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Origin : Greek variation of Leo
The name Leon is a boy's name of German, Greek origin meaning "lion". Leon is one of the leonine names that is extremely hot in Europe right now. Although it peaked here in the 1920s, it is slowly making its way back, and it could climb further with parents wanting a more serious and studious alternative to Leo. Russian Marxist revolutionary Lev Davidovich Bronstein is known to history as Leon Trotsky. Leon (LAY-on) has been the name of three French prime ministers and was recently in the news via then Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Leon Russell (born Claude) is a respected singer-songwriter, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie used Leon for their son Knox's middle name.
Popularity of name Leon over time
There are 168041 people in the U.S. with the first name Leon, this name was mostly popular in 1924 with popularity 2676 .
Leon is used for both genders.
99.15 percent of people with the first name Leon are man
0.85 percent of people with the first name Leon are woman
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Most Famous People Named Leon