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The main character in Joseph Stein's "Fiddler on the Roof" bears this name
giraffe  5/17/2005
Pronounced teh-vyeh.
Miss Claire  7/30/2006
In "Fiddler on the Roof", in the three times I've seen it on Broadway (and in the production of it I'm currently in now), it's been pronounced "TEV-yeh."
Irish Pearl  2/10/2007
Love the name Tevye, and it's all because of Fiddler. A man continuously trying to do the right thing, quoting (often incorrectly) the "good book," admiring the scholars and talking/complaining to God as if God were his best friend. Very lovable main character of a very powerful show.

I highly recommend seeing the show (especially if you plan on giving your child the name, because it is connected that much with the play), and it gives the name Tevye a very friendly connotation for the most part.
Irish Pearl  2/10/2007
Tevye was a character in the famed Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem's short stories.
mymymetrocard  9/19/2009

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