[ 2 syll. lyn-don, ly-nd-on ] The baby boy name Lyndon is pronounced as LIHNDahN †. Lyndon is mainly used in English and it is of Old English origin. It is from the elements 'lind' which means linden, lime tree ; 'dun' hill, mound, dune. The first name is from the surname, which is derived from a place name Lyndon in the county of Rutland next to Leicestershire. The popularity of the name in the USA was boosted in the 20th century by the President Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973).Lin (English), the diminutive form Lindy (English), and the spelling variants Linden (English) and Lynden (English) are other forms of the name.
Lyndon is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked in 1964 with 0.025% of baby boys being named Lyndon. It ranked at #347 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is today used on a very modest scale. Among all boy names in its group, Lyndon was nevertheless the most widely used in 2012.
† Pronunciation for Lyndon: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
A famous person named Lyndon is US President Lyndon Johnson, born 27 August 1908 - 22 January 1973, Near Johnson City, Texas.