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Meaning and Name Origin

Lon \lon\ as a name for boys. Lon's name origins are Spanish, Italian, Latin, Old German, Irish and Gaelic, and the meaning of the name Lon is "from Laurentum; ready for battle; strong, warlike". Lon is a variant of Alonzo (Spanish, Italian): variant of Alphonse (Old German) "ready for battle". Lon is also a form of Lawrence (Latin): Laurentum was a city south of Rome known for its laurel trees. Lon is also used as a form of Lonnie (Old German) and Lunn (Irish, Gaelic).


Lon has 2 variants: Lonn and Lonne.

Lon has 25 more related variations via Alonzo, Lawrence, Lonnie, Lunn: Alonso, Laranz, Larenz, Larry, Lars, Lauren, Lawry, Lenci, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonny, Lorance, Lorant, Loren, Lorenc, Lorence, Lorencz, Lorens, Lorentz, Lorenz, Lorenzo, Lorin, Loritz, Lorrenz and Lorry.


Lon is a somewhat popular first name for men (#800 out of 1220, Top 66%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lon for boys. Lon reached its highest position of #234 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Lon and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Lon rated in the Top 1000 are Lorenzo (#227 a year ago), Lawrence (#462), Larry (#510), Alonzo (#525), Alonso (#708), Lorenz, Lorin, Loren, Lars, Lauren, Lonnie and Lonny. Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1950-1959 and has become significantly less since, with forms such as Larry, Lawrence, Lonny, Loren and Lonnie becoming somewhat outmoded. Alonso (#708) is the most chic baby name here. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alonso, Alonzo, Larry, Lars, Lauren, Lawrence, Lon, Lonnie, Lonny, Loren in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorenz, Lorenzo, Lorin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lon and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lon is alike in pronunciation to Lane, Len, Lenn, Leon, Leone, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lyn, Lynn and Lyon. Other recommended similar baby names are Con, Don, Eon, Ion, Jon, Lem, Lino, Lioni, Long, Lorn, Lot, Lou, Loy, Ron, Ton and Von. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lon.