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Gender: Male Pronunciation: luh-VYE-ath-uhn Meaning of Leviathan: "twisted, coiled; in modern Hebrew - whale" Origin of Leviathan: Hebrew

The name Leviathan is a boy's name of Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning "twisted, coiled; in modern Hebrew - whale". Leviathan and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "New: Movie Title Family Name Game!".

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Leviathan was a name given to 24 boys in the USA in 2014. It makes a rather unusual Biblical choice, being the name not of a man or angel, but of a sea monster. In literature and popular culture, the term Leviathan has since come to be used as a synonym for any gargantuan, monstrous creature or object (think of the bag in VEEP).

Before this meaning turns parents-to-be off, the term leviathan in modern Hebrew simply means whale, making this a great choice for parents looking for an unusual nature name.

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AlexAmes Says:

2018-03-11T01:07:51

All I can think of is black goo from Supernatural. Why not just name them Levi or Johnathan, much better than the mouthful for Leviathan. I'd feel bad for a kid named this...

sometimeschessie Says:

2016-07-04T20:35:22

I can't help but think this is like naming a person Tyrannasaur.

ElsaAnne Says:

2016-03-29T18:11:57

I agree with the other comments; this is dark but still very appealing.

katinka Says:

2016-03-01T10:02:31

Sounds more than a little dark (it's a sea monster in the Bible and the name of an incredibly bleak - though awesome - 2014 Russian film), but I can see the appeal. It's quirky and unusual but has familiar sounds, and Levi would be an on-trend nickname possibility.

nilaexplosion Says:

2016-01-19T09:55:31

"Nothing on earth is his equal—a creature without fear. He looks down on all that are haughty; he is king over all that are proud"
I love this name! A giant sea dragon who is powerful and fears none. If names like Leo, Phoenix and Wolf can work I think Leviathan can too. Plus it sounds like Levi and Nathan pushed together.