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Gender: Male Origin of Legend: English word name Legend's Popularity in 2018: #217

Legend Origin and Meaning

The name Legend is a boy's name of English origin.

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.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #217

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Comments

TheGirlNextDoor Says:

2019-09-05T16:16:50

I like the name Legend. I would pick this name.

SouthernPeach Says:

2018-10-22T15:30:23

This reminds me of Ingrid Law's character Ledger "Ledge".

indiefendi2 Says:

2018-04-04T18:43:39

I'm not against Legend as a name per se, I just think "names people can't live up to" are ridiculous. Yes, including triplets Faith, Hope, and Grace.

Starelli Says:

2017-07-23T01:40:03

I remember Freakonomics did a story about two brothers named Loser and Winner. Loser ('Lou') became a high-ranked cop and Winner became a lifelong criminal. What would become of someone named Legend?

NightSister Says:

2017-04-10T17:26:12

Aside from the cheeky third grade puns, they neglected to mention the beautiful meanings or history of the name Legend, including:
~ Beloved by many
~ To bring direction and meaning
~ Someone of extraordinary accomplishment
~ To be read (old Latin legere)

It is currently 392nd in popularity in the US (2015's results)

Poppet93 Says:

2016-05-20T11:07:46

This is like something Kanye West would call his child...it's a bit egotistical and pretentious

Gwendolyn Says:

2015-05-29T19:31:38

This name Legend has a great meaning...someone people aspire to be or a all around good person. Great name, Great meaning....therefore, I chose it to be my sons name.

Guest Says:

2014-10-31T16:17:40

There's hundreds of people out here naming their kids Messiah so Legend is breachable at this point.

servals_ Says:

2014-10-31T15:33:47

No

raevynstar Says:

2014-08-22T22:10:07

The title of my favorite book, but way too much as a person's name.

lesliemarion Says:

2014-08-20T23:45:22

For the boy who is a legend in his own mind,