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Meaning and Name Origin

Leandro \le(a)-nd-ro, lean-dro\ as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of the name Leandro is "lion man". Leandro is a form of Leander (Greek); Greek mythology: Leander swam across the Hellespont to visit his beloved, Hero. Common as a boys' name.


Leandro has 2 variants: Leandrew and Liandro.

Leandro has 8 more alternative forms via Leander: Ander, Leandre, Leandros, Leanther, Lee, Leiandros, Leo and Liander.


Leandro is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1183 out of 1220, Top 97%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#22117 out of 88799, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Leandro for boys. Leandro was first listed in 2005 and reached its top rank of #784 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leandro and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Leandro (#784 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Leander, Lee (#701 a year ago) and Leo (#97). Usage of these boy names was at its peak during 1880-1889 and is now much less, with the forms Leander and Lee becoming less stylish. Leandro (#784) and Leo (#97) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these, with Leo going through a resurgence in usage. (2014 Birth 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

Leandro is pronounced similarly to Landry. Other suggested similar baby names are Leondre and Lesandro. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leandro.