Legend Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: Famous bearers of the name include musician John Legend, who adopted it as a stage name.

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A Deep Dive

Legend Overview

Meaning

Myth, famous story, hero, history

Gender

Boy

Origin

English

Etymology

Derived from the English word “legend,” meaning a traditional story or person known for extraordinary achievements.

Pronunciation

/ˈle.dʒənd/

Popularity

Legend is a name that has gained popularity in recent years, especially in English-speaking countries. Recently, Legend has consistently ranked within the top 200 names for boys in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

6 letters

Numerology

11 (Intuitive, Idealistic, Spiritual)

Name Styles

Modern, Unique, Cool

Associated Traits

Charismatic, strong, unique, inspiring
A Deep Dive

Legend Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Ledgend, Legynd, Legind, Legende, Legent, Lengend, Lejend

Common Nicknames

Gen, Ledge, Genie, Gens, Gem, Gent, Superstar, Star

Diminutives

LG, G.E., Gend, Genny, Lege

Famous People

  • John Legend
    (American Musician)
  • Legendary Stardust Cowboy
    (American Rockabilly Singer)
  • Arthur Legend
    (English Author)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Legend"
    (Film)
  • "I Am Legend"
    (Film)
  • "Legend"
    (2015 Film)
  • "Legend"
    (Song)
  • "The Legend of Zelda"
    (Video Game Series)
  • "Legend"
    (Novel)
  • "Legend"
    (Novel Series)

Places

  • Legend City
    (Arizona, USA)
  • Legend Lake
    (Wisconsin, USA)
  • Legend State Park
    (California, USA)
  • Legend River
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Legend Hills
    (Texas, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Legend?

Legend means “a story passed down through generations” or “a person who is famous for doing something extremely well.” Individuals named Legend are often perceived as remarkable and charismatic, embodying a sense of greatness and influence.

What Is the Origin of The Name Legend?

The name Legend originates from the English language and is derived from the Latin word “legenda.” Historically, legends were stories or myths told to entertain, teach, or preserve the history of remarkable individuals or events.

Legend Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Legend in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#1182021#1322022#1452023
Top 3 Rankings#1182021#1272020#1322022

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Legend

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
2023145
(-13 from 2022)
2492
(-403 from 2022)
0.13609
2022132
(-14 from 2021)
2895
(-283 from 2021)
0.15457
2021118
(+9 from 2020)
3178
(+336 from 2020)
0.16962
2020127
(+23 from 2019)
2842
(+267 from 2019)
0.15365
2019150
(+66 from 2018)
2575
(+844 from 2018)
0.13399
2018216
(+38 from 2017)
1731
(+270 from 2017)
0.08905
2017254
(+57 from 2016)
1461
(+316 from 2016)
0.07382
2016311
(+80 from 2015)
1145
(+331 from 2015)
0.05653
2015391
(+144 from 2014)
814
(+292 from 2014)
0.03982
2014535
(+184 from 2013)
522
(+196 from 2013)
0.02547
2013719
(+111 from 2012)
326
(+63 from 2012)
0.01613
2012830
(+98 from 2011)
263
(+48 from 2011)
0.01296
2011928
(+12 from 2010)
215
(+1 from 2010)
0.01058
2010940
(+80 from 2009)
214
(+23 from 2009)
0.01042
20091020
(+99 from 2008)
191
(+28 from 2008)
0.00901
20081119
(+519 from 2007)
163
(+69 from 2007)
0.00748
20071638
(+399 from 2006)
94
(+29 from 2006)
0.00424
20062037
(-464 from 2005)
65
(-23 from 2005)
0.00296
20051573
(+878 from 2004)
88
(+43 from 2004)
0.00414
20042451
(+593 from 2003)
45
(+14 from 2003)
0.00213
20033044
(-574 from 2002)
31
(-9 from 2002)
0.00148
20022470
(-42 from 2001)
40
No change from 2001
0.00194
20012428
(+494 from 2000)
40
(+10 from 2000)
0.00193
20002922
(-691 from 1999)
30
(-11 from 1999)
0.00144
19992231
(+1255 from 1998)
41
(+20 from 1998)
0.00201
19983486
(+391 from 1997)
21
(+4 from 1997)
0.00104
19973877
(-47 from 1996)
17
No change from 1996
0.00085
19963830
(-1276 from 1995)
17
(-12 from 1995)
0.00085
19952554
(+2555 from 1994)
29
(+18 from 1994)
0.00144
19945109
(+252 from 1993)
11
(+1 from 1993)
0.00054
19935361
First SSA data recorded
10
First SSA data recorded
0.00048
19920
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0
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0.0000
19910
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0
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0.0000
19900
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0
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0.0000
19890
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0
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0.0000
19880
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0.0000
19870
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0
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0.0000
19860
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0.0000
19850
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0.0000
19840
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19830
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19820
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19810
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19800
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0.0000
19790
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19780
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19770
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19720
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American States Popularity Rankings for Legend

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#1342021#1382022#1722023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#802021#902022#1102023

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#2002021#2632022#2572023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#352021#432022#562023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#602021#662022#862023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#1072021#1322022#1342023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1022021#1222022#982023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#1262021#1482022#1532023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#1112021#1012022#1272023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#512021#342022#492023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#1222021#1312022#1312023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#1012021#1242022#1282023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#482021#532022#682023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#892021#992022#1142023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1142021#1232022#1292023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#662021#312022#662023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#1192021#1212022#1592023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#892021#972022#962023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#302021#502022#162023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#992021#1092022#1442023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#1632021#1712022#2142023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#1732021#2732022#3612023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#682021#452022#1262023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1642021#1632022#1842023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#812021#842022#902023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#2142021#1942022#1662023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#392021#442022#562023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#2412021#5252022#4842023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#2162021#1952022#2852023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#2262021#2362022#2312023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#2962021#2902022#2832023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#1402021#1372022#1722023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#3052021#3652022#3392023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#1712021#2302022#2982023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#752021#562022#652023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#2702021#2692022#6552023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#2492021#2102022#3122023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#1532021#502022#1812023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1832021#2592022#2132023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#2472021#3702022#3562023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#2772020#1542021#2712022

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#1692021#1572022#792023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#2852019#4332020#4482021

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1622021#1922022#1682023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#2502021#2212022

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1462021

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#1012019

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#2582021

Popularity Rankings for Legend in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#4142017#4562020#4252021

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#6712022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#7812020#8852021#7422022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Legend a Name for Boys or Girls?

Legend can be a name for boys or girls. Its strong and memorable quality appeals to parents who want their child’s name to reflect an extraordinary and impactful identity.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Legend

  • Ledgend
  • Legynd
  • Legind
  • Legende
  • Legent
  • Lengend
  • Lejend
  • Gen
  • Ledge
  • Genie
  • Gens
  • Gem
  • Gent
  • Superstar
  • Star
  • LG
  • G.E.
  • Gend
  • Genny
  • Lege
  • Kaden
  • Murphy
  • Mylo
  • Peter
  • Javier
  • Prince
  • Fernando

Legend in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • John Legend (Musician, born 1978): An American singer, songwriter, and actor known for his smooth voice and soulful music.
  • Legendary Stardust Cowboy (Musician, born 1947): An American rockabilly singer known for his unconventional style and eccentric performances.
  • Arthur Legend (Author, 1890-1963): An English writer known for his influential works in fantasy literature.
  • "Legend" (1985 Film): A dark fantasy adventure about a young hero named Jack who must save the world from the Lord of Darkness.
  • "I Am Legend" (2007 Film): A post-apocalyptic thriller about Robert Neville, the last human survivor in New York City, struggling to find a cure for a virus that has turned humans into mutants.
  • Legend ("Legend," 2015 Film): A crime thriller based on the true story of the Kray twins, notorious gangsters in 1960s London.
  • "Legend" (1984 Song by Bob Marley): A compilation album featuring some of Bob Marley's greatest hits, including "No Woman, No Cry" and "Redemption Song."
  • Legend ("The Legend of Zelda," 1986 Video Game Series): A classic video game series following the adventures of Link, a young hero tasked with rescuing Princess Zelda and defeating the evil Ganon.
  • "Legend" (1984 Novel by David Gemmell): A fantasy novel about the heroic defense of Dros Delnoch by the aging warrior Druss.
  • Legend ("Legend," 2011 Novel Series by Marie Lu): A dystopian series focusing on two teenagers, June and Day, in a future totalitarian society.
  • Legend ("Legend," 2006 TV Series): A historical drama following the life and adventures of a legendary hero in medieval times.
  • "Urban Legend" (1998 Film): A horror film about a group of college students who are being stalked by a killer mimicking urban legends.
  • Legend ("Legends of Tomorrow," 2016 TV Series): A superhero series featuring a team of heroes and villains who travel through time to prevent temporal anomalies.
  • Legend City (Arizona, USA): A defunct amusement park in Tempe, Arizona, that operated from 1963 to 1983.
  • Legend Lake (Wisconsin, USA): A scenic lake in Menominee County, popular for fishing, boating, and other recreational activities.
  • Legend State Park (California, USA): A fictional state park often featured in books and movies, known for its mythical tales and natural beauty.
  • Legend River (British Columbia, Canada): A river known for its clear waters and excellent opportunities for fishing and kayaking.
  • Legend Hills (Texas, USA): A residential community known for its picturesque setting and family-friendly environment.

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Legend is such a fantastic name with its bold and unique flair. If you’re drawn to it, you’re choosing something truly special for your child. Be sure to share this article with friends and leave your comments below!
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