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Leon Meaning


What does Leon mean?

The name Leon is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Leon is "lion".

Leon is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Lee-on.

The Given Name Leon

Leon is a name with authenticness.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

An appealing name that will rock parents.

Leon falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Leon 'Goose' Goslin, Leon Blum, and Leon Bourgeois.

Leon Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 238 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,595 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 245 in baby name popularity for boys with 1,510 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Leon has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Leon Name Popularity Page.

Leon Related Names

The names Leona, Leonas, Leone, Levon are all forms of Leon.

Leon has the diminutive (nickname) Leo.

Famous Leons

  • Leon 'Goose' Goslin ~ Baseball Player
  • Leon Blum ~ French Prime Minister (1936-1937; 1938; 1946-1947)
  • Leon Bourgeois ~ French Prime Minister (1895-1896), Nobel Prize for Peace 1920
  • Leon Day ~ Baseball Player
  • Leon Faucher ~ French Prime Minister (1851)
  • Leon Gambetta ~ French Prime Minister (1881-1882)
  • Leon Hall ~ Football Player
  • Leon Jouhaux ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1951
  • Leon M. Lederman ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1988
  • Leon N Cooper ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1972

Leon Numerology

What will your new littleLeon be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Leon are often harmonious and diligent but most of all they are read more >>

Leon Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Leon in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Leon.

Just for fun, see the name Leon in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Leon in Nautical Flags page.