You likely think of John Lennon, a musician from The Beatles, when you hear the baby name Lennon. This title originated after John Lennon's death in 1980. Parents wanted to honor their favorite celebrity. As of 2021, Lennon is still a trendy unisex option, as it is on the top 300 list.

Meaning of the name Lennon:

Irish: lover

Origin of the name Lennon:

Lennon was originally a surname in Ireland. It comes from the Old Irish byname Leannan. The baby name became popular because of John Lennon from The Beatles. Many parents gave their children this title in the late twentieth century to honor the musician. In America, it continues to be a trendy unisex baby name, though now it is more popular for girls.

Symbolism of the name Lennon:

The baby name Lennon translates to “lover.” It has the same definition as the surname. Lennon comes from the Irish byname Leannan, which directly translates to “lover.”

Style of the name Lennon:

Traditional as a surname, modern as a first name

Gender of the name Lennon:

Lennon is a trendy name for boys or girls.

Pronunciation of the name Lennon:


Number of syllables in the name Lennon:


Emotion evoked from the name Lennon:

Lennon is a trendy and youthful name. It is upbeat and outgoing.

Alternative spellings for the name Lennon:

  • Lennin
  • Lennan
  • Lennen
  • Lennyn
  • Lenneyn

Nicknames for the name Lennon:

  • Len
  • Lennie
  • Lenny
  • Lenzo
  • Lenni

Popularity of the name Lennon:

Lennon was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 2013 at rank 932. It is still on the top 1,000 list as of 2021. Last year, it was number 236 for boys or girls.

Related names for the name Lennon:

Great middle names for Lennon and their meanings:

  • Rhys (ardent, fiery)
  • Axel (father is peace)
  • Evander (good man, bow warrior, strong man)
  • Dean (valley, from the valley)
  • Magnolia (a flower, Magnol's flower)
  • Ivy (vine)
  • Meadow (grass, vegetation)
  • Raine (she is singing, queen)

Famous people with the name Lennon:

  • Lennon Stella (actress, “Nashville,” singer)
  • Lennon Parham (actress, “Playing House”)
  • Lennon Wynn (actress, “The Christmas Pageant”)
  • Lennon Peterson (actor, “American Horror Story”)

Lennons in popular culture:

  • Lennon Walker (character from “The Sky is Everywhere”)