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What does Lateef mean?

Lateef Pronunciation of Lateef [la-teef] as a name for boys has its root in Arabic, and the meaning of the name Lateef is "gentle, kind". Lateef is a variant form of Latif (Arabic).

Associated with: arabic, gentle, kind (gracious).


Lateef has 2 variants: Lateeph and Latiph.

Creative forms:
(male) Luteef, Lyteef, ..


Middle name pairings:
Lateef Dakari (L.D.), ..

How popular is Lateef?

Lateef is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#51809 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lateef entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #1709 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lateef name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lateef outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ateef, Atef, Detlef (see Detleff), Lacey, Lacie, Laddey, Ladell, Ladle, Laike, Laiken, Laine, Lake, Laken, Lale, Lance, Landen, Lander, Lane, Lange, Lanier, Laredo, Larell, Laren, Larenz, Larie, Larren, Larrey, Larsen, Larue, Lasean, Latham, Lathan, Lathen, Lathom, Latimer, Latrell, Latymer, Lauren, Lavell, Lavern, Lawler, Lawrey, Lawyer, Layne, Lazear, Lazer, Lee, Leif, Lief, Litten, Lother, Lutero, Luther, Lytten and Shareef. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lateef.

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