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The fifth or so king before Leonidas of Sparta was named Leon. That name is the source of the name Leon, Léon, Leo, León, Leonard, Leonidas, Leonid, Leonti and all of their feminine variants and is indeed the source of the name of the provinces in Spain and Mexico, as the Greeks explored and built temples in Spain long before the Romans got there.
-- pirgosleonidas  4/21/2005
Bix Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was a notable jazz cornet player. His real name was Leon Bix Beiderbecke.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
German pronunciation: LAY-on.
Quite popular in Germany.
-- JHK  9/3/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Leon here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
-- _satu_  10/24/2006
Leon means 'lion' in Spanish.
-- idog  11/28/2006
Leon is the name of a mage on StarOcean the Second Story. I like the name so much I'm using it as the name for the main character of a book I'm writing and hoping to get published.
-- Saru  2/22/2007
Also a masculine name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
-- earthnut  7/3/2007
Although it is currently enjoying steady popularity in Scandinavia and in the British Isles, it is actually more popular in Germany than any of those other areas. In the United States, however, it is considered to be in the same category as Elmer, Mortimer, Lester, Irving, and Wilbur in terms of being much less common today than it was a century ago.
-- freeserve.co.uk  10/31/2007
Squall Leonhart, a Final Fantasy character, takes this name this name in the game Kingdom Hearts.
-- Wilted  12/8/2007
Leon is a great name.
-- lani  2/3/2008
Singer Joseph Kelly and Tanja Niethen have a son Leon Kelly, born on 20th January 2004 in Cologne, Germany.
-- Emilie007  7/4/2008
Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 2 and 4 is a famous bearer.
-- Rachelgirl1989  10/21/2008
A well-known and popular character in the Resident Evil franchise goes by this name: Leon S. Kennedy. He's highly skilled in multiple forms of combat and one of the main protagonists who fight against the Albert Wesker and the Umbrella Corp.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2011
Leon is one of the modern names in Germany that I find do unnervingly ungraceful and uninspired, but I've found out that this impression only refers to the German pronunciation of Leon and that in fact, I love the spelling of it. Since I know how Leon is pronounced in England etc. I love the English version. It's somehow gracious and strong at the same time. Very 19th century, in my opinion.
-- LoQuiero  12/21/2008
I like this name. It sounds more complete than Leo, and is a nice old-fashioned choice without looking too dated. However, I hate how this website calls it a Jewish name, because it is not.
-- bananarama  7/5/2009
Also a popular boys name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
-- goricar  11/13/2009
I love it. A short name, but so beautiful, much better than Leo, Leonard or Leonardo. I pronounce it LEH-ohn or LAY-ohn.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2010
There is a rock band called Kings of Leon.
-- Anonymous User  5/15/2011
The English pronunciation is LEE-ahn or LEE-ən (not lee-AHN)
-- Kate  6/3/2011
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was an Italian architect, sculptor, painter and writer, the most important art theorist of the Renaissance.
-- Anonymous User  7/5/2011
I always think of lion from Wizard of Oz. Not a name I would pick for my own kid.
-- GibsonGirl  8/21/2011
Leon is a strong name that manages to sound both ancient and modern. To me, it has a very different sound to, and a more masculine feel that, its cognate Leo, and I like the fact that it works across all European languages. Leon used to be a fairly unusual name but it is climbing in popularity. However popular it becomes, it will always be classic – a name suggesting a big heart, pride, loyalty and fighting spirit.
-- Anonymous User  6/18/2012
Leon Powalski is a member of Team Star Wolf in the Star Fox games.
-- dwayne1996  7/15/2012
Leon Ivey Jr., better know by his stage name, Coolio is a rapper most famous for his hit song Gangster's Paradise.
-- lovewn  10/21/2012
I like this name, but Leon in Spanish (pronounced lay-ohn) means lion. Which actually, isn't that bad ;)
-- Anonymous User  2/1/2013

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