The name Leander is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "lion-man". Leander and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
From the experts:
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.