Leif meaning

: Heir or Descendant.

Leif Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \leif\
Number of People 👶 8,000
Rate in 2021 1919
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Scandinavian
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Leif Name Meaning

Leif is a masculine name of Old Norse origin. It is derived from the Old Norse word 'leifr' which means 'heir' or 'descendant'. The name signifies a person who is a descendant or an heir, someone who carries forward the legacy of their ancestors.

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Leif Name Origin and History

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The name Leif has its roots in Old Norse culture. It was popularized by Leif Erikson, the famous Norse explorer who is believed to have been the first European to set foot on North American soil, predating Christopher Columbus by nearly 500 years. The name has been used in Scandinavia for centuries and has also gained popularity in English-speaking countries, particularly in the United States and Canada.

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Famous people named Leif include Leif Erikson, the aforementioned Norse explorer, and Leif Garrett, an American singer, actor, and television personality. In terms of popularity, the name Leif has seen a resurgence in recent years, particularly in Scandinavian countries and among those of Scandinavian descent.
The name Leif is often associated with traits such as bravery, exploration, and a pioneering spirit, largely due to its historical association with Leif Erikson. It's a name that carries a sense of adventure and strength, making it an attractive choice for parents seeking a unique yet meaningful name for their child.
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Comments on the name Leif
11/18/2023 03:28:54

My son is 4 , his name is Leif :) (leaf)I absolutely love the name . It is a strong Viking name , i've met 1other lil boy by the'same name . It took me by surprise because it is so uncommon. Most people pronounce it incorrectly .

11/12/2023 12:17:34

That iisnhgt would have saved us a lot of effort early on.

09/28/2023 14:36:08

My father's name is Leif. I gave it to my son a a middle name. It is not pronounced "leaf" nor "life" it is pronounced "lafe"

08/14/2023 13:23:06

My son's name is Leif. Everyone likes the'sound of hs name.

06/17/2023 14:06:54

I can't beli've this is a name. Anyone who's called "Life" needs parents who need to get a "life

05/31/2023 03:54:40

My name is Leif and I like it (pronounce it "Leaf"). Tough growing up, but paid off. Hard name to convey sometimes though, especially over the phone.

03/16/2023 17:33:20

It is a Norse named that is properly pronounced "Lay-f". Before you go around calling people an idiot, perhaps you should consider the fact that maybe you are ignorant.

02/15/2023 10:34:24

Love the American Leif, very strong name ( Viking)

11/23/2022 17:32:56

I am 28 years old and have only met one other "Leif".

11/22/2022 14:13:02

Its not even said like 'life'. My brothe's name is LEIF and it is said like 'leaf' idoit.

07/01/2022 12:01:12

Lief (25) is the way I spell my name. It was never teased or anything. Now when I'meet people they like how different it is. I love these type of things that'set me apart since I'm in the arts industry. I only ever met one other "leaf".

06/05/2022 00:05:42

lol...My name is Leif, an im a girl. i adore and cher'sh it.

10/04/2021 16:33:54

I want to name my child Leif - thankful for these comments. I think It's beautiful

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Leif FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Leif?
The origin of the name Leif is Scandinavian.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Leif?
Heir or Descendant.
*️⃣ How many people are named Leif?
Almost 8000 people are named Leif.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Leif?
The names of Lavinia, Lovina, Levinia, Lavina, Lavona