Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "dear friend", derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, beloved" and wine "friend". This was the name of an 8th-century English saint, also known as Lebuin, who did missionary work in Frisia.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLieven, Lievin(Flemish) Levin(German) Leobwin(Germanic)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
  2. Searle, William George. Onomasticon Anglo-Saxonicum. Cambridge, 1897, page 334.
Entry updated April 23, 2024