How To Spell Leif?

Correct spelling: Leif

What does the abbreviation Leif mean?


heir; loved
Leif as a boy's name is pronounced life, layf, leef. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Leif is "heir; loved". According to Norse legend, the Viking Leif Eriksson landed his longboat on American shores some 500 years before Columbus arrived.

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What are the rhymes for Leif?

  1. grief, neef, keeffe, rief, sheaf, fief, seif, reef, brief, chief, leaf, naef, beef, reif, thief, keefe, lief;
  2. massif, relief, belief, matif, o'keeffe, motif, debrief, o'keefe, saif, sharif;
  3. disbelief;