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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 boy names Leonard and Napoleon.

There are 4 feminine forms of Leon: Leanna, Leona, Leonie and Leontyne.


Leon is a very popular first name for males (#162 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#670 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leon for boys (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leon and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leo, Leon, Leonard, Lionel and Napoleon. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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


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