Leon Name Meaning & Origin

Leon

Pronunciation: LEE-awn (key)

This proud name, meaning lion, has a wealth of colorful namesakes from boxer Spinks to jazzman Redbone to Bolshevik Trotsky. Leon is a current favorite around the world, but in America it has yet to regain its past luster.

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Elon, Leon and Noel are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Lefish, Lee, Leo, Lonny/Lonnie, Lenny/Lennie

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Leon Trotsky -- a Bolshevik revolutionary and Marxist theorist. He was one of the leaders of the Russian October Revolution, second only to Lenin.

Leon Leonwood Bean -- Maine outdoorsman and founder of the LL Bean company.

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Children's book "The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel)" by Ellen Raskin
Film: Leon - The professional. A film about a killer who cares for a little girl by Luc Besson
Pop band "Kings of Leon" with hits like Sex on fire
Leon Scott Kennedy is one of the main characters in Resident Evil video games. Also he is a character in Resident Evil movies, too.
Leon Kuwata, a character from the visual novel Danganronpa:trigger happy havoc.

Leon Zeisel, a talented fourth- and fifth-grader in Alan Kurzweil’s books: Leon and the Spitting Image, and Leon and the Champion Chip.

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