Fenriz, lyricist and instrumentalist from the black metal band "Darkthrone"'s birth name was Leif.
I knew a guy named this. He's American and he pronounces it LEEF, as in leaf. He was surprised to learn that there was any other pronunciation.
This has quickly become a favorite name of mine. It would be a great alternative to the name Liam. I also like that it is an anagram of Life.
Leif is pronounced "LAIF" It has the Old Norse "ei" sound as in reindeer and Jotunheim.
The name Leif was given to 211 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Leif are male.
Leif Olve Dolonen Larsen is a Norwegian athlete who has competed in shot put, American football and professional boxing. In shot putting, Larsen finished thirteenth at the 1992 World Junior Championships and fourth at the 1994 World Junior Championships. His last international athletics competition was the 1997 European under-23 Championships, where he finished eighth. His personal best throw was 18.76 metres, achieved in April 1997 in Baton Rouge.
My father's name was Leif Adolph Haugen. He pronounced his name life. My new grandson is named Leif as well.
The name Leif was given to 186 boys born in the US in 2015.
Leif Arne Brekke is a Norwegian football defender who currently plays for Modum FK. He has played in the Norwegian Premier League for Tromsø IL. After joining IF Skarp in 2001, he played 200 matches in a row in the Second Division.
The name Leif comes from the Scandinavian Royal Line of Odin, the Norse God who himself goes by many names. Both heir and descendant the barer of the name has a great store of 'hamingja' (ON) meaning luck. The older generation of men bare this name and often courtesy is paid to them due to their social status as elders. A rise in popularity of the name during the 1970's is an indicator of another algorithmic surge during 2016-2020. The first letter of the name Leif in Runes is 'Laguz/Laukr" and this has special reference to water especially the sea, lakes and fords and has common links with the vegetable leek, a symbol of life, health and virility.
The name Leif was given to 178 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Leif Enger is the author of the critically acclaimed novel "Peace Like a River".
Even in America it's pronounced 'Lay-ff', as someone said it rhymes with 'safe'.
In America it is usually pronounced LEEF.
I named my son Leif, and I beleive that this name is soft yet masculine.
In Emily Rodda's "Deltora Quest" series, the main character's name is Leif.
Interpol, one of my personal favorite bands, has a song named after the explorer, Leif Eriksson.
Musican and actor, Leif Garret is a famous bearer of this name!
Also spelled "Lafe". A name that has been in my family for at least three generations.
In one of the name books I have it says Leif means beloved.
The correct pronunciation of Leif is rhyming with "safe". It is NOT pronounced as Leaf, at least not in Scandinavian countries. [noted -ed]

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