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Leander 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 names Cleander and Levander.
Baby names that sound like Leander are Lander, Landor, Landers and Linder.
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Popularity of Leander
Leander is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#23666 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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