Langdon: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Langdon

Langdon

Pronunciation: LANG-dən (key)

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My husband was Langdon III, named for his father, and his grandfather before him, and none of them ever knew of any other Langdons in real life, though there is a "Langdon Road" in our area.
Our son born in 2007 also bears the name Langdon, though he goes by his middle name instead, but when other parents hear the name Langdon, they often confuse it with the suddenly quite popular version, "Landon".

At any rate, my husband endured it as a "weird" name growing up, and is pleased to know that these days, instead of sounding weird, it carries a certain cachet, sounds distinctive, yet classic.
The nickname Lang is also a sporty and rugged alternative with international appeal, also appearing as a full name in certain Scandinavian countries.

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Other parents, upon hearing that our son's first name is Langdon, say "Landon?" because Landon is apparently becoming quite popular suddenly. We are happy that the name Langdon is no longer 'weird' but actually a slightly more distinctive, original name from whence the increasingly trendy Landon sprung.

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Lang, very cool.

Meanings and history of the name Langdon: | Edit

Surname, from Old English meaning "long hill"

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Robert Langdon (born June 22, 1964 in Exeter, New Hampshire, United States) is a fictional professor of religious iconology and symbology at Harvard University who appeared in the Dan Brown novels Angels & Demons (2000) and The Da Vinci Code (2003). He is scheduled to be the lead character in an upcoming third novel entitled The Lost Symbol. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Langdon)

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