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What does Lev mean?

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


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

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

(female) Leli, Levla, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Lev for boys. Lev entered the list in 2010 and reached its peak rank of #1493 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the boy name Lev and related names. Leo (#97 last year), Leon (#321) and Lee (#701) are the popular variation forms of Lev (#1493 last year). Other forms, like Lyon, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Lev was widespread among parents 114 years ago (adoption of 1%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.3%, 71.4% 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.