"hero or fable"

Legend Origin and Meaning

The name Legend is a boy's name of English origin meaning "hero or fable".

Legend joins cousins Story, Saga and Fable in the baby name pantheon of narrative words. Unlike Story and Fable, however, Legend comes with additional weight, being used for fame ("living legend") and to denote a person who is fantastic "what a legend"). Who can live up to that?

Legend entered the US Top 1000 in 2010 for the first time, perhaps in connection popular singer John Legend, and is now on the brink of breaking into the Top 100.

# 145 in the US

Legend Rank in US Top 1000

# 813 on Nameberry

Legend Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Legend Popularity

Famous People Named Legend

  • Legend Burkman (b. 2012)son of mixed martial artist Josh Burkman
  • John LegendAmerican R&B singer
  • Legend Glover (b. 2016)son of Donald Glover
  • Legend White (b. 2019)son of youtuber and singer Queen Naija

Legend in Pop Culture

  • Legend (noun)a traditional epic popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated
  • The Legend of Zeldavideo game series by Nintendo

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