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Meaning and name origin

Leif \leif\ as a boy's 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 form: Lief.


Popularity

Leif is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1201 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#35351 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Lev, Levi and Levy. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leif.

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