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Meaning and Name Origin

Zev \zev\ as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Zev is "wolf". Used in Israel. Often combined with Binyamin or Benjamin.


Zev has 1 variant: Zeev.

Zev has 29 more alternative forms via Benjamin, Binyamin: Ben, Benejamen, Beniamino, Benjaman, Benjamen, Benjamino, Benjamon, Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjie, Benjiman, Benjimen, Benjy, Benn, Bennie, Benno, Benny, Benyamin, Benyamino, Bibi, Binyamin, Binyamino, Jamin, Veniamin, Venyamin, Yamin, Yamino and Yemin.


Zev is an unusual first name for males. Zev is an equally uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Zev and related names. Ben (#723 a year ago), Benjaman, Benjamin (#12), Benjiman, Bennie and Benny are the prominent related forms of Zev (#unlisted). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are now significantly less widespread, with the forms Ben, Benjaman, Benjiman, Bennie and Benny becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ben, Benjaman, Benjamin, Benjiman, Bennie, Benny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ben, Benjamin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Zev is alike in pronunciation to Ziv. Other recommended similar baby names are Bev, Dev, Lev, Nev, Zeb, Zed and Zeph. Like Zev, these names are not frequently used.