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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Leon

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Leon in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Leon:

  • Records indicate that 158,744 boys in the United States have been named Leon since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1924, when 2,672 people in the U.S. were given the name Leon. Those people are now 96 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      5 Positive Comments

  • "my boyfriends name is Leon and he is so cute, I love his name XD" Oct. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my new baby rabbit Leon...He's so adorable and cute like the name! Plus as rabbits are small prey animals I think it's cute for him to have a name that means 'lion' or 'lionhearted'." Nov. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Brother is called Leon and he likes his name, does anyone know what it means though?" Oct. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Leon, I think it's really unique!!!" Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my brother's name & I know he loves it because he a Leo & also because Leo means Lion...go figure :). In terms of spelling & prnounciation, that really isn't an issue because the name is easy in that respect." Aug. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "I was named Leon - (Lee-on) after my father, then my sister named her son the same. I rearly don't think about the name much. I've had people that I have't seen in a long time want to call me Leo, Le'ron or lenny. When I was in my teens this one guy always wanted to call me Lennen for some reason." Feb. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. Leon is also my boyfriends name. He is so sweet and nice. Very polite too! He treats me like a princess. I love him so much!" Dec. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Very popular in Germany at the moment, whereas in the United States it is considered as dated as Elmer, Wilbur, and Mortimer or even old lady names like Ethel, Beulah, Hortense, Irma, and Eunice." Feb. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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