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What does Leif mean?

Leif Pronunciation of Leif as a boys' name is pronounced life, layf, leef. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Leif is "heir; loved". According to Norse legend, the Viking Leif Ericson landed his longboat on American shores some 500 years before Columbus arrived.

ASSOCIATED WITH Le-, scandinavian, norse, legend (mythology)





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How popular is Leif?

Leif is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1201 out of 1220, Top 98%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#50055 out of 150436, Top 33%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Leif was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #772 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is at #1063 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Afif, Atif, Latif, Le, Le-, Lea, Lech, Lee, Leigh, Leith, Lem, Len, Lenn, Leo, Leon, Les, Lev, Levi, Levin, Levy, Lew, Lewis, Lex, Lexis, Lexo, Lin, Luis and Luiz. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leif.

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