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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • English : Grassy plain

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Long hill

What does Landon mean and stand for?

The name Landon is of Old English origin and means "long hill".

Syllables: 2

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Landon

Family name origins & meanings

  • English or Scottish : unexplained. Possibly, as Black suggests, a reduced form of Langdon.
  • French : from the old Germanic personal name element Lando (see Land), via the oblique case, Landonis.

Famous people with this last name

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Landon has been consistently popular, only recently falling from the top 60 where it had resided from 2006 to 2017. Despite the slow decline, Landon remains in the top 100.

However, it is the 24th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Landon was at its peak popularity in August 2020.

Originally used as a surname, Landon recalls the memory of Pa from Little House on the Prairie, played by Michael Landon. Recently, it is the name of soccer player Landon Donovan, football player Landon Johnson, and singer/songwriter Landon Pigg. It was chosen as a name for the sons of American Idol finalist Josh Gracin and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. Landon is also a popular choice for character names, appearing in Daria, Planet of the Apes, and A Walk to Remember.

Where is it Popular?

Landon was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Landon

  • Don
  • Donny
  • Landy
  • Lanno
  • Lonny

Pairs well with these middle names



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