What does Leonie mean?
Leonie [leonie] as a girls' name is pronounced LAY-o-nee, LEE-oh-nee, lay-OH-nee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Leonie is "lion". Léonie is the French feminine form of Leon, more popular in Europe than Leona. See also Loni.
Associated with: lion.
(female) Levonie, Lionie, ..
(male) Lele, .. Middle name pairings:
Leonie Brooklynn (L.B.), ..
How popular is Leonie?
Leonie is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2784 out of 4276, Top 65%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Leonie reached its highest rank of #714 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Leona (#683 in 2015), Loni, Lonie, Lonna, Lona, Lonnie, Leon, Leone, Leonia, Leola and Leontine are the prominent alternative forms of Leonie. Other variants, like Leoine, are seldom used. These relations of Leonie were favored as birth names a century ago (average #887) and have become much less conventional since, with forms like Leone going out of style.
Leonie is pronounced similarly to Lanae, Lani, Lanie, Lannie, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Leena, Leenah, Leina, Lena▼, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Leni, Lenna▼, Lenya, Leyna, Linnae, Linnie▼, Luannie, Lynae and Lynnae. Other recommended names are Bennie▼, Bernie, Bonie, Cleonie, Dennie, Deonne, Ebonie, Genie, Gennie, Henie, Hennie, Honie, Idonie, Ionie, Jeanie▼, Jenie, Jennie▼, Jonie, Laine, Lane, Layne, Lealie, Leann▼, Leanne▼, Leeanne, Leianne, Lene, Lenice, Lennice, Leoline, Leonor, Leslie▼, Lettie▼, Levonne, Leyanne, Lezlie, Liane, Lianne, Lorie▼, Lotie, Luane, Luanne▼, Lynne▼, Melonie, Nonie, Pennie, Renie, Rennie, Teenie, Teone, Teoni and Tonie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leonie.See names in meaning and etymology.