Also used in Albanian:
Also Bosnian: Greek, Russian and Ukrainian:
Also Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Danish:
Also Judeo-Anglo-Norman:
Also a common diminutive of Leonid.
Two fictional characters with the name Leon:
Leon Kuwata from the game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc; he is the Ultimate Baseball Star but wishes to become the Ultimate Musician instead.
And Leon, the Champion of the Galar region from Pokémon Sword and Pokémon shield.
Leon Kuwata from Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.
This name is not French? Sounds like it can also be used in France.
Cool name. Reminds me of Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil.
Also Gascon, Provençal and Languedocian: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
If I used this at all it would be to honor Leon Trotsky. However, I think the name itself sounds very pompous.
Leon is very handsome and attractive, and it has a timeless quality to it. I also like the meaning!
This is my name and I love it so much, I chose it after Leon Kuwata from Danganronpa and after looking up the meaning.
I named my baby boy Leonard (2020). My older son said he is going to call his brother Leon because he likes that name more. I like Leon too it's a nice name. I wouldn't mind if Leonard wanted to go by Leon in the future. For now we all call him Leo which I love the most.
My buddy used to go by Leon. He doesn't anymore, but it's a solid name that'll always have a positive association with it from my friend. :)
Leon Forrest, (January 8, 1937 – November 6, 1997) was a novelist inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.
In ENGLISH, it can ALSO be pronounced /'li:.ən/ (LEE-ən).
The first English male voice for the vocal synthesizer program, VOCALOID, is named LEON.
I definitely prefer Leo. Also, I don’t like the English pronunciation. I prefer the other pronunciations like German.
Leon is the name of the Champion from Pokemon Sword and Shield. His younger brother Hop is one of the game's rivals.
Also Breton:
Also Occitan: (Source: Institut d'études occitanes)
Wow this name just sounds so handsome. I have come to find that a guy with a soft sounding name is more attractive versus a harsh sounding name. This seems like a great name (first or middle) and reminds me of the awesome band Kings of Leon.
Leon is the name of one of the bachelors from Rune Factory 4.
Although Leon is not my name it has to be my favorite name hands down. I love how diverse the name is as there’s really no racial limitations that people place on the name unlike a lot of names. It’s a very strong, simple name but doesn’t sound brash and still sounds beautiful. The name would definitely lose it’s flavor if it became more common, but currently it’s my favorite name.
In 2018, 60 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Leon who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 485th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
I love the name Leon, because it’s my name. Yes Spanish origin and Leon Espino, I know it’s hard to find anyone with a name like that it’s not very common in the United States but in Mexico very common, meaning lion.
I've also heard it pronounced LEE-ONN.
Leon is a character from Fire Emblem Echoes. He's an openly gay archer and he has a crush on Valbar, one of the other male characters.
Leon Lai-ming, BBS, MH is a Chinese-born Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. He is one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. He uses the stage name "Li Ming" or "Lai Ming" which literally means "dawn."
Leon Patitsas is a London-born Greek shipowner, founder and owner of Atlas Maritime.
I like this name and if you like\love it as well and are considering using it for your little guy, some combos I have paired with it that you are more than welcome to take a look at are: Leon Miles
Leon Sebastian
Leon Sawyer
Leon Spencer
Leon Xavier
Leon Parker.
Great combos! They are all very nice.I came up with my own, and I really love it:Leon David Have fun with studying names! :)
Leon Kuwata is a character in the video game/anime Dangan Ronpa.
I like this name, but Leon in Spanish (pronounced lay-ohn) means lion. Which actually, isn't that bad ;)
Leon Ivey Jr., better know by his stage name, Coolio is a rapper most famous for his hit song Gangster's Paradise.
Leon Powalski is a member of Team Star Wolf in the Star Fox games.
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.
I always think of lion from Wizard of Oz. Not a name I would pick for my own kid.
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was an Italian architect, sculptor, painter and writer, the most important art theorist of the Renaissance.
The English pronunciation is LEE-ahn or LEE-ən (not lee-AHN)
There is a rock band called Kings of Leon.
I love it. A short name, but so beautiful, much better than Leo, Leonard or Leonardo. I pronounce it LEH-ohn or LAY-ohn.
Also a popular boys name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
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.
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.
Leon Kennedy from Resident Evil 2 and 4 is a famous bearer.
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.
Singer Joseph Kelly and Tanja Niethen have a son Leon Kelly, born on 20th January 2004 in Cologne, Germany.
Leon is a great name.
Squall Leonhart, a Final Fantasy character, takes this name this name in the game Kingdom Hearts.
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.
Also a masculine name in Slovenia. [noted -ed]
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.
Leon means 'lion' in Spanish.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Leon here:
German pronunciation: LAY-on.
Quite popular in Germany.
Bix Beiderbecke (March 10, 1903 – August 6, 1931) was a notable jazz cornet player. His real name was Leon Bix Beiderbecke.
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.

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