Leander is an almost unknown name with great potential as a possible alternative to the overused Alexander. In Greek legend, Leander was the powerful figure who swam across the Hellespont every night to visit his beloved Hero, a priestess of Venus.
Leander is currently a Top 40 name in Norway; Leandro is the attractive Spanish form, and Leandre is popular in France--it appears in three Moliere plays.
Leander Sydnor was the name of one of the younger police detectives on The Wire.
Lists containing Leander:
- Three-Syllable Baby Names
- Mythological Baby Names for Boys
- Saints' Names For Boys
- 100+ Classic Boys’ Baby Names — below the Top 1000