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.
Leon▼ has 21 more relations 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. in the 1920s, and is at #321 currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Lee (#701 2 years ago), Leo (#97), Leonard (#662), Leonel (#430), Lionel (#660) and Napoleon are the prominent related forms of Leon (#321 2 years ago). Usage of these relations of Leon 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%). Leo has generally been the top pick of parents, though Lionel has become popular as well, while Lee, Leon, Leonard and Napoleon are now somewhat dated. 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.