What does Lief mean?
Associated with: scandinavian.
(male) Leef, Lier, ..
(female) Liet, Live, ..
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?with its source form and related boy names. 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%). Below is a charted study of the popularity of the boy name Lief and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.