What does Leonardo mean?
Leonardo [le-onar-do] as a boys' name is of Old German, Spanish and Italian origin, and the meaning of Leonardo is "lion strength". Name borne by artist Leonardo da Vinci, who is considered to be one of the most brilliant and creative men who ever lived. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
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How popular is Leonardo?
Leonardo is a very prominent first name for males (#552 out of 1220, Top 45%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#7139 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Leonardo for boys. Leonardo reached its highest rank of #114 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
The only other prominent variation form of Leonardo (#114 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 is Leonard (#662 via latest list). Adoption of these forms of Leonardo was common in the 1920s (adoption of 0.5%) and has become much diminished since (adoption 0.2%, ▼59.3%), with the form Leonard going out of style. Leonardo is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these.
Suggested similar names are Barnardo, Bernard▼, Bernardo, Bernhardo (see Bernard), Edoardo, Fernando, Gennaro, Gerardo, Hernando, Jenaro, Jennaro, Jerardo, Kennard, Leandro▲, Lenard▼, Lennard, Lennart, Lennerd, Leomaris, Leoncio, Leondre, Leonello, Leonerd, Leonhard, Leonid, Leopoldo, Lombardo, Lonnard, Lotario, Menard, Reinaldo, Renado, Renaldo, Renard, Renardo, Rennard, Reynaldo, Reynard, Reynardo, Ronaldo, Teobaldo and Vernard. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leonardo.