LEANDER
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Λεανδρος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: lee-AN-dər (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek Λεανδρος (Leandros) which means "lion of a man" from Greek λεων (leon) "lion" and ανδρος (andros) "of a man". In Greek legend Leander was the lover of Hero. Every night he swam across the Hellespont to meet her, but on one occasion he was drowned when a storm arose. When Hero saw his dead body she threw herself into the waters and perished.
Related Names
VARIANT: Leandros
OTHER LANGUAGES: Léandre (French), Leandro (Italian), Leandro (Portuguese), Leandro (Spanish)
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