What does Leo mean?
Leo [leo] as a boys' 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.
1 feminine form: Leanna.Creative forms:
(male) Lle, ll, ..
(female) Leove, Lle, .. Middle name pairings:
Leo Liam (L.L.), ..
How popular is Leo?
Leo is a very prominent first name for males (#168 out of 1220, Top 14%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4296 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Leo reached its apex position of #43 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is at #91 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Leander (#1979 from current records), Lee (#679), Leon (#314), Leonard (#653), Leonel (#389), Leopold (#1693) and Lev (#1298) are the prominent related forms of Leo (#91 from current records). These forms of Leo were favored by parents during the years 1900-1909 (adoption of 1.4%) and are now much less widespread (adoption 0.4%, down 71.3%), with versions such as Leonard becoming less fashionable. Leonel is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here.
Leo is alike in pronunciation to La-, Le, Le-, Lea, Leigh, Lew▼, Lleu, Loew, Loewe, Loewy, Lou▼, Lowe, Loy and Lugh. Other suggested similar names are Lem▼, Len, Les, Lex, Lexo, Reo and Teo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leo.See names in meaning and etymology.