Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Landry

Landry is the transferred use of an French patronymic surname derived from the ancient Germanic personal name “Land-rīc” which meant “powerful land”. One of the earliest records of this name in existence is that of an early 5th century French saint, Landry of Seés (northwestern France). In the 7th century there was another French saint Landry of Paris who built one of the first major hospitals in Paris during a period of great famine. Lastly there was the 11th century St. Landry of Savoy who served as a parish priest of two French villages near the Italian border. When Landry admonished some of the town’s sinners for their errant ways he was thrown into the Arc River and drowned. According to legend, the church bells spontaneously pealed on their own and a processional cross appeared miraculously advancing toward the village gates as if being carried by an invisible bearer. The townspeople followed the cross to the river where they were led to the priest’s body. St. Landry’s parishioners fetched him from the water, returned to the church and gave the martyred priest a proper burial. Oddly enough Landry is no longer popular in France (either as a surname or a personal name). Rather the French surname became more common in places like Canada (Quebec region) and the United States (Louisiana or Cajun regions). Landry is also sometimes considered the transferred use of an English surname with Anglo-Saxon origins and derived from an occupational name (i.e., a medieval job to launder or wash textiles). Landry is really not considered a given name, although it recently came into usage for little boys in America, most likely influenced by legendary football coach Tom Landry.

All About the Baby Name – Landry

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME LANDRY

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME LANDRY

Landry only just appeared on the American male naming charts in 2010. Since hitting the Top 1000 list of boy’s names Landry has already advanced over 200 positions. We are told that the name is used from time to time on baby girls although we have had a hard time finding evidence to support this assertion. In other words, if Landry is ever used as a girl’s name it has yet to make the Top 1000 list (which means it’s just too rare to even mention). On the other hand, Landry is most definitely bestowed on little boys. Given the name’s clear connection to the well-known professional football coach Tom Landry (Dallas Cowboys), this name is about football and cowboys rather than hopscotch and Barbies. It would be like naming your daughter Madden.

Quick Facts

ON LANDRY

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

764

PRONUNCIATION:

LAN-dree

SIMPLE MEANING:

Powerful land

Characteristics

OF LANDRY

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Landry

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME LANDRY

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Landry

Popular Songs

ON LANDRY

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Landry


Famous People

NAMED LANDRY

Landry Jones (football player)
Landry Fields (basketball players)
Landry N'Guémo (Cameroonian footballer)

Children of Famous People

NAMED LANDRY

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Landry

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME LANDRY

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Landry