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Leon meaning and name origin
Leon \leon\ as a boy's 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 5 variant forms: Leoncio, Leone, Lioni, Lionisio and Lionni.
For more information, see also related names Leonard and Napoleon. Baby names that sound like Leon are Lon, Lenn, Len, Lyon and Lion.
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Popularity of Leon
Leon is a very popular first name for men (#162 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#670 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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