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Meaning and name origin

Leander \le(an)-der\ as a boy's name is pronounced lee-AN-der. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Leander is "lion man". Greek mythology: Leander swam across the Hellespont to visit his beloved, Hero. Saint Leander (seventh century) was a Spanish saint.

Leander has 11 variant forms: Ander, Leandre, Leandrew, Leandro, Leandros, Leanther, Lee, Leiandros, Leo, Liander and Liandro.

For more information, see also related boy names Cleander and Levander.

There is 1 feminine form of Leander: Leandra.


Leander is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23666 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leander for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leander name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leander outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leander and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leander, Leandro, Lee and Leo. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leander, Leandro, Lee, Leo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leander is also pronounced similarly to Lander, Landor and Linder. Other suggested similar baby names are Landers and Neander. Like Leander, these names are not commonly used.


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