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Quick Facts on Landry

  • Gender:
  • Unisex
  • Origin:
  • English, French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • N/A
Simple meaning:
Powerful land

Characteristics of Landry

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Landry

Landry is the transferred use of an French patronymic surname derived from the ancient Germanic personal name “Land-rīc” which meant “powerful land”. One of the earliest records of this name in existence is that of an early 5th century French saint, Landry of Seés (northwestern France). In the 7th century there was another French saint Landry of Paris who built one of the first major hospitals in Paris during a period of great famine. Lastly there was the 11th century St. Landry of Savoy who served as a parish priest of two French villages near the Italian border. When Landry admonished some of the town’s sinners for their errant ways he was thrown into the Arc River and drowned. According to legend, the church bells spontaneously pealed on their own and a processional cross appeared miraculously advancing toward the village gates as if being carried by an invisible bearer. The townspeople followed the cross to the river where they were led to the priest’s body. St. Landry’s parishioners fetched him from the water, returned to the church and gave the martyred priest a proper burial. Oddly enough Landry is no longer popular in France (either as a surname or a personal name). Rather the French surname became more common in places like Canada (Quebec region) and the United States (Louisiana or Cajun regions). Landry is also sometimes considered the transferred use of an English surname with Anglo-Saxon origins and derived from an occupational name (i.e., a medieval job to launder or wash textiles). Landry is really not considered a given name, although it recently came into usage for little boys in America, most likely influenced by legendary football coach Tom Landry.

Popularity of the Name Landry

Landry only just appeared on the American male naming charts in 2010. Since hitting the Top 1000 list of boy’s names Landry has already advanced over 200 positions. We are told that the name is used from time to time on baby girls although we have had a hard time finding evidence to support this assertion. In other words, if Landry is ever used as a girl’s name it has yet to make the Top 1000 list (which means it’s just too rare to even mention). On the other hand, Landry is most definitely bestowed on little boys. Given the name’s clear connection to the well-known professional football coach Tom Landry (Dallas Cowboys), this name is about football and cowboys rather than hopscotch and Barbies. It would be like naming your daughter Madden.
Popularity of the Unisex Name Landry
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Personality of the Unisex Name Landry

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Landry

  • No Variations Found.
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