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Origin: Israel
Region Origin: Western Asia

Leon is a masculine given name of Greek origin, meaning "lion". Derived from the Greek word "leon" and its Latin cognate "leo," the name has been used interchangeably across various European languages. The name is associated with strength, royalty, and pride, as lions have been symbolically represented in religious symbols and on the British coat of arms. Additionally, Leon has possible Spanish roots and was the name of a medieval kingdom in the Northwest of Spain. The name has been borne by numerous historical figures, such as Leon of Sparta, a 6th-century BCE king of Sparta, and Leon Trotsky, a Communist revolutionary.

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