Meaning and Origin of: Lowenstein

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Löwenstein) : habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) and Swedish (Löwenstein) : ornamental name composed of GermanLöwe ‘lion’ + Stein ‘stone’; in some cases the Jewish name is an ornamental elaboration associated with the personal namesLevi (see Levy) or Lew ‘lion’.