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Leevi

Leevi or Levi is a Hebrew-origin male first name that means “faithful.” The name has its roots in the Bible, where Levi was the third son of Jacob. In Northern Finland, the name was popularized, especially by Lars Levi Laestadius. Leevi is the Finnish variation of the name, while in many other languages, it appears as Levi. Leevi’s name day is celebrated on August 18th. Starting from 2020, the same day is also recognized as Levi’s name day in the Finnish-Swedish calendar.

Although the name Leevi appeared in the Finnish almanac in 1950, it had been in use long before that. By the end of 2019, there were 12,236 individuals named Leevi in Finland, with the majority born in the 21st century. There were also 832 individuals named Levi.