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Gender: M 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 user-created lists like Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".

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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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Pop Culture References for the name Leviathan

'The Leviathan', the titular name of a whale-like airship in Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan Trilogy.