Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. LAYF
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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

VariantLeiv(Norwegian)
Other Languages & CulturesLeifr(Ancient Scandinavian) Leifur(Icelandic)
Surname DescendantLeifsson(Swedish)

Popularity

People think this name is

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Name Days

Sweden: June 30

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Entry updated July 27, 2015