I highly doubt the claim and I have never heard of such a thing. I'm about 99% sure the website is correct. The "laos" element is an ending in every name I can think of that includes it: Archelaos, Alexilaos, Hermolaos
, and Nikolaos
. The "lea" in Leander
and Leandros coming from "leon" rather than "laos" makes more etymological and structural sense. Edit
: It's 4:30 am and I can't type.
Midnight stands darkly on the road,
and burdened by stars, tumbles down.
You can't step beyond your fence
without trampling the universe.
-"The Steppe" Boris