Meaning and Name Origin
Levi \l(e)-vi\ as a boys' name is pronounced LEE-vye. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Levi is "joined". Biblical: Levi, third of Jacob's 12 sons, became father of the Levites tribe that was later assigned priestly duties. The name was revived by the Puritans.
Levi is a very popular first name for men (#416 out of 1220, Top 34%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#4572 out of 88799, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Levi for boys. Levi reached its highest position of #45 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Levi and related names. The only other prominent variation form of Levi (#45 in 2014) appearing in the Top 1000 is Levy. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1880-1889 and has become significantly less since, with the form Levy becoming less fashionable. Levi (#45) is the most chic birth name in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)