Levi Name Meaning

A biblical darling with modern appeal, Levi is a Hebrew name that means “joined together.” He’s been making quite a splash in the baby name pool, his popularity rising steadily first in 2009.

Levi is a surprisingly fresh biblical choice, flying under the radar for a number of years before his recent climb of the charts. The son of Jacob and Leah in the Old Testament, Levi would go on to lead a tribe of Israelites known as the Levites that contained Moses.

He’s a fabulous choice for the current L trend in boys, led by Liam, Logan, and Landon. He also has the ultra-cool vowel ending, seen in Miloand Eli. Despite being right on the money with today’s style, he’s hardly trendy, earning his wings through years of usage. With his meaning, he’s also a clever choice for a twin or first child of a couple.

Levi is quite the character, stuffed to the gills with spunk and pizzazz despite being just four letters. He’s rugged and woodsy, packing the cowboy appeal of Wyatt or Jack. He’s the perfect name for a little boy bursting with energy and even better on an adult ready to take on the obstacles of the world.

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Levi Name Popularity

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

  • In 2018 Levi was the 33rd most popular boys name, representing 0.6143% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Levi has been the 220th most popular boys name, representing 0.0951% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 307 32 0.0091%
1911 318 37 0.0099%
1912 355 75 0.0149%
1913 384 79 0.0139%
1914 359 131 0.0188%
1915 364 178 0.0196%
1916 367 178 0.0184%
1917 410 148 0.0148%
1918 379 203 0.0189%
1919 340 235 0.0224%
1920 382 208 0.0187%
1921 370 229 0.02%
1922 378 216 0.0194%
1923 409 177 0.0158%
1924 404 190 0.0164%
1925 400 187 0.0165%
1926 372 210 0.0191%
1927 376 206 0.0186%
1928 434 153 0.0143%
1929 404 171 0.0165%
1930 446 138 0.0132%
1931 400 160 0.0162%
1932 400 157 0.0159%
1933 444 114 0.0122%
1934 393 158 0.0163%
1935 427 134 0.0138%
1936 453 114 0.0118%
1937 445 118 0.012%
1938 410 156 0.0152%
1939 439 130 0.0128%
1940 469 112 0.0105%
1941 461 123 0.0109%
1942 503 109 0.0086%
1943 457 145 0.0111%
1944 459 135 0.0109%
1945 445 138 0.0113%
1946 499 127 0.0086%
1947 496 143 0.0086%
1948 482 148 0.0093%
1949 495 137 0.0085%
1950 494 138 0.0086%
1951 468 169 0.01%
1952 474 173 0.0099%
1953 484 166 0.0094%
1954 496 170 0.0093%
1955 513 160 0.0087%
1956 530 159 0.0084%
1957 574 135 0.007%
1958 572 133 0.007%
1959 578 136 0.0072%
1960 601 124 0.0065%
1961 629 112 0.0059%
1962 600 122 0.0066%
1963 660 96 0.0053%
1964 626 107 0.0061%
1965 820 41 0.0025%
1966 612 105 0.0067%
1967 672 80 0.0053%
1968 675 76 0.0051%
1969 732 69 0.0045%
1970 768 71 0.0045%
1971 638 122 0.0081%
1972 566 151 0.0111%
1973 584 140 0.0108%
1974 482 228 0.0175%
1975 394 351 0.0273%
1976 381 370 0.0287%
1977 365 418 0.031%
1978 324 506 0.0376%
1979 233 934 0.0662%
1980 225 1,034 0.0707%
1981 181 1,358 0.0924%
1982 213 1,121 0.075%
1983 230 943 0.0639%
1984 219 1,010 0.0679%
1985 208 1,127 0.0743%
1986 206 1,152 0.0763%
1987 191 1,381 0.0905%
1988 172 1,600 0.1027%
1989 169 1,769 0.1096%
1990 178 1,707 0.103%
1991 181 1,718 0.1054%
1992 164 1,906 0.1194%
1993 160 1,968 0.1262%
1994 157 2,086 0.1359%
1995 154 2,249 0.1492%
1996 163 2,116 0.1413%
1997 156 2,201 0.1488%
1998 158 2,156 0.144%
1999 169 2,142 0.143%
2000 172 2,176 0.1424%
2001 172 2,164 0.1436%
2002 165 2,306 0.1539%
2003 170 2,336 0.1535%
2004 154 2,591 0.17%
2005 141 2,737 0.179%
2006 133 3,010 0.1922%
2007 132 3,190 0.2022%
2008 116 3,685 0.2384%
2009 85 5,013 0.3354%
2010 70 6,003 0.4166%
2011 66 6,646 0.4665%
2012 55 7,223 0.5069%
2013 50 7,411 0.5205%
2014 45 8,043 0.552%
2015 42 8,296 0.5702%
2016 42 8,064 0.5593%
2017 37 8,367 0.5995%
2018 33 8,440 0.6143%

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Names Like Levi

If you like Levi, you’ll love these other names like Levi.


What names are diminutives of Levi?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Levi sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Levi, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lee

Pasture or meadow

English

#667 (0.0221%)  
Lev

A Russian form of Leo, “the lion.”

Russian

#998 (0.01%)  
Lew

Like a lion; famous warrior

Welsh


What names are variants of Levi?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Levi.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Levey

Joined

Hebrew

Levin

Joined

Hebrew

#2,110 (0.001%)  
Levon
#1,292 (0.0051%)  
Levy

Joined

Hebrew

#1,586 (0.0028%)  

What names sound like Levi?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Eli

Ascension

Hebrew

#58 (0.4387%)  
Leander

Lion man

Greek

#2,333 (0.0007%)  
Leandro

Lion man

Greek

#678 (0.0215%)  
Leandros

Lion man

Greek

Leif

Heir; loved

Scandinavian

#1,003 (0.0098%)  
Leland

Plowed land

English

#409 (0.0526%)  
Leo

Lion

Latin

#50 (0.4891%)  
Leon

Lion

Greek

#235 (0.1151%)  
Leonardo

Brave lion

Italian

#92 (0.3046%)  
Leopold

Brave people

German

#1,388 (0.0041%)  
Liam

Helmet of will

Irish

#1 (1.4439%)  

What names are similar to Levi?

Find a name that’s like Levi, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adam

Man

Hebrew

#79 (0.3397%)  
Asher

Happy and blessed

Hebrew

#47 (0.4951%)  
Ethan

Enduring and strong

Hebrew

#12 (0.8628%)  
Evan

God is gracious

Welsh

#86 (0.3171%)  
Ezra

Help

Hebrew

#59 (0.4367%)  
Jack

God is gracious

English

#28 (0.643%)  
Luke

From Lucania

Greek

#29 (0.6243%)  
Noah

To rest

Hebrew

#2 (1.3296%)  
Thomas

Twin

Greek

#49 (0.4934%)  
Wyatt

Brave in battle

English

#26 (0.6643%)  

Lists With Levi

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Siblings of Levi

Mamas with kids named Levi also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Sutton

From the south town

English

#500 (0.0402%)  
Pierce

A variant form of Peter.

Greek

#482 (0.0402%)  
Silas

Man of the forest

Latin

#110 (0.2526%)  
Rayna

Counsel; song

Scandinavian

#650 (0.0274%)  
Gracen
#2,263 (0.0015%)  
Maverick

Independent one

American

#73 (0.3644%)  
Brooke

Small stream

English

#194 (0.11%)  
Bryan

High and noble

English

#232 (0.117%)  
Elianna

God has answered

Hebrew

#473 (0.0429%)  

18 Comments

  1. My husband picked his name after a friend of his who had passed away

  2. It was the only name my partner agreed to! He said he wanted a strong masculine sounding name.

  3. This was a unisex name me and my partner chose as it was biblical

  4. Levi means faithful. My husband an I wanted our son to persevere in all circumstances with God. We wanted him to stay faithful to God in all situations and that’s why we name him Levi.

  5. Levi met all the criteria I had when picking out a boy name. 1) Biblical, 2) Family, and 3) Unique but not crazy.
    My paternal great-grandfather, my paternal grandfather, my father & my half-brother are all named Levi. So this little guy will be the 5th generation. Very proud to give my son a name that has such a deep root in our family as well as the meaning–my dad passed away 3 years ago but he’ll always be “joined together” to him by blood & by name. ?

  6. We went with Levi-James River.
    So we will probably call him Levi or River.
    We liked having an old testament and a new testament name. We moved to Virginia recently near the James River and for me River is also for healing moving waters. Beautiful healing changes to sustain and fortify.

  7. Baby Levi’s name was chosen at my Gender reveal. My Uncle said his name should be Levi so my husband said uncle Dion if you win the raffle we will name him Levi. Sure enough he won the raffle with ticket number 16, before the party when I was putting the raffle tickets in an envelope 16 fell out and I told my husband wouldn’t that be funny if this is the winner. It wasn’t just that though, in the Bible the levites used to cast lots (which is like a raffle) to see who would be the next priest. My husband and I are firm believers in the Bible and this was to many coincidences to not be a Sign from the Almighty Himself. Not only that but if I ended up a boy my late mother wanted to mame me Levi. It’s a great name and not a lot of people have it.

  8. The name so adorable

  9. I wanted something unique and different, but also with a classic sound to it. My husband and I both immediately took a liking to Levi!

  10. I came to love the name Levi I didn’t know what to do we thought we were having a baby girl but God gave us a sweet baby boy so I had two names picked out and we said he looked like a Levi lol he is such a great little baby.So come when I was looking for a middle name I was like what would go with the name Levi? I went over and over baby names Come to find out We went with Mason I have always loved that name so we went with Levi Mason ?????

  11. It’s a family name and it was important to us to give him a family name

  12. I asked God to help us on a name do to myself having 4 kids and not knowing what to name him. I love the name Levi and I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world.

  13. My husband actually picked the name Levi, I absolutely love it! According to Google Levi means ‘conqueror of Gods’

  14. Strong Biblical name

  15. I had a dream three years before having my son that I would give birth and name him Levi so fast forward and when I found out I was pregnant I knew I was having a boy and would name him Levi

  16. We are a Faith based Family and we thought it would be awesome to give our baby a biblical name. ?

  17. I always wanted to choose a Biblical name so when I came across the name Levi while reading the book of Matthew I knew it would be a top choice.

  18. I chose Levi because it is Matthew’s Hebrew name in the Bible. My husband’s name is Matthew. So it was a unique way to name him after his dad. Plus, I loved it and it wasn’t super popular at the time.


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