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Meaning and Origin of: Leandro

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Italian and Spanish: from the personal name Leandro, Greek Leandros, which is composed of the elements leōn ‘lion’ + anēr (genitive andros) ‘man’. In Greek legend, Leander is the name of a hero who swam across the Hellespont every night to visit his beloved, Hero, and back again in the morning, but was eventually drowned during a violent storm. In Christian times, the name was borne by a 6th-century saint, who was a leading ecclesiastical figure of his day, a friend of Gregory the Great, and became archbishop of Seville.

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