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Pronunciation

liɑn

Origin

English, German, Dutch, Slavic

Meaning

Hailing all the way back to Ancient Greece, and coming from the Greek word for ‘lion’, it is sometimes used interchangeably with Leo in many European languages, but is very much a name of its own! Particularly popular in France and some Slavic countries, it has several past namesakes, including Leon the King of Sparta, and Leon Trotsky, the Russian revolutionary.

Rank in the year 2015

Leon was ranked #592 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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