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Gender: M Meaning of Leon: "lion" Origin of Leon: Greek variation of Leo Leon's Popularity in 2013: #325

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Leon is one of the leonine names that is extremely hot in Europe right now--it's Number 6 in Germany, Number 33 in Sweden and Number 54 in Scotland. And though it peaked here in the 1920s, it is slowly making its way back, now at Number 325, and it could climb further with parents wanting a more serious and studious alternative to Leo.

Russian Marxist Revolutionary Lev Davidovich Bronstein is known to history as Leon Trotsky, Leon (LAY-on) has been the name of three French prime ministers and is currently in the news via Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Leon Russell is a respected singer-songrwriter-- and Brad and Angelina did use Leon for their twin son Knox's middle name.

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Famous People Named Leon

Leon Thomas (born 1993), American actor
Leon Spinks, American boxer
Leon "Kix" Brooks, American singer
Leon Williams, American football player
Leon Hall, American football player
Leon Washington, American football player
Leon Frierson, former cast member on Nickelodeon's All That
Leon Preston Robinson IV, American actor
Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, son of actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt; twin of Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt

Pop Culture References for the Name Leon

Kings of Leon - American Rock Band
Leon Black, character played by JB Smoove on The Larry David Show
Leon Scott Kennedy, a main character in the Resident Evil series
Leon Vance, a character in the US show NCIS
Leon, prince of fictional country Kushin in "Eloise"
Johnny Strong played Leon in The fast and the furious
'Leon: The Professional' is a 1994 Movie
Sir Leon is a knight in the TV show Merlin and features in other Arthurian legends
Leon Grey is a main character in the series "Birthmarked" by Caragh M. O'Brien
Leon, Reborn's pet chameleon in the manga and anime, 'Katekyo Hitman Reborn!'

Leonas, Leondris, Leonek, Leonetti, Leoni, Leonidas, Leonirez, Leonizio, Leonon, Leons, Leontes, Leontios, Leontrae, Lioni, Lionisio, Lionni, Liutas

Leon's International Variations

Léonce, Léon (French) Leo (German) Leonzio, Leone (Italian) Leonid (Russian) Leonti, Leos (Slavic) Leoncio (Spanish)