Leif

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Younger form of Leifr [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

See Leifr

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Leif
Genitive: Leifs
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Leif
Genitive: Leifin
Partitive: Leifiä
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Leif
Accusative: Leif
Dative: Leif
Genitive: Leifs
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Leif
Genitive: Leifs
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Leif
Genitive: Leifs

Name Days

Norway Norway

9 October

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

30 June

Sweden Sweden

30 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Leif Gustav Willy Persson (born 12 March 1945), Swedish criminologist and novelist
  • Leif Rantala (26 December 1947 – 8 January 2015), Finland-Swedish linguist

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
0 2 36795 66164
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 15554 n.a.
Norway Norway[8]
0 n.a. 13093 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
0 0 10 15
Finland Finland[10]
0 0 n.a. 4710
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Leif(m) Sources: [6][7][8][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Leif(m) Sources: [11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Leif(m)

Sources: [6] [7] [8] [10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. details see Name Statistic tables