Gender: Male Meaning of Liev: "heart" Origin of Liev: Yiddish variation of Lev

Liev Origin and Meaning

The name Liev is a boy's name of Yiddish origin meaning "heart".

Liev Schreiber's birth name is Isaac Liev, Liev after his mother's favorite Russia author, Leo Tolstoy. Though Liev is increasing in popularity in the secular world thanks to the actor, it originated as a Yiddish diminutive.

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babymagic Says:


I'm so surprised by these mispronunciations! It seems intuitive.

skraabe Says:


I named my 2 year old Liev as well Patricia. So nice to know he's not the only one! :)

skraabe Says:


l named my son Liev. He just turned 2. I love the name but 95% of people call him Live (as in alive) or Leave. I'm working on educating the public about this name. hahaha. Glad to see I'm not the only one who is using this name Patricia!! I also pronounce it Lee-ev with the accent on lee. It's also a Russian version of Leo/Lev as well as of the Hebrew Lev.

Madelyn Says:


Where did you hear that Liev Schreiber's full name is Lev? I read that it is Isaac Liev Schreiber.

clairels Says:


It's an anagram for Levi, but I like this one so much better.

Patricia Says:


This name is beautiful. Throughout my pregnancy I couldn't get it out of my mind. I grew to absolutely love and adore the name. I named my son Liev. It fits him perfectly. I pronouce it Lee'ev.