Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "dear friend", derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, 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 & CulturesLeobwin(Ancient Germanic) Lieven, Lievin(Flemish) Levin(German)

People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England, available from

Entry updated January 21, 2022