Last name origins & meanings:
- German (Löwe): from Middle High German
lēwe, löuwe ‘lion’, hence a nickname for a brave
or regal person. In some cases the surname may have been a
habitational name, from a house distinguished by the sign of a lion.
The surname in the sense ‘lion’ is also found in Dutch, Swedish, and
- Jewish (Ashkenazic; Löwe): ornamental name
from German Löwe ‘lion’. Compare Lowe.
(western Ashkenazic): variant of Levy.
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