Levi Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: LEE-viy, LAY-vee (key)

Origin of the name Levi:

Derived from the Hebrew lēwī (joining, adhesion). The name is borne in the Bible by the third son of Jacob and Leah. He was progenitor of the tribe of Levi, which took on priestly duties for the twelve tribes. (GEN. 29)

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Levi: | Edit

Our Kenneth "Levi" was born September 7, 2006. As many of you have mentioned, Levi means "to unite or tie together" and that is exactly what our Levi has done. He has united our two families into one. We have met a few other Levis and the occasional person who jokes about naming him after a pair of jeans, but I love his name! He likes it too and just learned to write it this past week!

August 1. 1991 I gave birth to my son Levi Paz.
Since then, I have only met one other Levi in person.
And I love the fact that my boy Levi loves his name !!

Levi and Liev are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Levi: | Edit

I have a dog named Levi Wyatt and he may not be a human but he thinks he is! I find the name uncommon and interesting sounding so that is why I chose it. He is a very loving, loyal, and inquisitive dog and it fits the name in my opinion.

I live in San Francisco. I named my son Levi after his great x4 grandfather when he was born in April 2006. We personally know 2 other Levi's who live near us here in the city--one also born in April and one born in June. My Levi has been in the same daycare/preschool with the other April-born Levi since the time they were 10 months old. Clearly, the name is on the uptake. Go Levi!

My Levi was born in October 31,2006 and at the time the only Levi I knew. Now I see it was fairly popular and I had no idea! I later learned that the name means 'to bring together' and that's exactly what our Levi did to join our two families together. My words exactly, GO LEVI!

Our Levi was born February 4, 2003. He also helped join two families together!
I knew I wanted his middle name to be Christian and it took me a while to come up with a first name I liked with it. The only person I knew (besides Mr. Strauss) with the name was a Jonathon Levi ___ I had gone to school with. But a few years after he was born, we moved near an Amish community, so now he knows a few other Levis! He loves his name, and it really seems to fit him well.

Our Levi was born on February 23rd 2010. My husband's name is Matthew, and Levi was another name for the apostle Matthew in the bible - hence why we picked Levi as our son's name. We haven't come across another Levi yet, but the name isn't so unusual that it is unheard of and I like that. It also means 'united' and I feel our little Levi really united us as a family. Plus it sounds so cool and can't really be shortened to anything silly.

Our Levi Jordan was born May 26, 2009. Although we don't know any other Levi's we get lots of people saying they like the name. His older brother is Lincoln. Now if we have a third can we pick another cool L name?

My eldest is Levi lance he loving but very emotional and hates mornings, he takes everything apart to c how it works but hardly ever puts it back together again. We call him Elvis which he loves and hates being called Lev..

Nicknames for Levi: | Edit

Lee, Lev, Leevie, Elvis, Leaf.

Meanings and history of the name Levi: | Edit

Hebrew for "attached, joined"

Famous real-life people named Levi: | Edit

Levi Asher, American writer and web designer
Levi Addison Ault, Canadian/American businessman
Levi Bellfield, British murderer
Levi Boone, American politician and mayor of Chicago
Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and lyricist
Levi Coffin, American educator and abolitionist
Levi Eshkol, Israeli politician
Levi Leipheimer, American professional road bicycle racer
Levi Leiter, American businessman
Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary and statesman
Levi Lincoln, Jr., American lawyer and politician
Levi Lind, Canadian ice hockey player
Levi P. Morton, 22nd Vice President of the United States
Levi Porter, English football player
Levi Romero, Venezuelan baseball player
Levi Seacer, Jr., American musician
Levi Strauss, American co-inventor of blue jeans, founder of Levi Strauss & Co.
Levi Stubbs, American singer
Levi Twiggs, American officer
Levi Woodbury, American politician
Levi Jones, USAC Sprint car Driver
Levi the Poet (Levi Macallister), Spoken Word & Performance Artist
Levi Strauss, maker of Levi jeans
Levi Jones, bassist from band the tide

Levi in song, story & screen: | Edit

~ 'Levi' the name of Sue's Hearing~Hear Dog in the Inspirational Drama Series: 'Sue Thomas F.B.Eye'
(based on the real life of Sue Thomas, who has a foundation in the name of her 1st Hearing~Ear dog, Levi).
~ Levi Ackerman, a character from the anime and manga series, "Attack on Titan"
Levi Justin, character in Jill Williamson's "The Safe Lands" trilogy
~ Levi is a character from Rainbow Rowell's book Fangirl

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