"joined, attached"

Levi Origin and Meaning

The name Levi is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "joined, attached".

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 it's being rediscovered in a major way—Levi has been shooting up the charts in recent years. Extremely popular in the US, it's also a Top 100 name throughout the English-speaking world as well as in a diverse range of countries from Germany to Brazil.

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. It is suspected that Levi derives from the Hebrew word yillaweh, meaning "he will join."

Levi received a lot of attention as the sons of Matthew McConaughey, Sheryl Crow and Sara Gilbert.

In the Thomas Hardy novel Far from the Madding Crowd, Levi Everdene is the father of the heroine.

# 12 in the US

Levi Rank in US Top 1000

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Levi Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Levi Popularity

Famous People Named Levi

  • LeviBiblical son of Jacob
  • Levi P. Morton22nd Vice President of the United States
  • Levi StraussAmerican inventor of blue jeans
  • Levi JohnstonAmerican actor and former fiance of Bristol Palin
  • Levi Matthew Jonesbassist in American band The Tide
  • Levi Addison AultCanadian/American businessman
  • Levi BooneAmerican politician and mayor of Chicago
  • Levi CelerioFilipino composer and lyricist
  • Levi CoffinAmerican educator and abolitionist
  • Levi EshkolIsraeli politician
  • Levi LeipheimerAmerican professional road bicycle racer
  • Levi LeiterAmerican businessman
  • Levi LincolnSr., American revolutionary and statesman
  • Levi LincolnJr., American lawyer and politician
  • Levi LindCanadian ice hockey player
  • Levi PorterEnglish footballer
  • Levi RomeroVenezuelan baseball player
  • Levi SeacerJr., American musician
  • Levi StubbsAmerican singer
  • "Lebanon" Levi King StoltzfusAmerican reality TV personality of "Amish Mafia"
  • Levi WoodburyAmerican politician
  • Levi Yitzchak of BerditchevRabbi and Hasidic leader
  • Levi Bentonsinger of American metal band MissTeague
  • Levi Sandersson of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Levi Hank GilbertAdler (b. 2004), Son of actress Sara Gilbert and Allison Adler
  • Levi Alves McConaughey (b. 2008)Son of Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey
  • Levi Harper Ford (b. 2009)son of actress Holly Brisley and Paul Ford
  • Levi James Crow (b. 2010)Son of singer Sheryl Crow
  • Levi Money (b. 2012)son of actors Emme Rylan and Don Money
  • Levi Ritchie (b. 2014)son of director Guy Ritchie and model Jacqui Ainsley
  • Levi Teague Morales (b. 2015)son of Youtubers Oscar Morales & Kyra Sivertson
  • Levi Aaron Cooperman (b. 2016)son of actress Anna Silk and Seth Cooperman
  • Levi William Johnson (b. 2016)son of American singer and actress Alex Murrel
  • Levi Blaze Henriques (b. 2017)son of rapper Sean Paul
  • Taylor Levi Estevez (b. 1984)son of actor Emilio Estevez and model Carey Salley
  • Jackson Levi Duggar (b. 2004)15th child of reality TV's Duggar family
  • Zachary LeviAmerican actor

Levi in Pop Culture

  • Levi StraussAmerican jeans and clothing line
  • Levi GorringeLawyer in The Damnation of Theron Ware (1896)
  • Lance Corporal Levi Ackermancharacter in anime "Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin"
  • Levi Stewartcharacter in "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
  • Levinickname of Mike Warren on TV's "Graceland"
  • Levicharacter in the "Soul Screamers" series by Rachel Vincent
  • Commercial for Levisong by band 'Placebo'

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