Given Name LEV (1)

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Russian
OTHER SCRIPTS: Лев (Russian)
PRONOUNCED: LYEF  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "lion" in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo. This was the real Russian name of both author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) and revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879-1940).
DIMINUTIVE: Lyov
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Leon, Leontios, Leontius (Ancient Greek), Levon (Armenian), Leo, Leon (Croatian), Leoš (Czech), Leo (Danish), Leo, Leon (Dutch), Leo, Leon (English), Leo (Finnish), Léo, Léon, Léonce, Lionel (French), Levan (Georgian), Leo, Leon (German), Leone, Leonzio (Italian), Leo (Late Roman), Leonas (Lithuanian), Leo (Norwegian), Leon, Lew (Polish), Leon (Slovene), León, Leoncio (Spanish), Leo (Swedish)
SAME SPELLING: Lev (2)

Categories

actors, animals, athletes, authors, felines, lions, scientists
Entry updated December 8, 2017