Leon (first name)

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Leon is a male name .

Origin and meaning

The first name comes from the Greek Λέων ( transliteration : Léon ) and means "lion".

The name is mainly common in Greece, Spain and France. In Germany it was rarely given until the beginning of the 1990s , but then quickly rose to become one of the most popular first names. From 1999 to 2010 Leon was consistently among the ten most frequently given first names for male infants. In 2001, 2006 and 2007 it was in first place in these statistics.

name day

Name bearer

For the Byzantine emperors see Leo (first name) #Byzantine emperors

Ancient people

Armenian kings

People of the modern age

Stage name:

  • Leon (* 1969), German pop singer

Fictional people




Pet form:

see also :

Individual evidence

  1. The most popular first names until 2010, Dr. Gerhard Müller, Society for the German Language (Wiesbaden)