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Zev is a variation for the Hebrew for Wolf, which can best be transliterated as Ze'ev. From Wikipedia: Zev or Ze'ev is also a modern Hebrew first name, meaning "Wolf", and derived from the German first name via Yiddish.
At least since the first decade of the 18th century, animal names which had not been used as given names in Biblical times (most of them being the names of large predators) are evident among the East European Yiddish-speaking Jewish communities.
Typically, bi-lingual names were used, the animal name appearing first in Hebrew (the Holy Language for these communities), often as companion name to the name of one of the Twelve Tribes, followed by the corresponding name (that is, having the same meaning) in Yiddish (the vernacular of daily life).
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Zev Yaroslavsky is a politician from Los Angeles County, California
American journalist Wolf Blitzer uses the pseudonyms Ze'ev Blitzer and Ze'ev Barak when he writes for Israeli publications.
Zev Isaac Miller (b. 2008), son of American actress Marissa Jaret Winokur
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Zev Senesca a fictional character in the film Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back