Leon meaning

: Lion

Leon Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \lee-awn\
Number of People 👶 170,000
Rate in 2021 349
Numerology 🔢 10
Name origin 🌍 French
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Leon Name Meaning

 The male name Leon literally means "strong, fierce and brave man", and alludes to the strength of the animal with the same name.

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Leon Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Leon

The male name Leon comes from the Latin "Leo-onis", which in turn comes from the ancient Greek "λέων", a term that refers to the animal lion. The name Leon is believed to come from Roman Christian families, who spread the name thanks to the popularity of various martyrs named Leon.

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The popularity of the name Leon

The name Leon is a common name that has been used all around the globe and mostly in English-speaking countries. Since the year 1880, this name has been used in the United States. Over 170122 boys were given the name Leon in the last 2 centuries. In the year 1913, the given name gained the most popularity as a boy’s name. In that year the usage of the name went up by 120%.

The name has been increasing in popularity and breaking the top 200 for the first time in the year 2020. The given name was also at its peak in 2020, at position 196. Based on a reliable resource, this name was one of the most common names in America. It peaked in the 1920s and is slowly making its way back into the limelight. Lots of famous characters influenced this name’s popularity positively and that’s why this name is a popular one and is considered by a large group of families in the name selection process.


The personality of the name Leon

Here we have the letter analysis of this name,

L is for life, that you live so well

E is for enriching, a quality you share

O is for outlook, pleasing to all

N is for natural, the genuine side of you

The true meaning of this name might not be described in just a few words, but this name can have many meanings and secrets behind it. The name Leon is a name that implies a pioneering spirit. If you are named Leon, you are a leader, highly focused, and achievement-oriented. You are also independent and you can make different decisions easily. You can be energetic and confident in the right position. People perceive you as a strong person.


Famous people named Leon

Here we have a list of people named Leon, who have influenced this name positively.

Leon Trotsky was born in the year 1879

Leon Russell was born in the year 1942

Leon Panetta was born in the year 1938

Leon Bridges was born in the year 1989

Diminutives and variations of the name Leon
Among the best-known diminutives of Leon, we find: Leo

The name Leon in other languages
Leon in French: Leon
Leon in English: Leo
Leon in Italian: Leone
Leon in Russian: Lev

Dia del Santo de Leon
Leon is one of the names that have more Holy Days. Normally the saints of Leon are celebrated on November 10 for Saint Leon Magno, although it can also be celebrated on the following dates:

Numerology of the name Leon
According to Numerology, the number associated with the name Leon is 4.

Similar names to the name Leon

You can select similar names to the name Leon as your next babies as Leon’s siblings.

Laarni, Laban, Labhrann, Labhrás, Laboni, Lacey

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Comments on the name Leon
11/30/2023 12:00:56

It's my brother's name & I know he loves it because he a Leo & also because Leo means Lion...go figure :). In ter's of spelling & prnounciation, that really Isn't an issue because the name is easy in that respect.

11/27/2023 07:01:00

I named my new baby rabbit Leon...he's so adorable and cute like the name! Plus as rabbits are small prey animals I think It's cute for him to have a name that means 'lion' or 'lionhearted'.

11/10/2023 13:33:52

My Brother is called Leon and he likes his name, does anyone know what it means though❤️

10/12/2023 16:16:50

I was named Leon - (Lee-on) after my father, then my sister named her'son the'same. I rearly don't think about the name much. i've had people that I have't seen in a long time want to call me Leo, Le'ron or lenny. When I was in my teens this one guy always wanted to call me Lennen for some reason.

09/01/2023 19:16:46

I love this name. Leon is also my boyfriends name. He is so sweet and nice. Very polite too! He treats me like a princess. I love him so much!

08/18/2023 22:18:12

Very popular in Quebec at the present time, but usually considered an old lady's name elsewhere. The city of Florence in Italy is called "Firenze" by the Italians (the Italian form of Florence the girl's name is Fiorenza), and that was where Florence Nightingale was born.

11/30/2022 13:32:20

I love the name Leon, I think It's really unique!!!

11/10/2022 00:41:14

my boyfriends name is Leon and he is so cute, I love his name XD

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Leon FAQs

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Leon?
The origin of the name Leon is French.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Leon?
*️⃣ How many people are named Leon?
Almost 170000 people are named Leon.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Leon?
The names of Layla, Lily, Lyla, Ashley, Leila