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

Lists containing Leon

Most Famous People Named Leon

knight in Arthurian legends
American actor/comedian
a character on TV's "NCIS"
former U.S. Secretary of Defense
character played by JB Smoove on "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
character who impersonated Michael Jackson (voiced by the real Michael Jackson)
Russian revolutionary
character in The Fast and the Furious series
American country music singer of duo Brooks & Dunn
American football player
main character in 1994 film "Léon: The Professional"
American NFL football player
founder of L.L. Bean
American actor
main character in the Resident Evil series
American boxer
American actor
Italian Renaissance man
character in movie "Eloise at the Plaza"
American football player
main character in the series "Birthmarked" by Caragh M. O'Brien
The Ladies Man
a former dragon priest and eligible bachelor in the 3DS game Rune Factory 4
Reborn's pet chameleon in the manga and anime

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Scottish version of John, the Lord is gracious

Names Created Using the Letters in Leon