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Gender: M Pronunciation: leev Meaning of Lev: "heart; lion" Origin of Lev: Hebrew; Russian

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This concise one-syllable name, Hebrew for heart or the Russian form of Leo, has definite potential, being more unusual than the increasingly popular Levi.

The leonine Lev is the Russian birth name of the great novelist Tolstoy, and the mother of Liev Schreiber has stated that she named him in honor of the writer. In the Chaim Potok novel My Name is Asher Lev, about a Hasidic Jewish boy in New York, Lev is the character's surname.

Actress Candace Cameron has a son she named Lev.

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Famous People Named Lev

Lev Tolstoy, Russian novelist of "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina"
Lev Landau, Soviet physicist and Nobel prize winner
Lev Valerievich Bure (b. 2000), son of Candace Helaine Cameron Bure & Valeri Vladimirovich Bure
Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist
Mateo Lev Colicchio (b. 2011), son of Tom Colicchio
Lev Rapace, son of Swedish actress Noomi Rapace

Pop Culture References for the Name Lev

Levi "Lev" Jedediah Calder, character in "Unwind" by Neal Shusterman
Lev, character in Frances Ha

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