Lev: Full of Heart

Biblical Name Lev means you should love the Lord you God with all your heart...

Hart has emerged as a popular name in recent years, making the Biblical name Lev a perfect for those searching for an equally endearing biblical name. Both are names ares straightforward, and strong, but the spiritual significance behind Lev definitely gives it our seal of approval! (In fact, we even used this name for one of our sons.)

Although it’s not as commonly used as a first name in Israel today, Lev is a prevalent Israeli surname.


Original Language + Form: Hebrew לב

Range of Meanings: Heart

Concept: The Israelites spoke of the heart as the center of a person—the place inside us where thoughts, desires, and emotions originate.

References or Context: One of the most beautiful place we see Lev in the Bible, is in the “Shema” in Deuteronomy 6:5, ” You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart…” The Shema is a daily recitation and even considered to be the most important prayer in Judaism.

No one has covered this word in it’s entirety better than The Bible Project, so be sure to check out their video HERE. Seriously, don’t miss it!

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

Deuteronomy 6:5

If you like the biblical baby name Lev, you will love: Salem

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