What does Leontine mean?
Leontine [leon-tine] as a name for girls has its roots in Latin and French, and the name Leontine means "lion". Leontine is an alternate form of Leona (Latin): feminine of Leon. Leontine is also a variation of Leonie (Latin). Leontine is also used as a variation of Leontyne (French).
Associated with: lion.
(male) Middle name pairings:
Leontine Zinnia (L.Z.), ..
How popular is Leontine?
Leontine is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3489 out of 4276, Top 82%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Leontine entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #932 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Leontine listed in the Top 2000 are Leona (#683 last year), Leonie, Leonia and Leone. Usage of these forms of Leontine was at its highest during the years 1910-1919 (median #929) and has become much less since (#1736, 93% less usage), with forms like Leone falling out of fashion.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Bertine, Bettine, Deonne, Destine, Fantine, Fontaine, Georgine, Jeanine▼, Jeannine▼, Jenine, Jennine, Jensine, Jestine, Lantana, Leanne▼, Lenice, Lennice, Leoline, Leonarde (see Leonarda), Leonore, Leraine, Letice, Lettice, Lettie▼, Levonne, Lexine, Lonie▼, Lonnie, Loraine▼, Lorine▼, Lotie, Lottie▼ and Montina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leontine.See names in meaning and etymology.