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Of Irish origin.

A masculine name that for the last couple of decades is also used as a feminine name as well.

From the Irish surname Ó Leannáin, meaning “descendant of Leannán”.

Leannán means “lover” in Gaelic.

Occasionally used as a synonym of the name Linneen, from the surname Ó Luinín, also from an Irish located clan.

The name’s rising in popularity is mostly due to John Lennon‘s fame and legacy.

Lennon’s rankings as a masculine name: #268 in England, #306 in Holland, and #599 in the U.S.A.

Lennon’s ranking as a feminine name: #480 in the U.S.A.

Famous female bearers are Lennon Stella, Lennon Wynn, Lennon Parham.