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What does Levi mean?

Levi Pronunciation of Levi [levi] 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.

Associated with: biblical, puritans.


Levi has 4 variants: Levey, Levin, Levon and Levy.

Creative forms:
(male) Legh, Lovi, ..

(female) Leli, Lelo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Levi Kenji (L.K.), ..

How popular is Levi?

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 (#4915 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Levi reached its highest position of #42 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Levi (#42 in 2015) appearing in the Top 2000 are Levon (#1515 in 2015), Levy and Levin. Usage of these relations of Levi was widespread in 2015 (median #1389). Levi has generally been popular among parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Levi, Levin, Levon, Levy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Avi, Davi, Javi, Jovi, Le, Le-, Lea, Lech, Lee, Leif, Lem, Len, Lenci, Lenn, Leo, Leon, Leroi, Les, Lev, Lew, Lewis, Lex, Lexis, Lexo, Loki, Ravi, Tavi and Xavi. These names tend to be less commonly used than Levi.