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Leo meaning and name origin

Leo \leo\ as a boy's name is pronounced LEE-oh. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Leo is "lion". A common name in Roman times, and the name of 13 popes, including Leo the Great (fifth century), who successfully dealt with Attila the Hun when the Vandals conquered Rome. Author Leo Tolstoy; actor Leo G. Carroll.

Leo has 9 variant forms: Lee, Leon, Leoncio, Leonel, Leonello, Leontios, Lev, Lion and Lyon.

For more information, see also related names Leomaris, Leander, Leonard and Leopold.

Leo is also pronounced similarly to La-, Le, Le-, Lea, Lew, Lleu, Loew, Lou and Loy. Other suggested similar baby names are Lem, Len, Les, Lex, Lexo, Reo and Teo.

View a list of the 8 names that reference Leo.


Popularity of Leo

Leo is a very popular first name for males (#168 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6217 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Leo name for boys (2012 statistics). Compare Leo with its variant forms and related boy baby names.


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

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

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