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Gender: M Origin of Legend: English word name Legend's Popularity in 2016: #311

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. We're not sure it's quite legen -- wait for it -- dary as a name.

Famous People Named Legend

Legend Burkman (b. 2012), son of mixed martial artist Josh Burkman
John Legend, American R&B singer

Pop Culture References for the name Legend

A legend is a story that is possibly true or false
The Legend of Zelda, video game series by Nintendo