What does Leon mean?
Leon /leon/ as a boys' name is pronounced LEE-ahn. It is of Greek origin. Variant of Leo. The lion is a central figure in the art and religious symbolism of many different cultures, usually meaning kingliness, grandeur, and courage. See also Lionel. Author Leon Uris.
(male) Lelon, Leyon, ..
(female) Lele, Lelen, ..
How popular is Leon?
Leon is a very prominent first name for males (#162 out of 1220, Top 13%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#483 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Leon for boys. Leon reached its apex position of #76 in the U.S. in the 1920s, and is at #321 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Lee (#701 from recent data), Leo (#97), Leonard (#662), Leonel (#430), Lev (#1493), Lionel (#660) and Napoleon are the prominent related forms of Leon (#321 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Leon reached its most widespread a century ago (adoption of 1.41%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.36%, down 74.2%), with versions like Napoleon becoming less trendy. Leo has generally been the top pick of parents, though Leonel has become popular as well.
Leon▼ is pronounced similarly to Laine, Lane▲, Layne▲, Len, Lenn, Lin, Linn, Lon▼, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn, Lyn and Lynn▼. Other suggested similar names are Adon, Aeron, Aeson, Alon, Amon, Aron▲, Bevon, Bron, Con, Dejon, Delon, Deon, Deron, Devon▼, Deyon, Dion, Edon, Ekon, Eon, Huon, Ion, Jeron, Jevon▼, Jon▼, Keon, Kleon, Ladon, Lajon, Lakon, Lavon, Le, Lebron, Lech, Ledon, Leedon, Leif▲, Lem▼, Lemond, Lenny, Leroi, Leron, Les, Levin, Levon, Levy, Lex, Leyton, Liron, Long, Lot, Lou▼, Nevon, Odon, Rion, Ron▼, Seton, Syon, Teron, Ton, Toon, Zenon and Zion▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leon.