What does Lon mean?
Lon /lon/ as a name for boys. Lon's name origins are Old German and Latin, and the meaning of the name Lon is "ready for battle; from Laurentum; strong, warlike". Lon is a variant form of Alonzo (Old German): Italian and Spanish transcription of Alphonse. Lon is also a form of Lawrence (Latin). Lon is also used as a form of Lonnie (Old German) and Lunn (Irish, Gaelic).
(male) Lann, Llon, ..
(female) Llen, Lond, ..
How popular is Lon?
Lon is a somewhat popular first name for men (#800 out of 1220, Top 66%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#60390 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name history of Lon for boys. Lon reached its highest position of #234 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Prominent related forms of Lon are Lawrence (#462 a year ago), Alonzo (#525), Lonnie (#1401), Lars (#1822), Loren (#1921), Lorin, Lorenz and Lonny. Adoption of these relations of Lon was common a century ago (median #868) and has become significantly diminished since (#1570, 89.8% less usage), with forms such as Lonnie becoming somewhat outmoded.
Lon▼ is alike in pronunciation to Laine, Lane▲, Layne▲, Len, Lenn, Leon▼, Leone, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lyn, Lynn▼ and Lyon. Other recommended names are Con, Don▼, Eon, Ion, Jon▼, Long, Lorn, Lot, Lou▼, Loy, Ron▼, Ton and Von. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lon.