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Gender: M Meaning of Leander: "lion-man" Origin of Leander: Greek

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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."

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Pop Culture References for the Name Leander

Leander, penniless and unworthy idealist posing as a nobleman in the Spanish comedy "Los intereses creados" (1908) by Jacinto Benavente

Ander, Leandres, Leanther, Lee, Leiandros, Leo, Liander, Liandro

Leander's International Variations

Léandre, Léon (French) Leandros (Greek) Leandro (Spanish)