Diminutive of Alonzo
"noble, ready"

Lon Origin and Meaning

The name Lon is a boy's name of Spanish origin meaning "noble, ready".
For older generations this still summons silent horror star Chaney; for others it's a pleasant if slight nickname name.

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Famous People Named Lon

  • Lon Chaney Jr. (born Creighton Tull Chaney)American actor
  • Lon ClarkAmerican actor
  • Lon Allen ScottU.S. Congressman from Tennessee
  • Lon BenderAmerican film sound editor
  • Lon "Lonny" Leonard ChapmanAmerican actor
  • Alonzo M. "Lon" PoffAmerican actor
  • Laurence Eugene "Lon" MyersAmerican runner
  • Lawrence "Lon" Vest StephensAmerican politician; 29th Governor of Missouri
  • Leonidas Frank "Lon" ChaneyAmerican actor

Lon in Pop Culture

  • Lon Hammondcharacter in book/film "The Notebook"
  • Lon Cohencharacter in the Nero Wolfe novels by Rex Stout
  • Lon Sudercharacter on TV's "Star Trek: Voyager"

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