What does Leif mean?
Leif [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.
Leif has 1 variant: Lief.Creative forms:
(male) Lely, Lyleif, ..
(female) Leice, Lenia, .. Middle name pairings:
Leif Colter (L.C.), ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Leif for boys. 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)
Similar NamesSuggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.