What does Leon mean?
Leon /leon/ [2 sylls.] 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.
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.more]
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 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)
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)
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.