What does Leonie mean?
Leonie /le-onie/ [3 sylls.] 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.
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. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Leonie for girls. Leonie reached its highest rank of #712 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Leona (#738 in 2014), Lonie, Lonna, Lonnie, Loni, Leontine, Leone, Leola and Lona are the prominent alternative forms of Leonie. Variants like Lonee are seldom used. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.3959%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0262%, down 93.4%), with forms like Leola, Lona, Leonie, Leone and Lonie falling out of style. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Leonie and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)