Meaning and Origin of: Lief

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old Norse : Beloved

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant spelling of Leaf.
  • Dutch (de Lief) : nickname from lief, ‘dear’, ‘beloved’, with the definite article de.
  • Jewish : unexplained, possibly from the Netherlands, with the same etymology as 2.