US Popularity:1833
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Wolf; Sky, heaven, god; To shine
Zev is a boy's given name of Hebrew and Greek origin. Zev is closely associated with the Greek name Zeus meaning “to shine,” as well as “heaven,” “sky,” and “god.” Besides these bright meanings, Zev in Hebrew translates to "wolf" and has strong religious connections. The Book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible mentions Benjamin as a "wolf that raveneth," and this is where Zev is thought to originate from. Wolves are symbolic of guardianship and loyalty, making Zev an ideal choice for a new parent seeking to create a close and loyal family bond with their little one.

Zev Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Zev is currently #1515 on The Bump
Boy:Zev is currently #833 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Zev is currently #1833 in U.S. births
Boy:Zev is currently #881 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 71
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Zev, January 2019

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