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What does Lon mean?

Lon Pronunciation of Lon as a name for boys is an Old German and Latin name, 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 form of Alphonse. Lon is also a form of Lawrence (Latin). Lon is also used as a form of Lonnie (Old German), and a form of Lunn (Irish, Gaelic).


ASSOCIATED WITH battle (war), strong, warlike (fierce)


VARIANTS Lonne, Lonn

RELATIONS VIA ALONZO, LAWRENCE, LONNIE, LUNN Lars, Lenci, Lonell, Lonny, Lorant, Loren, Lorenc, Lorens, Lorenz, Lorin, Lorry



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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)

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, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lon name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Lon are Alonzo (#472 A YEAR AGO), Lawrence (#498), Lonnie (#1679), Lars (#1756), Loren (#1988), Lonny, Lorenz and Lorin. Adoption of these relations of Lon was common a century ago (MEDIAN #868) and has become significantly diminished since (#1599, 89.2% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Lonnie becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lon, Alonzo, Lars, Lawrence, Lonnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lonny, Loren, Lorenz, 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 Laine, Lane, Layne, Len, Lenn, Leon, Leone, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lyn, Lynn and Lyon. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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