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SOURCE: Given Name
OTHER FORMS: Lefman, Leofman, Leoghman, Leofmann, Leoghmann, Lefmann
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 6/9/2016
Meaning & History
English: from the Middle English personal name Lefman
, Old English Leofman
, composed of the elements leof
‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + mann
‘man’, ‘person’. This came to be used as a nickname for a lover or sweetheart, from Middle English lem(m)an
. There is no connection with the word denoting the citrus fruit (which is of Persian origin).
Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Lamont