[ 2 syll. lan-don, la-nd-on ] The baby boy name Landon is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is LAENDahN †. Landon is an English name of Old English origin. The name's meaning is long hill, ridge. It is from the elements 'lang' meaning long ; 'dun' hill, mound, dune. The first name is from the surname, which is itself derived from an Old English place name. The adoption of the first name could have been promoted by the fame of the US actor Michael Landon (1936-1991).
Landon is a variant of the name Langdon (English).
Landon has 16 variants. Variants include Lan, Lancden, Lancdin, Lancdon, Landen, Lando, Landyn, Langdan, Langden, Langdin, Langdon, Langdyn, and London. The diminutive form Lanny, and the variant spellings Landan and Landin are other English forms.
See also the related category actor.
Landon is popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1960s. At the peak of its usage in 2010, 0.511% of baby boys were given the name Landon. It ranked at #32 then. In 2018, its usage was 0.302% and its ranking #61, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its group. In 2018, 10 times more boys were named Landon than the next most popular name, Landen. Landon has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Landon: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"
A famous person named Landon is Soccer Player, Landon Donovan, born 4 March 1982, Ontario, California.