Clovis \c-lo-vis\ as a boy's name is pronounced KLOH-viss. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Clovis is "renowned fighter". Variant of Louis and Ludwig. King Clovis I was the first Christian king of the Franks, and later kings' use of the name Louis probably can be traced back to the dynasty he founded in the fifth century.
For more information, see also the related name Aloysius.