Leander from the Hero and Leander myth is a character from Greek myth, and has given his name to several individuals, at least one city and a number of warships and warship classes of the Royal Navy:


With the given name

* Saint Leander, the 6th century bishop who converted the son of the Visigothic king from Arianism
* Leander Babcock, a Democratic United States Representative for the 23rd district of New York
* Leander Cathcart, diplomat, slave, and sailor, notable for his narrative as a slave in Algiers for eleven years
* Leander Cox, a United States Representative from Kentucky.
* Leander Czerny, a Czech entomologist mainly interested in Diptera
* Leander Haußmann, a German theatre and film director
* Leander Starr Jameson, a British colonial statesman
* Leander Jordan, an American football offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons
* Leander Kahney, an American journalist
* Leander King, an American engineer
* Leander J. McCormick, an American philanthropist
* Leander H. McNelly, a Confederate officer and Texas Ranger captain
* Leander Paes, an Indian tennis player
* Leander Perez, a Louisiana Democratic Party political boss
* Leander J. Talbott, a former Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
* Leander Watts, an author of Young adult literature
* Leander G. Star, an American French horn player

With the Surname

* Brian S. Leander, an evolutionary morphologist at the University of British Columbia
* Kathy Leander, a Swiss singer
* Mike Leander, an arranger and record producer for Decca Records
* Richard Leander (pseudonym for Richard von Volkmann), a German surgeon and poet
* Zarah Leander, a Swedish actress

In fiction

* Leander Sydnor, a character on "The Wire"


* Leander Lake, Minnesota
* Leander, Texas
** Leander Independent School District
*** Leander High School



* Leander McCormick Observatory, named after Leander J. McCormick


As a legendarily good swimmer Leander has given his name to some swimming animals.

* "Leander", a genus of shrimp
* Anotomys leander, the Aquatic Rat



* See HMS Leander for a list of RN ships bearing the name Leander. The most prominent are the 1930's cruiser class and the 1960's frigate class.
** Leander, a fifty gun fourth rate, built in 1780, that fought at the Battle of the Nile.
** Leander class cruiser (1931)
***HMNZS Leander, a New Zealand Navy cruiser of World War II, lead ship of the class
** Leander class frigate
***HMS Leander (F109), a Royal Navy frigate, nameship of the class
* Leander (clipper), a Clipper built in 1867
* Leander (yacht), a modern cruising yacht


* LMS Jubilee Class 5690 Leander, a preserved steam locomotive
* Leander Colt Incline, a funicular railway


* Hero and Leander, a mythological poem by Christopher Marlowe
* Leander, a video game for the Commodore Amiga computer
* Leander Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs in the world, based in Henley-on-Thames, England

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