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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.

There are 2 feminine forms of Leonard: Lenna and Leonarda.


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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee, Len, Lenard, Lennie, Lenny, Leo, Leon, Leonard, Leonardo, Leonidas, Lonny in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo, Leon, Leonardo outside U.S.