Leif

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Leifr (relic", "inheritor). Revived in the 19th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Leif

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 28 018 males with the given name Leif have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.

Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse Leifr. Used in Norway since the Middle Ages.

Proper noun[edit]

Leif

  1. A male given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 14 588 males with the given name Leif living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1920s. Accessed on April 29th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Norwegian Leif, from Old Norse Leifr. First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1852.

Proper noun[edit]

Leif

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 68 292 males with the given name Leif living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.