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Gender Masculine
Usage Russian
Scripts Лев(Russian)
Pronounced Pron. LYEF
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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).
DiminutiveLyov
Other Languages & CulturesLeon, 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)
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