Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. LAYF  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Old Norse name Leifr meaning "descendant, heir". Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who reached North America in the early 11th century. He was the son of Erik the Red.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLeifur(Icelandic) Leifr(Old Norse)
Surname DescendantLeifsson(Swedish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   upper class   natural   strong   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Norway: October 9
Sweden: June 30


Entry updated July 27, 2015