Ancient Greek, Animals, Greek, Greek mythology, L names, Lion, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Leander comes from Ancient Greek Leandros, made up of Ancient Greek elements leon (lion) and aner (man) meaning “lion of a man” or “lion-man”. In Greek mythology, Leander was a young man who was in love with Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, though they both lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Every night, Leander would swim across the water guided by a light Hero lit at the top of the tower, until one night there was a storm and he drowned. In her grief, Hero threw herself into the water, drowning herself. Leander is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Ancient Greek



  • Leandros (Ancient Greek)
  • Leandro (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)
  • Léandre (French)


Female forms:

  • Leandra (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s