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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Leif

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Leif in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Leif:

  • Records indicate that 3,152 boys in the United States have been named Leif since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1979, when 181 people in the U.S. were given the name Leif. Those people are now 41 years old.

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    Comments about the name Leif

    89% Approval Rating
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      8 Positive Comments

  • "Love the American Leif, very strong name ( Viking)" Feb. 3, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 4 , his name is Leif :) (leaf)I absolutely love the name . It is a strong Viking name , I've met 1other lil boy by the same name . It took me by surprise because it is so uncommon. Most people pronounce it incorrectly ." Sep. 3, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is a Norse named that is properly pronounced "Lay-f". Before you go around calling people an idiot, perhaps you should consider the fact that maybe you are ignorant." Oct. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lief (25) is the way I spell my name. It was never teased or anything. Now when I meet people they like how different it is. I love these type of things that set me apart since I'm in the arts industry. I only ever met one other "leaf"." Sep. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Leif and I like it (pronounce it "Leaf"). Tough growing up, but paid off. Hard name to convey sometimes though, especially over the phone." Aug. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "lol...My name is Leif, an im a girl. i adore and cherish it." Aug. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Leif. Everyone likes the sound of hs name." Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 28 years old and have only met one other "Leif"." Feb. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I can't believe this is a name. Anyone who's called "Life" needs parents who need to get a "life" Jan. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      5 Neutral Comments

  • "I want to name my child Leif - thankful for these comments. I think it?s beautiful" Sep. 23, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "That iisnhgt would have saved us a lot of effort early on." Dec. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My father's name is Leif. I gave it to my son a a middle name. It is not pronounced "leaf" nor "life" it is pronounced "lafe"" May. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its not even said like 'life'. My brothers name is LEIF and it is said like 'leaf' ... =)" Feb. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its not even said like 'life'. My brothers name is LEIF and it is said like 'leaf' idoit." Feb. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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