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Leon Name Popularity

How popular is the name Leon? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 81 393 0.1116%
1911 77 503 0.1351%
1912 79 981 0.1945%
1913 81 1,138 0.2007%
1914 85 1,396 0.2003%
1915 82 1,965 0.2163%
1916 85 1,939 0.2007%
1917 82 2,094 0.2093%
1918 76 2,436 0.227%
1919 80 2,246 0.2145%
1920 75 2,543 0.2287%
1921 74 2,609 0.2278%
1922 77 2,513 0.2256%
1923 77 2,520 0.225%
1924 76 2,672 0.2301%
1925 76 2,628 0.2325%
1926 73 2,643 0.2403%
1927 78 2,593 0.2343%
1928 80 2,450 0.229%
1929 81 2,334 0.2253%
1930 81 2,388 0.2286%
1931 84 2,239 0.2269%
1932 83 2,290 0.2318%
1933 85 2,187 0.2347%
1934 87 2,283 0.2362%
1935 86 2,275 0.2341%
1936 82 2,270 0.2357%
1937 84 2,322 0.2356%
1938 85 2,344 0.229%
1939 85 2,316 0.2277%
1940 89 2,313 0.2176%
1941 94 2,360 0.2097%
1942 93 2,542 0.2013%
1943 103 2,446 0.1874%
1944 108 2,144 0.173%
1945 111 2,091 0.1715%
1946 113 2,334 0.1582%
1947 116 2,485 0.1489%
1948 119 2,371 0.1485%
1949 120 2,410 0.1498%
1950 119 2,422 0.1504%
1951 122 2,366 0.1395%
1952 124 2,373 0.1359%
1953 137 2,262 0.1278%
1954 140 2,127 0.1164%
1955 143 2,137 0.1162%
1956 153 2,033 0.1076%
1957 165 1,866 0.097%
1958 162 1,926 0.1019%
1959 175 1,739 0.0915%
1960 188 1,629 0.086%
1961 194 1,541 0.0816%
1962 194 1,533 0.0835%
1963 201 1,460 0.0813%
1964 190 1,462 0.0831%
1965 199 1,235 0.0755%
1966 187 1,290 0.0826%
1967 194 1,178 0.0776%
1968 196 1,169 0.0779%
1969 214 1,121 0.0728%
1970 208 1,191 0.0748%
1971 227 1,014 0.0675%
1972 218 1,003 0.0736%
1973 218 989 0.0763%
1974 218 946 0.0728%
1975 232 848 0.066%
1976 222 893 0.0693%
1977 229 910 0.0675%
1978 226 901 0.067%
1979 243 875 0.0621%
1980 253 852 0.0583%
1981 254 833 0.0567%
1982 255 834 0.0558%
1983 269 731 0.0495%
1984 263 766 0.0515%
1985 282 693 0.0457%
1986 300 647 0.0429%
1987 316 632 0.0414%
1988 321 637 0.0409%
1989 352 605 0.0375%
1990 380 577 0.0348%
1991 386 543 0.0333%
1992 400 538 0.0337%
1993 423 505 0.0324%
1994 416 509 0.0332%
1995 450 467 0.031%
1996 459 434 0.029%
1997 479 408 0.0276%
1998 472 423 0.0283%
1999 480 427 0.0285%
2000 501 416 0.0272%
2001 498 421 0.0279%
2002 496 424 0.0283%
2003 494 455 0.0299%
2004 517 428 0.0281%
2005 523 429 0.0281%
2006 513 466 0.0298%
2007 495 495 0.0314%
2008 507 497 0.0322%
2009 448 575 0.0385%
2010 416 635 0.0441%
2011 410 649 0.0456%
2012 355 825 0.0579%
2013 321 990 0.0695%
2014 318 1,044 0.0717%
2015 312 1,102 0.0757%
2016 274 1,284 0.0891%
2017 245 1,481 0.1061%
2018 235 1,581 0.1151%
2019 207 1,838 0.1358%

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Names Like Leon

If you like Leon, you’ll love these other names like Leon.


What names are diminutives of Leon?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Leon sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Leon, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Li

A diminutive form of Leo, Leon, and Lionel.

Lin

Linden tree hill

English


What names are variants of Leon?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Leon.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Leoncio

Lion

Latin

Leone

Lion strength

Greek

Lioni

Greek

Lionisio

Greek

Lionni

Greek


What names sound like Leon?

If you like how Leon sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Leon.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Len

Lion strength

German

Lenn

Lion strength

German

Lion

Lion

Latin

Lon

From Laurentum; strong, warlike

Spanish

Lyon

Lion

French


What names are similar to Leon?

Find a name that’s like Leon, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Leonard

Lion strength

German

Napoleon

Italian


Lists With Leon

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Leon.


Siblings of Leon

Mamas with kids named Leon also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nadia

Hope

Slavic

Alejandro

Defender of man

Spanish

7 Comments

  1. My husband like tht name

  2. My husband like this name.

  3. His dad picked the first name i chose the middle names cause i picked the first name of our first born

  4. I chose Leon because it’s one of my favorite characters in a game ?. Also it’s a name I rarely hear.

  5. Leon was my grandfather’s name and I loved him a lot! It was only fitting that I give my son that name.

  6. I chose the name Leon for my son because it was my grandfather’s name. I loved him very much and felt it was the perfect name for my son. The name itself means lion and it fits my son perfectly, my son was born @25 weeks and fought his way through and out of the NICU. He is a strong little boy.

  7. My husband shared with me shortly after finding out about our pregnancy he secretly hoped we were having twins. Since he was a kid he thought it would be super cool to have b/g twins named Leon and Noel (Noelle). The first time he suggested it, I had my heart set on something very different, (Asher), but after hearing Leon for a second time I fell in love.
    When sharing our son’s name with friends and family we did receive some criticism. Some referred to it as “an old man’s name.”
    While it took some time for some people to come around, everyone now loves the name.


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