Last name origins & meanings:
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name
Leyb, meaning ‘lion’, traditional Yiddish translation
equivalent of the Hebrew name Yehuda (Judah), with reference to
the Old Testament description of Judah as ‘a lion’s whelp’ (Genesis
- French (Alsace): from a Germanic personal name
Leibo (from an earlier form Laibo), the element
laib- being related to Gothic laiba ‘remnant’, Old High
German leipa ‘relic’, ‘memento (of a family)’.
spelling of German Lieb.
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