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Leander

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Greek
"lion-man"

Leander Origin and Meaning

The name Leander is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "lion-man".
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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Leander Popularity

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20 Names Similar to Leander

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Lists containing Leander

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Famous People Named Leander

  • Saint LeanderBishop of Seville, circa 534,600, was instrumental in converting the Visigothic kings of Spain and Portugal
  • Leander Starr Jameson1st Baronet, 10th Prime Minister of the Cape Colony
  • Leander "Lee" AdamsVice journalist and documentary maker
  • Leander Adrian PaesIndian tennis player
  • Leander DendonckerBelgian footballer
  • Leander Henry PerezAmerican judge and politician from Louisiana
  • Leander BabcockUS Congressman from New York
  • Leander Martin CoxUS Congressman from Kentucky
  • Leander James McCormickAmerican inventor and businessman
  • Leander Hamilton McCormickAmerican inventor; son of the above
  • Leander JordanAmerican NFL player
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Leander in Pop Culture

  • LeanderGreek mythological figure who swam across the strait of Abydos to visit his lover Hero and was drowned one stormy night when he lost his way
  • Daphne and Amy Leandercharacters in Lauren DeStefano's "The Internment Chronicles"
  • Leanderpenniless and unworthy idealist posing as a nobleman in the Spanish comedy "Los intereses creados" (1908) by Jacinto Benavente
  • Leander Sydnorcharacter on the HBO drama The Wire
  • Leander Cephas Whitlockcharacter on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire"
  • Leander Clubfounded in 1818, is one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world, and the oldest non,academic club.
  • LeanderTexas
  • LeanderDanish baby and children's furniture company
  • The Leander class was a class of eight light cruisers built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s that saw service in World War II.
  • Leander HolmesCharlotte's uncle in the Charlotte Holmes novels by Brittany Cavallaro
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