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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.


Variations

Leon has 5 variants: Leoncio, Leone, Lioni, Lionisio and Lionni.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Leonard and Napoleon.

Leon has 21 more related variations via Leo, Lionel: Lee, Leonel, Leonello, Leontios, Lev, Lion, Lionell, Lionello, Lionelo, Lionnel, Lionnell, Lionnello, Lonell, Lonnell, Lyinell, Lyon, Lyonel, Lyonelo, Lyonnel, Lyonnell and Lyonnello.

Leon has 4 feminine forms: Leanna, Leona, Leonie and Leontyne.


Popularity

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 popularity of Leon for boys. Leon reached its apex position of #77 in the U.S. during the years 1920-1929, and is at #321 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Lee (#701 last year), Leo (#97), Leonard (#662), Leonel (#430), Lionel (#660) and Napoleon are the prominent related forms of Leon (#321 last year). Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.7006%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.447%, down 36.2%), with the versions Lee, Leon, Leonard and Napoleon becoming less trendy. Leo (#97), Leonel (#430) and Lionel (#660) are three of the more fashionable baby names among these, and there is also a resurgence in baby name popularity for Leo and Lionel. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Leon and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo, Leon, Leonard, Leonel, Lionel, Napoleon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo, Leon outside U.S.


Similar Names

Leon is pronounced similarly to Len, Lenn, Lin, Linn, Lon, Lonn, Lunn, Lyn and Lynn. Other suggested similar baby names are Deon, Keon, Ledon, Lem, Lenny, Leron and Levon. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leon.

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