Luis is a given name. It is the Spanish language, Spanish form of the originally Germanic language, Germanic name or . Other Iberian Romance languages have comparable forms: (with an accent mark on the i) in Portuguese language, Portuguese and Galician language, Galician, in Aragonese language, Aragonese and Catalan language, Catalan, while is archaic in Portugal, but common in Brazil.


The Germanic name (and its variants) is usually said to be composed of the words for "fame" () and "warrior" () and hence may be translated to ''famous warrior'' or "famous in battle". According to Dutch onomatologists however, it is more likely that the first stem was , meaning fame, which would give the meaning 'warrior for the gods' (or: 'warrior who captured stability') for the full name.J. van der Schaar, ''Woordenboek van voornamen'' (Prisma Voornamenboek), 4e druk 1990; see also th
Lodewijs in the Dutch given names database
Modern forms of the name are the German language, German name Ludwig (given name), Ludwig and the Dutch form Lodewijk. and the other Iberian forms more closely resemble the French language, French name Louis (given name), Louis, a derivation of the Latinisation of names, Latinized form Clovis (given name), Clovis, known from the kings of the Franks. The sanctified French king Louis IX of France, Louis IX (Saint Louis) contributed much to the popularity of the name.

Given name

Royalty of Portugal

* Luís I of Portugal (1838–1889), Portuguese king * Infante Luís (1340-1340), first son of King Pedro I of Portugal * Prince Luís, Duke of Beja (1506–1555) * Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal (1887–1908)


* Luis Alberto González, Colombian cyclist (1965) * Luis Alberto Pérez, Nicaraguan boxer (1978) * Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda, Cuban runner (1969) * Luis Suárez, Uruguayan footballer (1987) * Luis Amaranto Perea, Colombian football player (1979) * Luíz Antônio dos Santos, Brazilian long-distance runner (1964) * Luis Antonio Jiménez, Chilean footballer (1984) * Luis Aragonés, Spanish football player and manager (1938-2014) * Luis Ayala (tennis), Luis Alberto Ayala, Chilean tennis player (1932) * Luis Ayala, Luis Ignacio Ayala, Mexican baseball pitcher (1978) * Luiz Azeredo, Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter (1976) * Luis Barrios, Peruvian basketball player (1990) * Luis Caballero (footballer), Luis Caballero, Paraguayan footballer (1962-2005) * Lluís Carreras, Spanish footballer (1972) * Luis Castillo (baseball), Luis Antonio Castillo, Dominican baseball player (1975) * Luis Castillo (American football), Luis Alberto Castillo, Dominican-American football player (1983) * Luis Cristaldo, Bolivian footballer * Luis Díaz (volleyball), Luis Díaz, Venezuelan volleyball player * Luís Dutra Jr., Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter * Luis Enrique (footballer), Luis Enrique, Spanish football player and manager * Luis Ernesto José, Dominican boxer * Luis Ernesto Michel, Mexican football goalkeeper * Luís Fabiano, Brazilian football player * Luis Fernando Suárez, Colombian football player and manager * Luís Figo, Portuguese football player * Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazilian football player and manager * Luis García Sanz, Spanish football player * Luis Galván, Argentine football player * Luis Gonzalez (outfielder, born 1967), Luis Gonzalez, Cuban-American baseball player * Luiz Gustavo, Brazilian football player * Luis Manuel Rodríguez, Cuban boxer * Luis Marín Murillo, Luis Marín, Costa Rican football player * Luís Martins (footballer, born 1992), Luís Martins, Portuguese football player * Luis Monti, Italian and Argentine football player and manager * Luís Novo, Portuguese long-distance runner * Luis Olmo, Puerto Rican baseball player * Luis Onmura, Brazilian judoka * Luis Ortiz (Puerto Rican boxer), Luis Ortiz, Puerto Rican boxer * Luis Palau, Argentine-American televangelist * Luis Palomino, Peruvian mixed martial arts fighter * Luis Perez (American football), Luis Perez, American football player * Luis Pizarro (boxer), Luis Pizarro, Puerto Rican boxer * Luis Rodríguez (baseball), Luis Orlando Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player * Luis Rodríguez (volleyball), Luis Rodríguez, Puerto Rican volleyball player Luis Rodríguez * Luis Salvadores Salvi, Chilean basketball player * Luis Salom, (1991 – 2016)Spanish Grand prix motorcycle racer * Luis Santos (baseball), Dominican baseball pitcher * Luís Santos (water polo), Brazilian water polo goalkeeper * Luis Soares, Portuguese-French long-distance runner * Luis Somoza Debayle, former president of Nicaragua * Luis Suárez Miramontes, Spanish football player and manager * Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player * Luis Tiant, Cuban-American baseball player * Luis Vasquez, American football player * Luis Villar, Argentine basketball player * Luis Villarroel, Venezuelan diver * Luis Vizcaíno, Dominican baseball player

Arts and entertainment

* Luis Antonio Ramos, Puerto Rican actor * Luis Antonio Rivera, Puerto Rican television host * Luis Buñuel, Spanish film director * Lluís Claret, Andorran cellist * Luiz Ejlli, Albanian singer * Luis Enrique (singer), Luis Enrique, Nicaraguan singer * Little Louie Vega, Luis Fernando Vager, Puerto Rican musician and producer * Luis Fonsi, Puerto Rican singer * Luis Gatica, Mexican-Chilean-Puerto Rican actor and singer * Luiz Gonzaga, Brazilian singer * Luis Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor * Luis Roberto Guzmán, Puerto Rican actor * Lluís Llach, Catalan composer * Luis Egidio Meléndez, Spanish painter * Luis Miguel, Mexican singer * Luis Oquendo, Cuban actor * Luis "Perico" Ortiz, Puerto Rican musician * Luis Rego, Portuguese actor and musician * Luis Segura, Dominican singer * Luis Vargas (musician), Luis Vargas, Dominican singer * Luisito Vigoreaux, Luis Vigoreaux Lorenzana, Puerto Rican television host * Luis Vigoreaux, Luis Vigoreaux Rivera, Puerto Rican television host * Luis Ferdinand Vega, known as Little Louie Vega, American DJ, record producer and Grammy Award winner remixer of Puerto Rican ancestry


* Luis Alberto de Herrera, Uruguayan politician * Luis A. Ferré, Luis Alberto Ferré Aguayo, former Governor of Puerto Rico (1969–1973) * Luis Arce, Bolivian politician and current president-elect of Bolivia * Luis Alberto Lacalle, former president of Uruguay * Luis Ángel González Macchi, former president of Paraguay * Lluís Companys, Lluís Companys i Jover, Catalan politician * Luis Batlle Berres, Luis Conrado Batlle y Berres, former president of Uruguay * Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010 * Luis María Argaña, Luis María del Corazón de Jesús Dionisio Argaña Ferraro, Paraguayan politician * Luis R. Esteves, Major General, Puerto Rican-American military leader * Luis Fortuño, Governor of Puerto Rico (2009–present) * Luis Gutiérrez, Puerto Rican-American political leader * Luis Mangalus Taruc, Filipino politician * Luis Mena, President of Nicaragua * Luis Muñoz Marín, first democratically elected governor of Puerto Rico * Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Rican politician and father of Luis Muñoz Marín


* Luís de Camões, Portuguese poet * Luis Lloréns Torres, Puerto Rican playwright and poet * Luis López Nieves, Puerto Rican writer * Luis Palés Matos, Puerto Rican author


* Luis F. Alvarez, Spanish-American physician (grandfather of Luis W. Alvarez) * Luis Walter Alvarez, Luis W. Álvarez, Spanish-American physicist, winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physics * Luis Aponte Martínez, Puerto Rican religious leader * Luis E. Arreaga, Guatemalan-American diplomat * Luis Carrillo, Spanish colonial administrator * Luis de Moscoso Alvarado, Spanish explorer and conquistador * Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Catalan architect * Luis Motta Domínguez, Venezuelan politician and military officer * Luis Enríquez de Guzmán, 9th Count of Alba de Liste, Spanish nobleman * Luis Jacob, Peruvian-Canadian visual artists and photographer * Luis Garavito, prolific Colombian serial killer and rapist * Luis Muñoz de Guzmán, a Spanish colonial administrator * Luis González Vale, Puerto Rican historian * Luis Guinot, Puerto Rican-American diplomat * Luiz Gushiken, Brazilian communications minister * Luis Lliboutry, French-Chilean glaciologist * Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald, fictional character on NBC's daytime drama ''Passions'' * Luis Marden, American photographer * Luis Marileo Colipí, Mapuche chief * Luis Miranda Casañas, Puerto Rican businessman * Luis M. Rocha, American-Portuguese professor and scientist * Luis Née, explorer, botanist, discovered Coast Live Oak in California * Prince Luiz of Orléans-Braganza, claimant to the defunct imperial Brazilian throne * Luis Ortega Álvarez, Spanish judge * Luis Padial, Puerto Rican military leader * Luis Posada Carriles, Cuban militant * Luis Rafael Sánchez, Puerto Rican playwright * Luis Sera, a character in ''Resident Evil 4'' * Luis Scott-Vargas, American ''Magic: the Gathering'' player * Luis Antonio Tagle, Filipino cardinal and current prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

See also

* * * * * * * * * * Lewis (given name) * Louis (given name)


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