LEW

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg
Lion
Image by Kevin Pluck,[1]
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Germanic name element, perhaps related to LEO or LYD

Ancient Germanic

*lewa(n)- = uncertain meaning [2]

Old High German

lewo = 'lion' [3] [4] [5]
leo = 'lion' [6] [4]

Old Saxon

leo = 'lion' [6]

Old Norse

leó = 'lion' [7]
león = 'lion' [7]
ljón = 'lion' [7]

Related Names

See Leo

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
EY see Ljóney (Norse)
FRID see Leofred (German)
HARD see Leonhard (German)
NOR see Leonor (Norse)

First Element Forms

Le-
Len- Lenn-
Leo- Leon-
Leun-
Levn-
Ljón-

Last Element Forms

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Kevin Pluck, source & license
  2. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dr. Ernst Förstemann: Altdeutsches namenbuch (1856)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)