Leon

Leon - A very unique male name



  Feb 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leon, meaning lion, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #81. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leon and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leon? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Leon. The baby boy name Leon was given to 808 baby boys in 2012, ranking #361 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,031 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leon peaked in popularity 91 years ago in 1926 on position 73.



Famous with this name

León Sánchez
Kenny Leon
Leon Krpi?


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Leon is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leon is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #158 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #613.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Leon is where you live.


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Leon origin and meaning

Leon is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lion. To see famous people named Leon, pop culture references for the name Leon and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Leon

We've found the following names that sound similar to Leon, sorted by popularity.

Liam / Lonnie / Lynn / Lane / Lanny / Layne / Lon / Lenny / Lonny / Lyman /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012361
2011412
2010418
2009451
2008514
2007498
2006512
2005524
2004518
2003498
2002496
2001500
2000502
1999479
1998474
1997479
1996459
1995450
1994417
1993423
1992399
1991386
1990382
1989353
1988321
1987317
1986301
1985282
1984263
1983268
1982255
1981254
1980253
1979243
1978226
1977229
1976222
1975233
1974218
1973218
1972217
1971229
1970208
1969214
1968196
1967194
1966187
1965199
1964190
1963201
1962194
1961194
1960188
1959176
1958162
1957165
1956153
1955143
1954141
1953137
1952124
1951121
1950119
1949120
1948119
1947116
1946113
1945111
1944108
1943103
194293
194194
194089
193985
193885
193784
193682
193586
193487
193385
193283
193184
193081
192981
192880
192778
192673
192576
192476
192377
192277
192174
192075
191980
191876
191782
191685
191582
191485
191381
191279
191177
191081

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska158
Delaware167
Massachusetts233
New York248
New Mexico258
New Jersey274
Wisconsin275
Connecticut276
Minnesota291
Pennsylvania291
South Carolina313
Colorado319
Oregon320
Michigan325
California331
Nebraska333
Florida339
Illinois343
Nevada346
Louisiana360
Texas361
Washington363
Kansas379
Indiana380
Iowa390
Arizona405
Ohio427
Missouri431
North Carolina454
Mississippi469
Virginia475
Maryland524
Kentucky529
Tennessee585
Georgia601
Utah613

Even more about Leon


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Leon a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Leon?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1926
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Leon
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,031
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +808

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