Usage West Frisian
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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 8/21/2007
Last Editor EditorRandee15 on 11/2/2012
The origin of this Frisian name is a little uncertain: it is thought that it is a short form of Germanic names that contained the element #laifa# (see Bernlef) or #liub# (see Liubigild). Because of the close resemblance with the Dutch word for 'lion' ("leeuw"), it might also be related to that - but that is unlikely.