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Meaning and name origin
Leonard \le(o)-na-rd\ as a boy's name is pronounced LEN-ard. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Leonard is "lion strength". Name of a saint from the Middle Age who was patron of prisoners. Composer Leonard Bernstein; actors Leonard Nimoy, Leonardo DiCaprio.
Leonard has 22 variant forms: Lee, Len, Lenard, Lenn, Lennard, Lennart, Lennerd, Lennie, Lenny, Leo, Leon, Leonardo, Leondaus, Leone, Leonerd, Leonhard, Leonid, Leonidas, Leonides, Leonis, Lonnard and Lonny.
Leonard is a very popular first name for males (#107 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#324 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leonard for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leonard and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lee, Len, Lenard, Lennie, Lenny, Leo, Leon, Leonard, Leonardo, Leonidas and Lonny. (2015 statistics).
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