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From Ancient Greek "lion" + "man".
- (Greek mythology) The lover of Hero who swam every night across the Hellespont to meet her, and finally was drowned.
- A male given name, also of a Spanish sixth century saint.
- 1599, William Shakespeare, As You Like It: Act IV, Scene I:
- Leander, he would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night.