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What does Lief mean?

Lief \lief\ as a boys' name. The meaning of the name Lief is "heir; loved". Lief is a form of Leif (Scandinavian). A rare name for kids.


Lief is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Lief is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lief and corresponding names. The only prominent variation form of Lief (#unlisted) is Leif (#998 the previous year). Adoption of this boy name reached its most widespread during 1980-1989 and is now significantly lower, with the version Leif becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 baby names are Lev and Loeb. Like Lief, these names are not commonly used.