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What does Lief mean?

Lief Pronunciation of Lief as a boys' name is of Scandinavian derivation, and the meaning of the name Lief is "heir; loved". Lief is an alternate form of Leif (Scandinavian): according to Norse legend.

ASSOCIATED WITH Li-, scandinavian




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How popular is Lief?

Lief is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#54766 out of 150436, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

The only prominent variation form of Lief (UNLISTED) is Leif (#1063 FROM CURRENT RECORDS). Adoption of this form of Lief reached its most widespread in 2014 (#998) and is almost as conventional today (#1063, DOWN 9%). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leif in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lief and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Atef, Le, Le-, Lea, Lee, Lem, Len, Leo, Les, Lev, Lew, Lex, Liam, Lige, Lin, Linc, Lind, Link, Linn, Lino, Lion, Lleu, Loeb and Loew. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lief.

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