Levi

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141k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Levi mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Levi

"Levi" is a name of Hebrew origin, and it means "Joined in Harmony". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (New Testament) disciple of Jesus; traditionally considered to be the author of the first Gospel
Wiktionary

From Hebrew לֵוִי, a name in the book of Genesis.

  1. The third son of Jacob, by his wife Leah.
  2. One of the Biblical tribes of Israelites, descended from Levi; the tribe from which priests were selected.
  3. A male given name.
  4. A Jewish surname​.

Levi was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Hungarian, Italian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Levi

Levi was given the name Löb Strauß on February 26th, 1829 in Buttenheim. He left this life on September 26th, 1902.

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Levi Miller is an actor, model (people), and model. Levi was given the name Levi Zane Miller on September 30th, 2002 in Brisbane.

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Levi Stubbs was a rhythm, blues, and soul music singing and actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 2008. Levi was born on June 6th, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. He passed away on October 17th, 2008.

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Levi was given the name Levi Keith Johnston on May 3rd, 1990 in Wasilla, Alaska.

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Levi Eshkol was a Prime Minister of Israel, Minister of Defense, and Ministry of Defense (Israel). He was most active from 1963 to 1969. Levi was given the name Levi Shkolnik on October 25th, 1895 in Orativ. He died on February 26th, 1969.

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Levi Bellfield is a criminal.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Levi

Zachary Levi is an actor, director, and singer. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Zachary was given the name Zachary Levi Pugh on September 29th, 1980 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, U.S.

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Primo Levi was a writer and chemist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1947 to present. Primo was born on July 31st, 1919 in Turin, Italy. He died on April 11th, 1987.

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Éliphas was given the name Alphonse Louis Constant on February 8th, 1810. He breathed his last breath on May 31st, 1875.

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Micachu & The Shapes is an experimental pop, avant-garde music, lo-fi music, independent music, noise music, and grindie musician. She plays Guitar, Electronics, Found object, Vacuum cleaner, and Vocals. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Micachu was given the name Mica Levi in 1987 in Surrey, England,. Micachu is also known as Mica Levi (birth name).

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Ricardo Bofill Leví is an architect. Ricardo was born on December 5th, 1939 in Barcelona.

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Edward H. Levi was an office holder. Edward was born on June 26th, 1911 in Chicago. He died on March 7th, 2000.

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How popular is the baby name Levi in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 112 0 112
1881 104 0 104
1882 105 0 105
1883 85 0 85
1884 91 0 91
1885 79 0 79
1886 97 0 97
1887 75 0 75
1888 91 0 91
1889 88 0 88
1890 74 0 74
1891 68 0 68
1892 77 0 77
1893 75 0 75
1894 68 0 68
1895 72 0 72
1896 68 0 68
1897 59 0 59
1898 61 0 61
1899 63 0 63
1900 95 0 95
1901 41 0 41
1902 55 0 55
1903 68 0 68
1904 68 0 68
1905 63 0 63
1906 56 0 56
1907 61 0 61
1908 75 0 75
1909 82 0 82
1910 69 0 69
1911 87 0 87
1912 116 0 116
1913 137 0 137
1914 193 0 193
1915 218 0 218
1916 214 0 214
1917 203 0 203
1918 251 0 251
1919 285 0 285
1920 255 0 255
1921 270 0 270
1922 264 0 264
1923 233 0 233
1924 230 0 230
1925 232 0 232
1926 251 0 251
1927 250 0 250
1928 189 0 189
1929 228 6 222
1930 196 0 196
1931 202 0 202
1932 192 0 192
1933 169 0 169
1934 197 0 197
1935 183 0 183
1936 168 0 168
1937 168 0 168
1938 201 0 201
1939 166 0 166
1940 164 0 164
1941 167 0 167
1942 182 0 182
1943 177 0 177
1944 184 0 184
1945 178 0 178
1946 174 0 174
1947 183 0 183
1948 187 0 187
1949 177 0 177
1950 192 0 192
1951 230 0 230
1952 218 0 218
1953 192 0 192
1954 214 0 214
1955 206 0 206
1956 199 0 199
1957 176 0 176
1958 183 0 183
1959 183 0 183
1960 178 0 178
1961 169 0 169
1962 164 0 164
1963 154 0 154
1964 162 0 162
1965 106 0 106
1966 148 0 148
1967 150 0 150
1968 138 0 138
1969 133 0 133
1970 146 0 146
1971 198 0 198
1972 211 0 211
1973 207 0 207
1974 277 0 277
1975 399 6 393
1976 429 10 419
1977 450 5 445
1978 544 8 536
1979 976 13 963
1980 1,070 13 1,057
1981 1,379 13 1,366
1982 1,148 13 1,135
1983 972 11 961
1984 1,044 12 1,032
1985 1,156 11 1,145
1986 1,175 13 1,162
1987 1,407 15 1,392
1988 1,626 15 1,611
1989 1,792 11 1,781
1990 1,723 7 1,716
1991 1,735 10 1,725
1992 1,926 13 1,913
1993 1,985 9 1,976
1994 2,116 13 2,103
1995 2,267 7 2,260
1996 2,143 17 2,126
1997 2,226 11 2,215
1998 2,172 10 2,162
1999 2,171 13 2,158
2000 2,206 16 2,190
2001 2,189 13 2,176
2002 2,324 13 2,311
2003 2,358 11 2,347
2004 2,629 31 2,598
2005 2,760 14 2,746
2006 3,045 28 3,017
2007 3,214 15 3,199
2008 3,708 19 3,689
2009 5,042 29 5,013 #85 boy name
2010 6,035 29 6,006 #70 boy name
2011 6,680 33 6,647 #66 boy name
2012 7,270 47 7,223 #55 boy name
2013 7,471 56 7,415 #50 boy name
2014 8,088 45 8,043 #45 boy name
2015 8,355 59 8,296 #42 boy name
2016 8,127 63 8,064 #42 boy name
2017 8,420 53 8,367 #37 boy name

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Popularity of Levi as a first name

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Popularity of Levi as a last name

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Common last names for Levi

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Thompson
  • Harris
  • Moore
  • White
  • Walker
  • Thomas
  • Martin
  • Robinson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Levi U.S.
  White 71.68% 64.26%
  African American 16.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.56% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.65% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Levi

People with the last name Levi are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Levi

  • What name lists does Levi rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Levi? Levi is the 503rd most popular name of all time. In 2017 Levi was the 37th most popular name. As a last name Levi was the 4,731st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Levi have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140,552 babies born with the first name Levi in the United States. That's more than enough people named Levi to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Levi? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 112 new born babies.
  • When was Levi first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Levi is Friday, December 22nd, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Levi born? The highest recorded use of the first name Levi was in 2017 with a total of 8,367 babies. That's a lot of babies named Levi!
  • Random Levi Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Levi ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arkansas. Imagine that, 93 babies in Arkansas have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Levi: Your name in reverse order is Ivel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Levi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Levi? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,500 people with the last name Levi.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Levi? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Levi as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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