Levon is a striking traditional baby name for boys. Long associated with Armenian culture, it went on to become the namesake of a signature song by Elton John. Levon was the name of a character in the Buffy series, and Levon Cade is the protagonist of the Levon Cade series by Chuck Dixon. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Levon:

Armenian, Greek: Lion

Origin of the name Levon:

Levon is the English transcription of the Armenian name Լեւոն. This name is the Armenian version of Leon. The name Leon originates from the Greek word Λέων (meaning “lion”).

Symbolism of the name Levon:

Levon is the Armenian variation of Leon (meaning “lion”). The lion features heavily within Armenian culture. Appearing alongside the eagle on the coat of arms of Armenia, the lion represents nobility of courage. The Armenian symbol of the lion is the golden mane.

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Gender of the name Levon:

Levon is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Levon:


Number of syllables in the name Levon:


Emotion evoked from the name Levon:

The name Levon evokes feelings of persistence and power.

Alternative spellings for the name Levon:

  • Levan
  • Levin
  • Lavon

Nicknames for the name Levon:

Popularity of the name Levon:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Levon was the 1,550th most popular baby name for boys in 2020.

Related names for the name Levon:

Great middle names for Levon and their meanings:

  • Arend (eagle power, bright eagle)
  • Arthur (bear king)
  • Barkev (gift)
  • Carnig (little lamb)
  • Emin (truthful, honest)
  • Kevork (farmer, earth worker)
  • Moses (deliverer, son, drawn from water)
  • Nishan (cross, mark, sign)
  • Ohannes (God is gracious)
  • Roan (raven, red, dark)
  • Robert (bright fame)
  • Tarek (knocker, striker, evening caller)
  • Warren (guardian, watchman, park keeper)

Famous people with the name Levon:

  • Levon Aram Altounian (footballer)
  • Levon Grigori Aronian (chess grandmaster)
  • Levon Alexandri Chaushian (composer)
  • LevonGreen Thurman Hawke (son of actress Uma Thurman and actor Ethan Hawke)
  • Levon Helm (drummer)
  • Levon John Kemalyan (entrepreneur)
  • Levon Maxwell Simon Kendall (basketball player)
  • Levon Michael Khachigian (biologist)
  • Levon Hakobi Ter Petrosyan (politician)
  • Levon Utidjian (physician)

Levon in popular culture:

  • Levon (country music trio based in Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Levon (character in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series)
  • Levon Cade (protagonist of the Levon Cade series by Chuck Dixon)
  • Levon Kirkorian (main character in Orel by Charles Alexanian)