The meaning of the name “Levi” is: “United - As one; attached”.
Additional information: Levi is a masculine name that means ‘attached’ in Hebrew. It was the name of people in both the Old and New Testaments – Levi was one of the sons of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament and his descendants, the Levites, were the priests of Israel. It was another name for the apostle Matthew in the New Testament – however, it didn’t come into popular use until after the Protestant Reformation. Commonly used diminutives for Levi include Lev and Levvy, and by using Levi’s alternative meaning, ‘harmony’, the name Harmony can be used as a feminine replacement of Levi. Foreign language variants include Leui (Biblical Greek), Lewi (Biblical Hebrew), and Leevi (French). Levi is sometimes misspelled as ‘Levie’ or ‘Lev’.
Levi is a much more popular name for boys in the United States than it is in England and Wales. Levi entered the top hundred names in the USA in 2009 and was the 45th most popular name in 2014, whereas it has consistently struggled to make it into the top 150 names for boys in England and Wales, and was 152nd in 2014. Levi has, on occasion, entered the popularity rankings as a feminine name in England and Wales, but it has never been in the top thousand names for girls in the USA.
Perhaps the most famous person with the name Levi is Levi Strauss – although not a name many people would recognise straight away, this German-Jewish-American inventor created blue jeans, and he is the reason the name Levi is now synonymous with jeans all over the world. Other celebrities with the name Levi include Levi Stubbs (American Motown singer), Levi P. Morton (22nd Vice President of the United States), and Levi Porter (English football player). Sheryl Crow, the American musician, singer, songwriter and actress has a boy named Levi James.
There is an urban legend on the internet that suggests a teenager, in an attempt to get their Levi jeans to fit snugly, sat in a bath filled with water and was then squeezed to death by their jeans.
Pronunciation: (LEE vi); (leh VEE) Form of: Itself (Levi)
Considering Levi as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Levi for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Levi is a boy name.
The name Levi is of Hebrew origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Hebrew speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Levi we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Levi Name Meaning
The meaning of Levi is “United - As one; attached”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Levi and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Levi and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Levi is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Levi Categories
The name Levi is in the following categories: Biblical Names, Celebrity Names, Christian Names, Classic Names, English Names, Hebrew Names, Jewish Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Levi. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Levi, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Levi
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Levi displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Levi Boy Name Popularity Chart
Levi Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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