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The LEVI surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 6,569 4915 0.002 24
United States (1880 census) 3,989 1544 0.008 80
Change since 1880 +2580 -3371 -0.006 -56
Other Countries
Australia 335 4707 0.002 20
United Kingdom 427 9925 0.001 9
Top States for LEVI by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 830 3768 0.002 25
New York 804 2434 0.004 42
Florida 517 4085 0.003 32
Illinois 353 3819 0.003 28
Texas 297 6720 0.001 14
Top States for LEVI by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 40 2863 0.006 62
Alaska 39 2340 0.006 62
Washington DC 28 2261 0.005 49
New York 804 2434 0.004 42
Maryland 201 3102 0.004 38


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called LEVI live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called LEVI represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called LEVI in California than any other state, but you are more likely to find a LEVI by picking someone at random in North Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of LEVI

Language of origin: Hebrew

Religious origin: Jewish

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the LEVI surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of LEVI in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 193 2.94
Native American/Alaskan 166 2.53
Mixed Race 158 2.41
White (Hispanic) 148 2.25
White (Caucasian) 4,743 72.2
Black/African American 1,161 17.67

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the LEVI surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of LEVI in historical publications

LEVI. This personal name seems to be the common source of Levy, Levej, Levison, Leeves, &c.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to LEVI

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as LEVI.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for LEVI

The following words are slight variants of LEVI that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.