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.
Leander has 1 feminine form: Leandra.Kreatif forms: Laleander, Leanden, Leanderla. [more]
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)
Presented below is the baby name statistics of Leander for boys. Leander reached its highest position of #441 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Leander and associated names. Popular varying forms of Leander are Leo (#97 the previous year), Lee (#701) and Leandro (#784). These forms of Leander were popular as birth names during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.61%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.35%, down 42%), with the forms Lee and Leander becoming less fashionable. Leo and Leandro are two of the more trendy birth names among these, and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Leo.
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Leander▼ is alike in pronunciation to Lander, Landor, Leondre and Linder. Other recommended similar baby 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 and Zander▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leander.