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ScriptsΛεανδρος Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.lee-AN-dər English

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Λεανδρος (Leandros), derived from λεων (leon) meaning "lion" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). 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.
Other Languages & CulturesLéandre French Leandro Italian Leandro Portuguese Leandro Spanish


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute