Meaning and name origin
Leonie \le(o)-nie\ as a girl's 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.
Leonie is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2784 out of 4276, Top 65%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leonie for girls. Leonie reached its highest rank of #712 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Leonie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leona (#738), Leontine, Leone, Leonie and Loni. (2014 statistics).
Leonie is also pronounced similarly to Lanie, Lannie, Lenae, Leonia, Linnie, Lonee, Lonie and Lonnie. Other suggested similar baby names are Leanne, Lene and Leoine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leonie.