Leif

Leif - A very unique male name



  Dec 12,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leif, meaning heir, descendant, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1915 on position #1230. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leif and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leif? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Leif. The baby boy name Leif was given to 107 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1156 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 15,337 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leif peaked in popularity 40 years ago in 1979 on position 675.



Famous with this name

Leif G.W. Persson
Leif Holt
Leif Holt


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Leif is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leif is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #415 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,939.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Leif is where you live.


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Leif origin and meaning

Leif is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means heir, descendant. To see famous people named Leif, pop culture references for the name Leif and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Leif

We've found the following names that sound similar to Leif, sorted by popularity.

Levi / Lupe / Levy / Lipa / Lev / Leib / Luby / Levie / Love / Leiby /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121156
20111095
20101143
20091170
20081330
20071387
20061323
20051139
20041328
20031265
20021444
20011246
20001254
19991314
19981555
19971438
19961336
19951402
19941372
19931598
19921552
19911164
19901421
19891699
19881037
19871062
19861016
1985978
1984856
1983758
1982700
1981735
1980720
1979675
1978830
19771077
1976908
1975767
1974809
1973858
1972775
1971786
1970676
1969714
1968759
1967793
1966853
1965808
1964865
1963848
1962928
1961841
1960885
19591005
1958999
19571042
19561280
19551496
19541368
19531049
19521274
19501173
19491320
19431348
19311694
19291755
19261842
19191212
19171715
19161679
19151230

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota415
Washington438
Utah515
Colorado515
Wisconsin562
Oregon585
Kentucky593
Georgia1016
Illinois1029
New York1179
California1250
Texas1939

Even more about Leif


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Leif a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Leif?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1979
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Leif
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 15,337
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1915
2012 births +107

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