., Inter Milan, Portugal national under-16 football team, Portugal national under-17 football team, and Portugal national under-18 football team. Luís was born on November 4th, 1972 in Almada, Portugal.

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Luis Garavito is a criminal. Luis is also known as The Beast and Tribilín.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Luis

Filipe Luís is a soccer player for the Atlético Madrid, Figueirense FC, AFC Ajax, Rentistas, Real Madrid Castilla, Deportivo de La Coruña, Chelsea F.C., Brazil national under-20 football team, and Brazil national football team. Filipe was born on August 9th, 1985 in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil.

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Zé Luís is a soccer player for the FC Spartak Moscow, Batuque FC, Gil Vicente F.C., S.C. Braga, S.C. Braga B, Videoton FC, and Cape Verde national football team. Zé was born on January 24th, 1991 in Fogo, Cape Verde. Zé is also known as José Luís Mendes Andrade.

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Washington Luís was a --05- Secretary of Justice of São Paulo, Member of the Federal Senate, 11th Governor of São Paulo, 3rd Mayor of São Paulo, Member of a Legislative Assembly, Federal Senate, and Legislative Assembly of São Paulo. He was most active from 1926 to 1930. Washington was born on October 26th, 1869 in Macaé. He left this life on August 4th, 1957.

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He holds the title Prince of Orléans-Braganza. Prince was born as the child of Gaston, Count of Eu, Isabel, and Princess Imperial of Brazil on January 26th, 1878 in Petrópolis. He breathed his last breath on March 26th, 1920.

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Mireya Luis is an athlete. Mireya was born on February 25th, 1967.

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Juan Francisco Luis was a Governor of the United States Virgin Islands and Lieutenant Governor of the United States Virgin Islands. His career lasted from 1978 to 1987. Juan was born on July 10th, 1940 in Vieques, Puerto Rico. He died on June 4th, 2011.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 12 0 12
1881 12 0 12
1882 13 0 13
1883 8 0 8
1884 14 0 14
1885 11 0 11
1886 12 0 12
1887 9 0 9
1888 9 0 9
1889 11 0 11
1890 8 0 8
1891 9 0 9
1892 10 0 10
1893 10 0 10
1894 17 0 17
1895 9 0 9
1896 14 0 14
1897 8 0 8
1898 12 0 12
1899 14 0 14
1900 21 0 21
1901 16 0 16
1902 19 0 19
1903 20 0 20
1904 25 0 25
1905 19 0 19
1906 19 0 19
1907 31 0 31
1908 38 0 38
1909 36 0 36
1910 39 0 39
1911 45 0 45
1912 76 0 76
1913 83 0 83
1914 104 0 104
1915 104 0 104
1916 105 0 105
1917 114 0 114
1918 144 0 144
1919 209 0 209
1920 222 6 216
1921 241 0 241
1922 276 0 276
1923 328 7 321
1924 334 0 334
1925 269 0 269
1926 320 5 315
1927 382 10 372
1928 328 6 322
1929 382 5 377
1930 372 0 372
1931 282 8 274
1932 307 5 302
1933 255 6 249
1934 294 0 294
1935 276 6 270
1936 229 0 229
1937 264 0 264
1938 311 0 311
1939 241 0 241
1940 248 6 242
1941 256 0 256
1942 258 0 258
1943 319 0 319
1944 349 0 349
1945 366 0 366
1946 393 5 388
1947 462 0 462
1948 595 6 589
1949 680 6 674
1950 663 6 657
1951 739 8 731
1952 782 8 774
1953 887 5 882
1954 1,026 8 1,018
1955 1,012 0 1,012
1956 1,095 7 1,088
1957 1,128 10 1,118
1958 1,234 13 1,221
1959 1,291 11 1,280
1960 1,347 12 1,335
1961 1,417 9 1,408
1962 1,465 10 1,455
1963 1,454 0 1,454
1964 1,584 16 1,568
1965 1,535 10 1,525
1966 1,677 19 1,658
1967 1,760 18 1,742
1968 1,798 17 1,781
1969 2,005 21 1,984
1970 2,304 19 2,285
1971 2,249 19 2,230
1972 2,293 17 2,276
1973 2,288 17 2,271
1974 2,479 27 2,452
1975 2,448 26 2,422
1976 2,410 22 2,388
1977 2,525 28 2,497
1978 2,420 24 2,396
1979 2,798 42 2,756
1980 3,394 37 3,357 #88 boy name
1981 3,379 38 3,341 #91 boy name
1982 3,367 41 3,326 #91 boy name
1983 3,351 33 3,318 #88 boy name
1984 3,296 37 3,259 #88 boy name
1985 3,736 32 3,704 #85 boy name
1986 4,074 51 4,023 #79 boy name
1987 3,951 37 3,914 #82 boy name
1988 4,364 40 4,324 #76 boy name
1989 4,887 40 4,847 #73 boy name
1990 5,840 48 5,792 #66 boy name
1991 5,942 53 5,889 #66 boy name
1992 6,210 47 6,163 #64 boy name
1993 6,450 43 6,407 #58 boy name
1994 6,399 38 6,361 #57 boy name
1995 6,202 30 6,172 #59 boy name
1996 6,433 29 6,404 #57 boy name
1997 7,145 18 7,127 #53 boy name
1998 7,222 24 7,198 #53 boy name
1999 7,240 32 7,208 #55 boy name
2000 7,688 31 7,657 #49 boy name
2001 7,519 32 7,487 #52 boy name
2002 7,406 29 7,377 #57 boy name
2003 7,599 19 7,580 #60 boy name
2004 7,509 17 7,492 #57 boy name
2005 7,473 12 7,461 #59 boy name
2006 7,934 15 7,919 #62 boy name
2007 8,059 12 8,047 #60 boy name
2008 7,142 12 7,130 #64 boy name
2009 6,149 14 6,135 #69 boy name
2010 5,133 6 5,127 #79 boy name
2011 4,699 10 4,689 #88 boy name
2012 4,365 0 4,365 #90 boy name
2013 4,005 5 4,000 #97 boy name
2014 3,903 6 3,897 #100 boy name
2015 3,727 0 3,727
2016 3,549 6 3,543

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Popularity of Luis as a first name

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Popularity of Luis as a last name

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Common last names for Luis

  • Rodriguez
  • Gonzalez
  • Rivera
  • Martinez
  • Garcia
  • Hernandez
  • Lopez
  • Perez
  • Torres
  • Sanchez
  • Diaz
  • Santiago
  • Cruz
  • Ortiz
  • Ramirez
  • Morales
  • Ramos
  • Colon
  • Flores

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Luis U.S.
  White 19.37% 64.26%
  African American 3.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.39% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.38% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.35% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 70.03% 16.26%

Of Last Name Luis

People with the last name Luis are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Luis

  • How Popular is the name Luis? Luis is the 273rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Luis was the 3,827th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Luis have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 268,182 babies born with the first name Luis in the United States. That's more than enough people named Luis to occupy the territory of New Caledonia (France) with an estimated population of 259,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Luis? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Luis first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Luis is Saturday, January 1st, 1814.
  • What year had the most people named Luis born? The highest recorded use of the first name Luis was in 2007 with a total of 8,047 babies. That's a lot of babies named Luis!
  • Random Luis Factoid: According to the 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Luis ranks 55th in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 487 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1965.
  • Weird things about the name Luis: Your name in reverse order is Siul. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iuls. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Luis? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,255 people with the last name Luis.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Luis? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Luis as their last name.

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