Leif

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See also: leif and léif

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Old Norse Leifr (relic", "inheritor).

Proper noun[edit]

Leif

  1. a male given name from the Germanic languages

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.

Luxembourgish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German līf, from Old High German *līf, northern variant of līb, from Proto-Germanic *lībą. Cognate with German Leib, Dutch lijf, West Frisian liif, English life, Icelandic líf. The form Leif has the vowel of the older dative and plural, while the variant Läif continues the nominative and accusative singular.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lai̯f/, [lɑɪ̯f]

Noun[edit]

Leif m (plural Leiwer)

  1. body

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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
  • [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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Leif c (genitive Leifs)

  1. a male given name

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 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.