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What does Leonie mean?

Leonie \le(o)-nie\ 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.


Leonie has 10 variants: Leonda, Leondra, Leondrea, Leone, Leonela, Leoni, Leonie, Leonine, Leonline and Leontine.

Leonie has 14 more related variations via Leona, Loni: Leeona, Leeowna, Leoine, Leola, Leonelle, Leonia, Leontyne, Leowna, Lona, Lonee, Lonie, Lonna, Lonni and Lonnie.


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. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Leonie for girls. Leonie reached its highest rank of #712 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leonie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leonie outside U.S.

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Leonie and corresponding names. Leona (#738 in 2014), Lonie, Lonna, Lonnie, Loni, Leontine, Leone, Leola and Lona are the prominent alternative forms of Leonie listed in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the apex of its popularity during 1890-1899 and has become much less widespread since, with forms like Lonie, Lonnie, Lona, Leonie and Leola falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leola, Leona, Leone, Leonie, Leontine, Lona, Loni, Lonie, Lonna, Lonnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leonie and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leonie is pronounced similarly to Lanie, Lannie, Lenae and Linnie. Other recommended similar baby names are Leanne and Lene. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leonie.