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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.
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).
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