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What does Lev mean?

Lev \lev\ as a boys' name is of Russian origin. Variant of Leo.


Lev has 8 alternative forms via Leo: Lee, Leon, Leoncio, Leonel, Leonello, Leontios, Lion and Lyon.


Lev is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#21440 out of 88799, Top 24%). (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 (#unlisted). Usage of this boy name was at its highest during 1890-1899 and has become much less since, 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, with Leo enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo, Leon, Leonel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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