Leander

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Leander

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

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Λέανδρος (Léandros). First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1780.

Proper noun[edit]

Leander

  1. (Greek mythology) Leander
  2. A male given name.
    • 1898 Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Selinda och Leander:
      Vi hänger du i tågen,
      där skeppet far på vågen,
      så dyster som i galgen, o
      Leander Liljekvist?
  3. A surname​.

References[edit]

[1] Statistics Sweden: 830 males with the given name Leander, and 1281 persons with the surname Leander, living in Sweden on December 31st, 2013. Accessed on 8 July 2014.