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What does Lev mean?

Lev Pronunciation of Lev [lev] as a boys' name is of Russian origin. Variant of Leo.


4 alternative forms via Leo: Lee, Leon, Lion and Lyon.

Creative forms:
(male) Leev, Llev, ..

(female) Leli, Lle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lev Amari (L.A.), ..

How popular is Lev?

Lev is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#32939 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lev entered the list in 2010 and reached its peak rank of #1298 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Leo (#91 last year), Leon (#314) and Lee (#679) are the popular variation forms of Lev (#1298 last year). Other forms, like Lyon, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Lev was widespread among parents 115 years ago (adoption of 1%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.3%, 67.5% less), with versions like Lee becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lev, Lee, Leo, Leon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo, Leon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bev, Dev, Le, Le-, Lea, Lem, Len, Les, Levi, Levy, Lew, Lex, Nev and Zev. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lev.