In a message dated 1/20/2006 6:55:45 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
According to a Lubavitch website www.lchaimweekly.org/lchaim/5753/279.htm
the father of the former Lubavitcher Rebbe whose name was Levi was
affectionately known as "Leivik", so this is an affectionate name for Levi,
which is a Hebrew name. Levi was one of the sons of Jacob in Genesis.
==Indeed, Leivik could well be a Yiddish diminutive for someone named Levi
in Hebrew. However, we were told "His English name is Leo. I believe his
Yiddish name may have been Leibl." Both these names are associated with the
Hebrew name Yehuda; neither is connected with Levi.
Michael Bernet, New York