Leon's Name Day

This year Leon's Name day is on 11th April 2017

Leon is derived from the Latin, 'Lion'; Leon has a name day of 11th April and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Leo

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Leo has the following symbols associated

  • A statue of Mary
  • A pick-axe
  • A horse
  • Attila kneeling

Historically Famous Leons

Leo I was one of the greatest popes of the Church, being a learned theologican and an able, energetic and brave leader - for instance, he personally persuaded Attila the Hun not to invade Rome in 452, and prevented a massacre when Genseric (King of the Vandals) and his men eventually succeeded in invading Rome in 455. It was Leo's Tome which finally squashed the monophysite heresy which was becoming popular at that time (that is, that Christ's earthly self was always of a divine nature and therefore could not really suffer or die).

Other Names Day resources

Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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