What does Lev mean?
Lev /lev/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name is of Russian origin. Variant of Leo.
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. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lev and related names. Leo (#97 last year), Leon (#321), Leonel (#430) and Lee (#701) are the popular variation forms of Lev (not in Top 1000). Forms like Leontios are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.7053%) and has become much less since (usage 0.6128%, 13.1% less), with the versions Lee and Leon becoming less stylish. Leo (#97) and Leonel (#430) are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this compilation, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Leo. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)