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Quick Facts on Lennon

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Gaelic, Irish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 769
Simple meaning:

Characteristics of Lennon

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

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lennon

Lennon is the transferred use of an anglicized Irish surname with Gaelic origins. In its original Gaelic form Ó Leannáin essentially means “son of Leannáin” with “Leannáin” being the Gaelic word for “lover”. The clan name originated out of Northern Ireland in what is now a part of the United Kingdom. The first recorded spelling of this surname appeared in the late 14th century rendered as Teag O'Lennon, the Erenagh of Eniskillen (an erenagh is a keeper of church lands which was an office held by many O’Lennons in the Middle Ages). Most likely the surname developed from a nickname originally bestowed on some “lover” type. Other etymologists surmise that Lennon may have also been taken from Ó Lonáin – Lonáin being a diminutive form of the Gaelic “lon” meaning “blackbird” and would therefore mean “little blackbird”. Either etymology is quite fitting for Lennon’s most famous namesake: British musician John Lennon of the Beatles (1940-1980). John Lennon was certainly a “lover” of humanity and a strong advocate for world peace. And he was also that “blackbird singing in the dead of night…” waiting for that “moment to arise”. They must love John Lennon in Scotland where the surname is currently a Top 100 pick as a boy’s given name. It’s only just catching on in the United States.

Popularity of the Name Lennon

As a male given name in America, Lennon has only been in circulation on the Top 1000 list since 2008. In the few short years this name has come into existence it has only shown favorable increases on the charts indicating this name is finding a wider audience. No doubt Lennon is being used in homage to the former Beatle star much in the same way parents use (Bob) Marley, (Elvis) Presley, (Michael) Jackson or even jazz great (Charlie) Parker. But Lennon is also picking up steam due to the fact that it fits the trendy surname-as-forename naming style. We also think this one feels gender-neutral and would work well on either sex – but for now at least Lennon doesn’t show up on the female Top 1000. John Lennon was more than just a musician and talented songwriter – he was also an activist who cared deeply about human equality. We think Lennon is an appropriate name for the die-hard, true-blue fans of John Lennon, but bestowing Lennon on your sons or daughters just because you think it sounds cool or follows a certain trend tarnishes the spirit of the name. Overuse of names like Marley and Presley has resulted in these names losing their authentic musical values. We’d hate to see this happen to Lennon. We say consider another surname if you’re not really a “lover” of John Lennon.
Popularity of the Boy Name Lennon
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lennon

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Lennon

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lennon

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

  • Popular Songs on Lennon

    Popular Songs on Lennon

    I Just Shot John Lennon - a song by The Cranberries

    John Lennon - a song by The Outfield

    Lennon Sky - a song by Flying Blind

    Who Killed John Lennon - a song by Ellis Paul

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lennon

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lennon

    John Lennon: The Life (Philip Norman) - This masterly biography takes a fresh and penetrating look at every aspect of Lennon's much-chronicled life, including the songs that have turned him, posthumously, into a near–secular saint. In three years of research, Norman has turned up an extra-ordinary amount of new information about even the best-known episodes of Lennon folklore—his upbringing by his strict Aunt Mimi; his allegedly wasted school and student days; the evolution of his peerless creative partnership with Paul McCartney; his Beatle-busting love affair with a Japanese performance artist; his forays into painting and literature; his experiments with Transcendental Meditation, primal scream therapy, and drugs. The book's numerous key informants and interviewees include Sir Paul McCartney, Sir George Martin, Sean Lennon—whose moving reminiscence reveals his father as never before—and Yoko Ono, who speaks with sometimes shocking candor about the inner workings of her marriage to John. Honest and unflinching, as John himself would wish, Norman gives us the whole man in all his endless contradictions—tough and cynical, hilariously funny but also naive, vulnerable and insecure—and reveals how the mother who gave him away as a toddler haunted his mind and his music for the rest of his days. Recommended for ages young adult and older.

    John's Secret Dreams: The John Lennon Story (Doreen Rappaport) - John Lennon's influence on music and culture is legendary. From a young age he dreamed of fame and fortune. When he achieved it as one of the Beatles, he recognized the need for a deeper meaning in life. His inner search for happiness shaped his life and brought new dimension to the world of rock 'n' roll. As a follow-up to their award-winning title, Martin's Big Words, Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier present John Lennon's life through a combination of narrative and song lyrics, cut-paper collage and watercolor art-capturing the energy and the essence of a man whose vision and creative genius continue to inspire people today. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Real Love: The Drawings for Sean (John Lennon) - John Lennon was many things to many people, but to his son Sean, he was Daddy, a role he approached with humor, affection, and creativity. One of the ways John expressed his love for his son was by drawings animals, flowers, and people, and then captioning these sketches with endearing and amusing phrases that he and Sean would come up with as they looked over Daddy’s art. The charming results of these playful collaborations are collected in Real Love: The Drawings for Sean, a book bound to delight both young children and whimsical adults. A testament to the deep bond felt between parent and child, Real Love is also a record of one of our most gifted creative minds at work. Featuring six never-before-seen pieces of art from John and Sean’s father-son jam sessions, this edition of Real Love is an exclusive collector’s item. Recommended for ages 2-5.

  • Famous People Named Lennon

    Famous People Named Lennon

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

  • Children of Famous People Named Lennon

    Children of Famous People Named Lennon

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Lennon - Liam Gallagher (musician, former front man of Oasis); Adam Pascal (Broadway actor/singer)

  • Historic Figures

    Lennon - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    John Lennon (9 Oct 1940 – 8 Dec 1980) - John Lennon was one of the most famous and celebrated singer-songwriters, arguably of all time, who made musical history as part of the Beatles, as well as in a soloist role and in collaboration with his second wife, Yoko Ono. Born in Liverpool, England, John and the other “Quarrymen” evolved into the Beatles in the 1960s and rose to immeasurable fame, wealth and notoriety. John was always known as “the intellectual one” in the quartet, and both amused and scandalized the public with his irreverent remarks, his brush with Eastern religions, his political activism and his drug use. Lennon had two sons, Julian by his first wife, Cynthia Powell, and Sean by his second wife, Yoko Ono. He was gunned down by Mark David Chapman outside his apartment building in New York on December 8, 1980.

Personality of the Boy Name Lennon

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 - Lennon

  • No Variations Found.
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