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Gender: M Meaning of Levi: "joined, attached" Origin of Levi: Hebrew Levi's Popularity in 2015: #42

Levi, lighter and more energetic than most biblical names, with its up vowel ending, combines Old Testament gravitas with the casual flair associated with Levi Strauss jeans.

Now being rediscovered in a major way -- Levi has shot up to Number 42, its highest yet -- especially after receiving a lot of attention as the sons of Matthew McConaughey, Sheryl Crow and Sara Gilbert.

In the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Leah and Jacob, from whom the priestly tribe of Levites descended; in the New Testament, Levi was Matthew's given name before he became an apostle. In the Thomas Hardy novel Far from the Madding Crowd, Levi Everdene is the father of the heroine. Levon is a related name.

Famous People Named Levi

Levi, Biblical son of Jacob
Levi P. Morton, 22nd Vice President of the United States
Levi Strauss, American inventor of blue jeans
Levi Johnston, American actor and former fiance of Bristol Palin
Levi Matthew Jones, bassist in American band The Tide
Levi Addison Ault, Canadian/American businessman
Levi Boone, American politician and mayor of Chicago
Levi Celerio, Filipino composer and lyricist
Levi Coffin, American educator and abolitionist
Levi Eshkol, Israeli politician
Levi Leipheimer, American professional road bicycle racer
Levi Leiter, American businessman
Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary and statesman
Levi Lincoln, Jr., American lawyer and politician
Levi Lind, Canadian ice hockey player
Levi Porter, English footballer
Levi Romero, Venezuelan baseball player
Levi Seacer, Jr., American musician
Levi Stubbs, American singer
"Lebanon" Levi King Stoltzfus, American reality TV personality of "Amish Mafia"
Levi Woodbury, American politician
Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, Rabbi and Hasidic leader
Levi Alves McConaughey (b. 2008), Son of Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey
Levi James Crow (b. 2010), Son of singer Sheryl Crow
Levi Hank Gilbert-Adler (b. 2004), Son of actress Sara Gilbert and Allison Adler
Levi Harper Ford (b. 2009), son of actress Holly Brisley and Paul Ford
Levi Ritchie (b. 2014), son of director Guy Ritchie and model Jacqui Ainsley
Levi Aaron Cooperman (b. 2016), son of actress Anna Silk and Seth Cooperman
Taylor Levi Estevez, son of actor Emilio Estevez and model Carey Salley
Jackson Levi Duggar (b. 2004), 15th child of reality TV's Duggar family
Zachary Levi, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Levi

Levi Strauss, American jeans and clothing line
Lance Corporal Levi Ackerman, character in anime "Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin"
Levi Stewart, character in "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Levi, nickname of Mike Warren on TV's "Graceland"
Levi, character in the 'Soul Screamers' series by Rachel Vincent

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