From a Slavic loanword. Its origin is unrelated to the Hungarian noun levente.
- A male given name, meaning existing.
Diminutive version of Levente is Levi - unrelated to the Jewish first name Levi (also written as Levy), but pronounced similarly -; it is the only officially listed diminutive. Slang nicknames like Lecsó or Leves are also popular amongst the youth.