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Scriptsלֵוִי Hebrew
PronouncedPron.LEE-vie English
LE:-vee Dutch

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.
Other Languages & CulturesLeui Biblical Greek Lewi Biblical Hebrew Leevi Finnish
User SubmissionsLévi, Levi, Leví


Depiction of Levi from the 16th centuryDepiction of Levi from the 16th century


apostles, Attack on Titan characters, biblical, never out of the US top 1000, sons of Jacob, sons of Leah, Suikoden characters, top 10 in the Netherlands, uncertain etymology
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute