Levi
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Given Name LEVI
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: לֵוִי (Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: LEE-vie (English), LE:-vee (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly means "joined, attached" in Hebrew. As told in the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites. This was the tribe that formed the priestly class of the Israelites. The brothers Moses and Aaron were members. In the New Testament this is another name for the apostle Matthew. As an English Christian name, Levi came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Leui (Biblical Greek), Lewi (Biblical Hebrew), Leevi (Finnish)
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United States  ranked #42 
England and Wales  ranked #155 
Canada (BC)  ranked #40 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #26 
Netherlands  ranked #8 
New Zealand  ranked #43 
Sweden  ranked #99 
Switzerland  ranked #76