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This name is pronounced LEE-an-der.
Tbird  7/30/2005
It's also pronounced lee-AN-der. [noted -ed]
Aqua  11/21/2006
A tennis player from India and winner of 2 Grand Slams in 1999 along with a bronze in the 1996 Olympics, Leander Paes, bears this name.
bean  6/11/2006
I think this sounds more like a girl's name. I created a character (girl) named Leander, and her nickname is Linder.
stormy_lovegood  8/12/2006
Generally I don't think Mythology names should be used much for children, but this is one of the few Mythology names that I think would still be alright for to name your child these days. It just works so nicely. It has such nice pronunciation and spelling.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2007
In my opinion, this BOY name has become WAAAY too common in Norway.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2008
This is one of my favorite boys' names. I really like the nickname Lee. I love the meaning, and the mythological story. It's not at all common here in America and so lovely.
― Anonymous User  3/29/2008
I like it a lot; it's an incredibly strong name for a boy, and it's not at all common in the US, where I live. I can imagine that it's a really great name for a boy to grow up with. I also like the nickname Lee for it.
magicalhannah7  3/17/2009
Wow, it even has a sort of feline sound. A bit too yowly for my tastes. Oleander just sounds so much more mysterious.
Wilted  6/14/2009
Beautiful handsome name that sounds noble and sexy at the same time. It was quite popular in the late 19th century - maybe it's time for a revival?
SandSea  3/12/2010
Anonymous personage commenting that this name isn't suitable for children: if not for children, who else will take it? Some names may seem odd on a four-year-old, but it's better than having a kiddie name when you're forty.
neurolempicka  5/8/2010
Cool. Awesome meaning as well.
Chrila96  12/12/2010
Great! It's popular in Norway, and it's way better than the similar looking Leonard (which I recently discovered is NOT pronounced lee-O-nahrd). In addition, it carries mythological associations! Fantastic! Plus I like oleanders, which are unfortunately poisonous. Haha, great name!
Bazinga  12/21/2011
Great name! This name is also used in Belgium.
Thalia  1/8/2014
I was named Leander, after the Greek legend. I am really glad that I can use this name, because for me it sounds so powerful and good. Leander means lion man too, btw. But sometimes it's a pain because 97% of people haven't heard this name before and I need to say it 3-4 times when I meet someone :')
Leander  3/25/2018

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