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Leander

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How popular is the baby name Leander in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 17 0 17
1881 21 0 21
1882 28 0 28
1883 18 0 18
1884 21 0 21
1885 16 0 16
1886 17 0 17
1887 8 0 8
1889 22 0 22
1890 20 0 20
1891 11 0 11
1892 16 0 16
1893 11 0 11
1894 10 0 10
1895 9 0 9
1896 13 0 13
1897 15 0 15
1898 9 0 9
1899 7 0 7
1900 16 0 16
1901 6 0 6
1902 13 0 13
1903 12 0 12
1904 8 0 8
1905 11 0 11
1906 11 0 11
1907 19 0 19
1908 23 0 23
1909 16 0 16
1910 16 0 16
1911 25 0 25
1912 35 0 35
1913 43 0 43
1914 72 0 72
1915 68 0 68
1916 67 0 67
1917 82 0 82
1918 93 0 93
1919 87 5 82
1920 91 0 91
1921 99 0 99
1922 82 0 82
1923 93 0 93
1924 84 0 84
1925 72 0 72
1926 73 0 73
1927 76 0 76
1928 70 0 70
1929 60 0 60
1930 60 0 60
1931 50 0 50
1932 70 0 70
1933 50 0 50
1934 55 0 55
1935 62 0 62
1936 46 0 46
1937 52 0 52
1938 41 0 41
1939 42 0 42
1940 55 0 55
1941 54 0 54
1942 58 0 58
1943 43 0 43
1944 41 0 41
1945 36 0 36
1946 42 0 42
1947 50 0 50
1948 40 0 40
1949 60 0 60
1950 48 0 48
1951 66 0 66
1952 47 0 47
1953 53 0 53
1954 54 0 54
1955 63 0 63
1956 69 0 69
1957 70 0 70
1958 70 0 70
1959 67 5 62
1960 63 0 63
1961 63 0 63
1962 68 0 68
1963 57 0 57
1964 55 0 55
1965 49 0 49
1966 55 0 55
1967 49 0 49
1968 54 0 54
1969 62 0 62
1970 46 0 46
1971 49 0 49
1972 53 0 53
1973 54 0 54
1974 46 0 46
1975 46 0 46
1976 56 7 49
1977 53 0 53
1978 50 5 45
1979 52 6 46
1980 53 0 53
1981 45 0 45
1982 47 0 47
1983 34 0 34
1984 46 0 46
1985 37 0 37
1986 39 0 39
1987 30 0 30
1988 41 0 41
1989 37 0 37
1990 41 0 41
1991 42 0 42
1992 31 0 31
1993 28 0 28
1994 43 0 43
1995 26 0 26
1996 32 0 32
1997 35 0 35
1998 27 0 27
1999 29 0 29
2000 35 0 35
2001 36 0 36
2002 37 0 37
2003 29 0 29
2004 32 0 32
2005 42 0 42
2006 41 0 41
2007 46 0 46
2008 50 0 50
2009 52 0 52
2010 56 0 56
2011 49 0 49
2012 57 0 57
2013 60 0 60
2014 67 0 67
2015 73 0 73

Fun Facts about the name Leander

  • How many people with the first name Leander have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,011 babies born with the first name Leander in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leander to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leander? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
  • When was Leander first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leander is Friday, October 15th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Leander born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leander was in 1921 with a total of 99 babies.
  • Random Leander Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leander is not a popular baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Leander: Your name in reverse order is Rednael. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arldnee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leander? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 786 people with the last name Leander.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leander? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Leander as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Common last names for Leander

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  • Moore
  • Brown
  • Jackson
  • Thomas
  • Harris
  • Hall
  • Martin
  • Baker
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Common first names for Leander

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leander U.S.
  White 81.93% 64.26%
  African American 9.92% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leander

People with the last name Leander are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Leander" mean? The list below shows the origins of Leander as well as things modernly associated with the name Leander such as celebrities named Leander.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Leander

The name "Leander" is of Greek origin, and it means "Lion man". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her

From Ancient Greek Λέανδρος (Léandros), from λέων (léōn, “lion”) + ἀνήρ (anḗr, “man”).

  1. (Greek mythology) The lover of Hero who swam every night across the Hellespont to meet her, and finally was drowned.
  2. A male given name, also of a Spanish sixth century saint.

Leander was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Leander

Leander Paes

Leander Paes is an important human. Leander was born on June 17th, 1973 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India.

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Leander Sydnor

Leander Sydnor is a fictional character.

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Leander Dendoncker

Leander Dendoncker is a soccer player for the R.S.C. Anderlecht, K.S.V. Roeselare, Belgium national youth football team, Belgium national under-17 football team, and Belgium national under-19 football team. Leander was born on April 15th, 1995 in Passendale, Belgium.

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Bt Sir Leander Starr Jameson

Bt Sir Leander Starr Jameson was a physician, administrator, and politician. Bt was given the name Leander Starr Jameson on February 9th, 1853 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. He left this life on November 26th, 1917.

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Gene Nelson

Gene Nelson was an actor, dancer, screenwriter, film, and television director. He was most active from 1938 to 1980. Gene was given the name Leander Eugene Berg on March 24th, 1920 in Astoria, Oregon, U.S. Gene is also known as Gene Berg and Eugene E. Nelson. He passed away on September 16th, 1996.

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Leander Perez

Leander Perez was a governor. Leander was born on July 16th, 1891 in Dalcour, Louisiana. He breathed his last breath on March 19th, 1969.

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  • Leander James McCormick
    (inventor)
  • Leander Hamilton McCormick
    (noteworthy somebody)
  • Leander Jordan
    (football player)
  • Leander Clark
    (influential individual)
  • Leander Babcock
    (congressman)
  • Leander Pease Richardson
    (noteworthy person)
  • Leander Martin Cox
    (notable person)
  • Leander Page Jones
    (Member of the Connecticut Senate)
  • Leander Devine Condee
    (famous person)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Leander

Zarah Leander

Zarah Leander was an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 1929 to 1929. Zarah was given the name Sara Stina Hedberg on March 15th, 1907 in Karlstad. She died on June 23rd, 1981.

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Mike Leander

Mike Leander was a musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to 1996. Mike was given the name Michael George Farr on June 30th, 1941 in Walthamstow, , England. He left this life on April 18th, 1996.

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Saint Leander

Saint Leander was a saint. He holds the title Bishop and Confessor. Saint was born in 534 in Cartagena, in modern Spain. He died in 600.

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Anna Leander

Anna Leander is an influential somebody.

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Börje Leander

Börje Leander was a soccer player for the AIK Fotboll and Sweden national football team. Börje was born on March 7th, 1918 in Avesta. He died on October 30th, 2003.

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What does the name Leander mean?

Lis for lively, your life is full of energy!

Eis for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

Dis for dependable, on you I can rely.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

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