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, Top 9%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#324 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leonard for boys. Leonard reached its highest rank of #39 in the U.S. in 1920-1929. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leonard and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leo (#97), Leonardo (#114), Leon (#321), Leonidas (#566), Leonard (#662), Lee (#701), Lonny, Lenard, Lennie, Lenny and Len. (2014 statistics).