Legend Name Meaning & Origin
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Legend ranked 946th in popularity in 2010
Legend ranked 392th for male names in the US in 2015.
Fable is the female version of this name.
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An English word derived from the Latin legere, meaning "to be read." In the early church, a legend was a chronicle of the lives of the saints, especially stories of a miraculous nature.
In modern usage, a "legend" is someone of extraordinary accomplishment, or Beloved by many.
A legend is also part of the key to a map or plans; to bring direction and meaning.
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John Legend, American singer and musician.
- Legend in song, story & screen
Legend, a 1985 fantasy film starring Tom Cruise and Tim Curry.
"I Am Legend", post-apocalyptic novel written by Richard Matheson. Subsequently made into several films, including the 2007 film starring Will Smith.