Meaning and Origin of: Levi

Levi is of Hebrew origin and means "join" or "unite."
Meaning and Origin of Levi

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : United

What does Levi mean and stand for?

The name Levi is of Hebrew origin and means "join" or "unite." It is believed that Levi derives from the Hebrew word yillaweh, meaning “he will join.”

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Sephardic and Ashkenazic) : see Levy.

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Levi has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2013, and in the top 100 since 2009. It has really jumped the ranks in recent years, breaking the top 20 in 2020.

However, it is the 65th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Levi was at its peak popularity in January 2021.

Of biblical descent, Levi is the name of Leah and Jacob's third son in the Old Testament. It is also Matthew's given name before he became an apostle in the New Testament. In recent years, Levi has gained attention after being chosen as a name by Matthew McConaughey, Sheryl Crow, and Sara Gilbert.

Where is it Popular?

Levi was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames of Levi

  • Lev

Pairs well with these middle names