First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Lev, Levey, Levon, Levy, Levi
Last name origins & meanings:
- Jewish (mainly from Lithuania and Belarus): Slavicized form of
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: from the personal
name Levin, which was also used by German Christians as a
derivative of Liebwin. As a Jewish name it sometimes represents
a pet form of western Yiddish ‘lion’ (see Loewe 2).
- Russian: patronymic of Lëva, a pet form of the personal
name Lev + the Russian possessive suffix -in.
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