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The name Leif was given to 211 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Leif are male.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen is a Norwegian athlete who has competed in shot put, American football and professional boxing. In shot putting, Larsen finished thirteenth at the 1992 World Junior Championships and fourth at the 1994 World Junior Championships. His last international athletics competition was the 1997 European under-23 Championships, where he finished eighth. His personal best throw was 18.76 metres, achieved in April 1997 in Baton Rouge.
cutenose  4/21/2017
My father's name was Leif Adolph Haugen. He pronounced his name life. My new grandson is named Leif as well.
robertshaugen  12/27/2016
The name Leif was given to 186 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
Leif Arne Brekke is a Norwegian football defender who currently plays for Modum FK. He has played in the Norwegian Premier League for Tromsø IL. After joining IF Skarp in 2001, he played 200 matches in a row in the Second Division.
cutenose  6/16/2016
The name Leif comes from the Scandinavian Royal Line of Odin, the Norse God who himself goes by many names. Both heir and descendant the barer of the name has a great store of 'hamingja' (ON) meaning luck. The older generation of men bare this name and often courtesy is paid to them due to their social status as elders. A rise in popularity of the name during the 1970's is an indicator of another algorithmic surge during 2016-2020. The first letter of the name Leif in Runes is 'Laguz/Laukr" and this has special reference to water especially the sea, lakes and fords and has common links with the vegetable leek, a symbol of life, health and virility.
Leif VH  12/6/2015
The name Leif was given to 178 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/19/2013
Leif Enger is the author of the critically acclaimed novel "Peace Like a River".
JW41926  2/24/2012
Even in America it's pronounced 'Lay-ff', as someone said it rhymes with 'safe'.
Cuss10  2/12/2012
In America it is usually pronounced LEEF.
FlakyMatt  7/24/2011
I named my son Leif, and I beleive that this name is soft yet masculine.
carri  11/4/2007
In Emily Rodda's "Deltora Quest" series, the main character's name is Leif.
Elvenscholar  8/29/2007
Interpol, one of my personal favorite bands, has a song named after the explorer, Leif Eriksson.
khaotickharma  4/13/2007
Musican and actor, Leif Garret is a famous bearer of this name!
Hailey2006  11/26/2006
Also spelled "Lafe". A name that has been in my family for at least three generations.
PKe0  1/17/2006
In one of the name books I have it says Leif means beloved.
leif  11/13/2005
The correct pronunciation of Leif is rhyming with "safe". It is NOT pronounced as Leaf, at least not in Scandinavian countries. [noted -ed]
Ylva  9/26/2005

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