First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Levee

Play Accuracy Source
Automated Male (English)
Is this an accurate pronunciation?
Automated Female (English)
Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Levee?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Levee mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Levee

User Submitted Origins


Submit the origin and/or meaning of Levee to us below

International Interest
Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lev"ee
  1. The act of rising."The sun's levee." [Gray.]
  2. A morning assembly or reception of visitors, -- in distinction from a soirée, or evening assembly; a matinée; hence, also, any general or somewhat miscellaneous gathering of guests, whether in the daytime or evening; as, the president's levee .

Note: ☞ In England a ceremonious day reception, when attended by both ladies and gentlemen, is called a drawing-room.

Etymology: F. lever, fr. lever to raise, se lever to rise. See Lever (n.)

verb Lev"ee
To attend the levee or levees of.
noun Lev"ee
An embankment to prevent inundation; as, the levees along the Mississippi; sometimes, the steep bank of a river.

Etymology: F. levée, fr. lever to raise. See Lever, and cf. Levy

verb Lev"ee
To keep within a channel by means of levees; as, to levee a river.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
  2. A pier that provides a landing place on a river
  3. A formal reception of visitors or guests (as at a royal court)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Levee

Michael was born on January 18th, 1891. He left this life on May 24th, 1972.


John Levee is a in the field of abstract expressionism. John was born on April 10th, 1924 in Los Angeles.


Even Steven Levee is a hard rock, blues, jazz, and hip hop music musician. He plays Bass guitar. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to present. Even was given the name Steven Louis Levee in 1951.


Lorin was born on July 8th, 1950. He passed away on February 22nd, 2012.


Where is the name Levee popular?

International Interest for Levee

Interest is based how many people viewed this name from each country and is scaled based on the total views by each country so that large countries do not always show the most interest. Darker blue on the map indicates that people in the country are more likely to search for this name.

Longer bars in the bar graph indicate that people in the country are more interested in the name. Not all countries that have shown an interest in the name are listed in the bar graph.

United States
United Kingdom

Popularity in the US

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Levee as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Levee as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in New York, Illinois, or California.

Common first names for Levee

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Levee U.S.
  White 94.31% 64.26%
  African American 1.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.51% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Levee

People with the last name Levee are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Levee

  • How Popular is the name Levee? Levee is the 63,298th most popular name of all time. As a last name Levee was the 48,160th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Levee have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18 babies born with the first name Levee in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Levee? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2012 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Levee first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Levee is Monday, December 23rd, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Levee born? The highest recorded use of the first name Levee was in 2017 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Levee: Your name in reverse order is Eevel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lveee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Levee? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 439 people with the last name Levee.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Levee? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Levee as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Levees Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Levee

Name poster for Levee(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.