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Leonard 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. Leonardo is Italian, Spanish, borne by artist Leonardo da Vinci, who is considered to be one of the most brilliant and creative men who ever lived. 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.
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Popularity of Leonard
Leonard is a very popular first name for men (#107 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#324 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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