Gender Masculine
Scripts Λέανδρος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. lee-AN-dər(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek name Λέανδρος (Leandros), derived from λέων (leon) meaning "lion" and ἀνήρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ἀνδρός). 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

Other Languages & CulturesLéandre(French) Leandro(Italian) Leandro(Portuguese) Leandro(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Austria: March 13
Denmark: February 27
Poland: February 27


Entry updated May 29, 2020