Name: Levina

Origin and Meaning of the Name Levina

  • Meaning:
    Lion
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    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (lev EEN ah); (LEV een ah)
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    A Russian surname deriving from the name Lev, this was adopted in large numbers by Russian Jews. This was especially popular amongst Jewish people who were thought to be descended from the Levites. It enjoyed some popularity in the Victorian era and the early 20th century before falling mostly into disuse. For most of its history as a first name it has been used solely on females however it is very rarely found as a male name.

    Interestingly, it was used by a large number of non-Russian and non-Jewish immigrants to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is also an Old English term for lightning however it is not believed that the name derives from this term.

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