Levin Family History
Levin Name Meaning
Jewish (mainly from Lithuania and Belarus): Slavicized form of Levy. Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: from the personal name Levin, which was also used by German Christians as a derivative of Liebwin. As a Jewish name it sometimes represents a pet form of western Yiddish ‘lion’ (see Loewe 2). Russian: patronymic of Lëva, a pet form of the personal name Lev + the Russian possessive suffix -in.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press