Infographic of Leif name meaning, which is “The beloved,” from the Old Norse Iiufr.
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Leif Name Popularity

How popular is the name Leif? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 1,124 10 0.0011%
1916 1,402 5 0.0005%
1917 1,531 5 0.0005%
1918 0 0%
1919 1,125 12 0.0011%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 1,518 5 0.0005%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 1,413 5 0.0005%
1930 0 0%
1931 1,517 5 0.0005%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 1,258 7 0.0005%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 1,242 8 0.0005%
1950 1,116 12 0.0007%
1951 0 0%
1952 1,198 11 0.0006%
1953 1,031 18 0.001%
1954 1,310 8 0.0004%
1955 1,422 6 0.0003%
1956 1,208 11 0.0006%
1957 1,024 21 0.0011%
1958 985 25 0.0013%
1959 988 25 0.0013%
1960 877 36 0.0019%
1961 834 43 0.0023%
1962 913 31 0.0017%
1963 846 40 0.0022%
1964 858 39 0.0022%
1965 801 44 0.0027%
1966 843 36 0.0023%
1967 785 45 0.003%
1968 753 53 0.0035%
1969 714 75 0.0049%
1970 679 98 0.0062%
1971 781 63 0.0042%
1972 771 63 0.0046%
1973 851 46 0.0035%
1974 803 58 0.0045%
1975 761 70 0.0054%
1976 900 44 0.0034%
1977 1,050 29 0.0022%
1978 826 62 0.0046%
1979 673 113 0.008%
1980 720 100 0.0068%
1981 735 92 0.0063%
1982 699 107 0.0072%
1983 749 84 0.0057%
1984 830 68 0.0046%
1985 961 48 0.0032%
1986 1,003 43 0.0028%
1987 1,035 41 0.0027%
1988 1,009 52 0.0033%
1989 1,539 19 0.0012%
1990 1,347 30 0.0018%
1991 1,127 52 0.0032%
1992 1,468 26 0.0016%
1993 1,496 24 0.0015%
1994 1,305 37 0.0024%
1995 1,332 35 0.0023%
1996 1,278 41 0.0027%
1997 1,367 37 0.0025%
1998 1,477 33 0.0022%
1999 1,262 49 0.0033%
2000 1,212 61 0.004%
2001 1,204 62 0.0041%
2002 1,374 46 0.0031%
2003 1,227 68 0.0045%
2004 1,276 63 0.0041%
2005 1,110 95 0.0062%
2006 1,268 75 0.0048%
2007 1,314 72 0.0046%
2008 1,263 81 0.0052%
2009 1,124 107 0.0072%
2010 1,095 112 0.0078%
2011 1,047 118 0.0083%
2012 1,092 108 0.0076%
2013 959 144 0.0101%
2014 980 145 0.01%
2015 1,064 119 0.0082%
2016 938 155 0.0108%
2017 931 158 0.0113%
2018 1,003 135 0.0098%
2019 941 155 0.0114%

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What names are variants of Leif?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lief

Heir; loved

Scandinavian


What names sound like Leif?

If you like how Leif sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Leif.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lev

A Russian form of Leo, “the lion.”

Russian

Levi

Joined together

Hebrew

Levy

Joined

Hebrew

Lew

Like a lion; famous warrior

Welsh


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2 Comments

  1. I recently moved back to Minnesota with my family where I grew up and I have Scandinavian heritage. My husband is latino, so I thought he for sure wouldn’t go for a Scandinavian name! But the name Leif means “descendant, heir, and beloved” which is perfect, because this boy is the first and may be the only to carry on my husband’s last name. It’s a big deal in the Latin community!

  2. I fell in love with the name Leif about 4 years ago. I had seriously thought of using Rafe for my last baby boy, but hadn’t. Then I heard Leif and was captivated. It had the same ring to it, but a softer sound. I decided then that someday I would have a Leif. I love the name meaning of My Son! Or My Beloved Son.. depending where you look it up.. I like the connotation of adventuresome explorer. One negative thing.. he has already been called ‘Leaf’ at every Doctor visit. And when we have said his name it gets misunderstood as ‘Life’… Eventually our circle will all pronounce correctly, ‘Layf’ but I will need to resign myself to mispronunciation in public venues I suppose.


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