Name for 29th January-Leon

Still in limbo here, but hot in Germany and moving throughout Europe.Brad and Angelina used it for their twin son Knox‘s middle name.

Nicknames & Variations:
Leontes, Leonizio, Liutas, Leoni, Leonirez, Lionisio, Leonon, Leonas, Lioni, Lionni, Leontrae, Leons, Leondris, Leonek, Leontios, Leonetti, Leonidas

International Variations:
LéonceLéon (French) Leo (German) LeonzioLeone (Italian) Leonid(Russian) LeontiLeos (Slavic) Leoncio (Spanish) (nameberry.com)

Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning “lion”. This name was borne by a 6th-century BC king of Sparta. During the Christian era it was merged with the Latin cognateLeo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary. (behindthename.com)

Global Popularity
of the Name Leon (babynamewizard.com)
#1 in Germany
#3 in Switzerland (German)
#21 in Austria
#34 in Norway
#35 in Slovenia
#48 in Sweden
#62 in Scotland
#74 in Ireland
#75 in England
#241 in Canada (Quebec)
#271 in Canada (British Columbia)
#502 in United States
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4 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Caroline said,

    I live in Belgium and know 2 Léon : one is 5 and the other one is 2

  2. 3

    Sophia said,

    I say Lee-on but the Jolie-Pitts say Lay-on because there’s an accent over the e, which is the French way of spelling/pronouncing it. I actually like both ways.


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