|Meaning:||lightning bolt, lion, little beloved|
|Related Names:||Lavina, Lavinia, Levana, Levi, Levin, Levinia, Levinson, Vina|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
Levina may be either a given name or a surname.
As a given name, Levina may derive from an Old English or Latin term for "lightning bolt." It may also come from a Latin term that means "lion." Levina, or Levinia, can also be a Spanish name, with the meaning cited as "little beloved one."
As a surname, Levina comes from the Ashkenazic Jewish tradition, and is the Russian variation of the name Levin. Jewish surnames that involve the prefix "Levi-" represent the tribe of Levi, the priestly tribe. Usage as a first name may have become popular among Jewish families who married out of the Levi name, but who still sought to retain an affiliation with the tribe of Levi.
Levina is not currently a popular name in the United States. It was popular in the late 19th century, and appeared on the top 1000 chart between the years 1880 and 1883, but has not reappeared since.
The variation Lavinia was more popular, staying on the top 1000 chart until 1929, and but the height of popularity was still in the late 19th century.
Levina is a popular name in Australia, ranking 683rd in 2002.
According to WhitePages.com, Levina is the 42,934th most common surname in the United States. The highest concentration of people with the surname Levina is in New York, followed by California and Illinois.
- There were 4 people with the surname Levina who fought in the Civil War, all of them on the Confederate side.
- Levina, style of magnetic bracelet
- Levina Baker Hill: artist (born 1862)
- Levina Teerlinc: Flemish miniaturist, served as the royal painter to Henry VIII (born 1510)
- Julia Isabella Levina (Lady) Gordon: British artist (born 1772)
- Anna Levina: chess player
- Zara Levina: Russian pianist and composer (born February 5, 1906)
Author: Sarena Emily Levinson
|Meaning||lightning bolt, lion, little beloved +|
|Meaningnc||lightning bolt, lion, little beloved +|
|Origin||Spanish +, and Latin +|
|Rank in 2000s||0 +|
|Related||Lavina +, Lavinia +, Levana +, Levi +, Levin +, Levinia +, Levinson +, and Vina +|