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)


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from
Entry updated December 7, 2022