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Lev or LEV may refer to:


Lev is a male first name and sometimes last name of Slavic origin, which translates as "lion". It is also a common Israeli surname and uncommon female first name which translates as "heart" (לב) in Hebrew. The name also appears in the forms Liev, Lyev, Leo and Leon. People with this name include:

  • Lev Alburt (born 1945), chess Grandmaster and chess writer
  • Leo I of Halych (Lev Danylovych)
  • Lev Grossman (born 1969), American novelist and journalist
  • Lev Gumilev (1912–1992), Soviet historian, ethnologist and anthropologist
  • Lev Hakak, Israeli-American academic, novelist, poet.
  • Lev Kamenev (1883–1936), Bolshevik revolutionary and a prominent Soviet politician
  • Lev Kuleshov (1899–1970), Soviet filmmaker and film theorist
  • Lev Landau (1908–1968), prominent Soviet physicist
  • Lev Leviev (born 1956), Soviet-born Israeli businessman, philanthropist and investor
  • Lev Sedov (1906–1938), son of the Russian Communist leader Leon Trotsky and his second wife Natalia Sedova
  • Lev Shatilo (born 1962), retired javelin thrower from the Soviet Union
  • Lev L. Spiro, American television and film director
  • Liev Schrieber, American actor
  • Lev Tolstoy, Russian author often translated as Leo Tolstoy
  • Lev Trotsky (Liev Davidovitch Bronstein), Russian economist and revolutionary often translated as Leon Trotsky
  • Lev Vainshtein (1916–2004), Soviet world champion and Olympic bronze medalist in shooting
  • Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934), Russian psychologist
  • Lev Yashin (1929–1990), nicknamed as "The Black Spider", a Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper
  • Lev Yilmaz (born 1973), San Francisco based independent film maker, artist and publisher


Other uses[edit]

  • Bulgarian lev, the currency of Bulgaria
  • HC Lev Praha, a professional ice hockey team in the Czech Republic
  • Laborious Extra-Orbital Vehicle, a mecha from the video game Zone of the Enders
  • Lay eucharistic visitor, an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion approved by a church (usually Episcopalian or Lutheran) to bring Communion to the homebound
  • LEV (cable system), submarine cable system linking countries in the eastern Mediterranean
  • Lev (political party), a now-defunct political party in Israel
  • Lev LaOlim, a political party in Israel aimed at new immigrants from Central Asia (the name means "A Heart for the Immigrants')
  • Leviticus, the third book of the Hebrew Bible and the Torah
  • Libreria Editrice Vaticana, the Vatican Publishing House
  • Light electric vehicle, an electric bicycle
  • Local exhaust ventilation, the process of "changing" or replacing air in any space to provide high indoor air quality (i.e. to control temperature, replenish oxygen, or remove moisture, odors, smoke, heat, dust, airborne bacteria, and carbon dioxide)
  • Low emission vehicle, a motor vehicle that emits relatively low levels of motor vehicle emissions. The term may be used in a general sense, but in some countries it is defined in air quality statutes
  • Lunar Excursion Vehicle, an early name for the Apollo Lunar Module

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