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Origin of the name LEVAN.
Etymology of the name LEVAN.
Meaning of the baby name LEVAN.


LEVAN.  Irish name that may be from Latin Silvanus (q.v.), meaning "from the forest."  Also spelled Levin.

LEVAN, C. Cornwall, 6th cent.
WILLIAM, Abp. York, A.D. 1154 (L.).
    LEVAN or LEVIN is supposed to have been an Irish saint who came to Cornwall.  It is possible that his name may be a corruption of Silvanus; in Carew's "Cornwall," Porthlevan is called the Port of Siluan, and it is significant that in the parish of Burian, his fellow Irish saint, there was a chapel dedicated to S. Siluan.  If so, it is also possible that one of the earliest inscribed stones in S. Just, not far off, bearing the inscription "Sil . . . hic jacet," may mark his tomb.  S. Just is not far from S. Levan, and a Celtic church was named after the founder, and not the saint buried in it.  Of S. Levan no records remain, but plenty of local legend, which is not more untrustworthy than the collections of fables concerning Celtic saints made by biographers in the twelfth century in Ireland and Wales. (The Lives of the Saints, Baring-Gould, 1898).


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