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What does Leontyne mean?

Leontyne Pronunciation of Leontyne [leon-tyne] as a girls' name is pronounced LEE-'n-teen, LAY-'n-teen. It is of French origin. Feminine of Leon, made familiar by opera celebrity Leontyne Price.

Associated with: opera.


Leontyne has 2 variants: Leontina and Leontine.

Affiliated girl name: Leona.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Leontyne Molly (L.M.), ..

How popular is Leontyne?

Leontyne is an uncommon first name for females. Leontyne is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Leona (#683 via latest list), Leontine and Leon are the popular related forms of Leontyne (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Leontyne was at its apex in the 1910s (median #956) and is now significantly lower (#1561, 93%). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leon, Leona, Leontine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Austyne, Celestyne (see Celeste), Corryne, Deanne, Delayne, Delfyne, Delyne, Deonne, Dionne, Doryne (see Doreen), Eglantyne, Fontaine, Georgene, Germayne, Jeanine, Jenene, Jennine, Jestine, Joslyne, Justyne, Lantana, Larayne, Layne, Leandre, Leanne, Ledonna, Leeahnne (see Liane), Leianne, Lenette, Lenna, Lenore, Lenorre (see Lenore), Lenya, Leoine, Leoline, Leonara, Leonarda, Leonarde (see Leonarda), Leonda, Leondra, Leone, Leonelle, Leonie, Leonine, Leonline (see Leonie), Leonor, Leonore, Lerayne, Letice, Lettice, Levonne, Lexine, Leyanne, Lianne, Lindynn, Loirane (see Loire), Lonee, Lorayne, Lorrayne, Lorrynn (see Lauren), Loryn, Lotie, Lotte, Lotty, Louanne, Lowrynn (see Lauren), Luanne, Lynne, Monteene (see Montana), Reanne, Renne, Rhondene, Romayne, Teone and Yvonne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Leontyne.

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