Leben Family History
Leben Name Meaning
German: possibly a habitational name from any of the places called Lebehn in eastern Mecklenburg and Pomerania. Dutch: from a pet form of the ancient Germanic personal name Liebrecht (composed of the elements liut ‘people tribe’ + berht ‘bright’). Slovenian: probably a cognate of Leban a nickname for a person with a distinctive forehead derived from archaic leb ‘forehead’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022