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Origin and Meaning of Leviathan

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Le*vi"a*than
  1. An aquatic animal, described in the book of Job, ch. xli., and mentioned in other passages of Scripture.
  2. The whale, or a great whale.

Note: ☞ It is not certainly known what animal is intended, whether the crocodile, the whale, or some sort of serpent.

Etymology: Heb. livyāthān

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament
  2. The largest or most massive thing of its kind ("it was a leviathan among redwoods" and "they were assigned the leviathan of textbooks")

From Hebrew (Biblical and Modern) לִוְיָתָן (“leviathan; whale”).

  1. (biblical) A vast sea monster of tremendous strength, described as the most powerful and dangerous creature in the ocean.
  2. Something large; behemoth.
    That man was a ! He took up a whole row of seats at the theatre.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Leviathan

David Leviathan is a in the fields of painting and drawing. David was born on August 6th, 1950 in Kibbutz Givat Brenner, Israel.


Fun Facts about the name Leviathan

  • How Popular is the name Leviathan? Leviathan is the 21,898th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Leviathan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 288 babies born with the first name Leviathan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leviathan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leviathan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Leviathan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leviathan is Monday, March 24th, 1919.
  • What year had the most people named Leviathan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leviathan was in 2015 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Leviathan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leviathan is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Leviathan: Your name in reverse order is Nahtaivel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enltaahvi. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.