The name Leander is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "lion-man". Leander and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
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.