Boy Baby Name

Legend

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Quick Facts on Legend

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • English, Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 719
Pronunciation:
LE-jend
Simple meaning:
Story, narrative (generally believed to be exaggerated or unrealistic)

Characteristics of Legend

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

Etymology & Historical Origin - Legend

Legend is an English vocabulary word, a noun used to indicate a “narrative” describing a situation or event of some great proportions. The English got the word from the French (légende) which is ultimately derived from the Medieval Latin “legenda” meaning “(things) to be read” from the Latin verb “legere” meaning “to read, select, gather”. The word was used originally in reference to church readings about various saints, specific selections which were made for that day’s mass celebration. A legend has an extended definition of that which is mythical, exaggerated or non-historic. Such “legends” of various saints celebrated in medieval times included miraculous stories describing events which doubtfully occurred (e.g., a beheaded saint carries his own head for six miles before perishing, a dead saint’s body remains intact despite being dead for centuries, etc.). These so-called “legends” (particularly regarding Catholic saints) which were largely perpetuated in the Middle Ages became vital to the Christian belief systems during uncertain and precarious times. It was the Protestants who began using the term “legend” when describing the unrealistic events surrounding early saints in order to contrast them with accurately historical narratives concerning martyrs venerated by the Protestants who had separated themselves from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century. In the modern sense, a Legend is still generally considered to be a “tall tale” or a “popular myth” (with no historic proof). “Legendary” is also used to describe a person admired for possessing some great talent or skill, or for achieving some great triumph. As a masculine given name, Legend is an American invention used almost exclusively in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Legend

Legend is a bold choice in a name. Let’s just get that point out of the way. There’s no two ways about it, naming one’s son Legend is akin to names like Ace, King, Major or Prince. Parents are making loud statements to the world with such names. But, hey, more power to you. Of course we only hope that a kid named Legend doesn’t grow up to be a Legend in his own mind, if you get our point. Vocabulary word names always run the risk of being ironic and therefore a subject of mockery one day. There are more subtle ways to get your point across, such as using names like Maximus (Latin for “greatest”), Victor (Latin for “winner”) or Nicolas (from the Greek for “people of victory”). But if you’re hell-bent on getting straight to the point with a name like Legend, then we say go for it, as long as you consider the potential pitfalls and future eye-rolls. We applaud your choice from a proud parent perspective and think it’s rather sweet. At least we can agree that your baby boy is most definitely a “legend” in your mind. And why shouldn’t he be?
Popularity of the Boy Name Legend
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Legend

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Legend

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Legend

    Legend We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Legend.

  • Popular Songs on Legend

    Popular Songs on Legend

    A Legend in My Time - a song by Johnny Cash

    Future Legend - a song by David Bowie

    I'd Be a Legend in My Time - a song by Roy Orbison

    I'd Be a Legend in My Time - a song by Waylon Jennings

    I'm a Legend Tonight - a song by Kiss

    Legend in My Living Room - a song by Annie Lennox

    Legend in My Mind - a song by Loretta Lynn

    Legend in Your Own Time - a song by Carly Simon

    Legend of a Mind - a song by The Moody Blues

    Living Legend - a song by Fu ManChu

    Living Legend - a song by Kris Kristofferson

    Living Legend (part 2) - a song by Waylon Jennings

    Living Like a Legend - a song by Arlo Guthrie

    What Becomes A Legend Most - a song by Lou Reed

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Legend

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Legend

    Legend - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Legend.

  • Famous People Named Legend

    Famous People Named Legend

    Famous People Named Legend - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Legend.

  • Children of Famous People Named Legend

    Children of Famous People Named Legend

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Legend - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Legend.

  • Historic Figures

    Legend - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Legend - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Legend.

Personality of the Boy Name Legend

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 - Legend

  • No Variations Found.
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