Name: Levin

Origin and Meaning of the Name Levin

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  • Meaning:
    Dear friend
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    (LEV in); (LIV in)
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    English and Russian speaking countries
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    A Russian surname deriving from the given name Lev. Like Levina it was adopted by a large number of Russian Jews, particularly those descended from the Levites. It was never as popular as a given name as Levina.
    Levin has also been used as a Christian name as late as the 17th century. Transferred use of the surname, it comes from the common Old English name Leofwin meaning "dear friend."

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