What does Leander mean?
Leander [le-an-der] as a boys' 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.
1 feminine form: Leandra.Creative forms:
(male) Leanden, Luander, ..
(female) Leand, Leanley, .. Middle name pairings:
Leander Brenden (L.B.), ..
How popular is Leander?
Leander is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#29296 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Leander reached its highest position of #443 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1979 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Leander (#1979 the previous year) are Leo (#91 the previous year), Lee (#679), Leandro (#782), Ander (#1322) and Leandre. These forms of Leander were popular as birth names in the 1890s (adoption of 0.8%) and have become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.3%, down 64%), with forms like Leander falling out of fashion. Leandro is the most trendy birth name among these.
Leander▼ is alike in pronunciation to Lander, Landor, Leondre and Linder. Other recommended names are Alcander, Alexander▲, Alkander, Balder, Banner, Brander, Chandler▼, Denver▲, Evander, Granger, Hayder, Heder, Heiner, Isander, Iskander, Jader, Keder, Kenner, Laddey, Landan, Landen, Landers, Landin▼, Landis, Lando, Landon▲, Landry▲, Landyn▲, Lane▲, Lange, Lanier, Lawler, Lawyer, Lazer, Leland, Lendell, Lennerd, Leone, Leonel▲, Leonerd, Lesandro, Lexer, Lindel, Linden, Lynden, Lysander, Nader, Neander, Nikander, Peder, Ranger, Ranier, Rayder, Regner, Reiner, Reinier, Renier, Sander, Saunder, Seager, Sender, Sikander, Tanier, Tanner, Vander, Walder, Werner, Wernher, Xander▲, Ysander (see Isandro) and Zander▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leander.See names in meaning and etymology.