What does Leonardo mean?
Leonardo \le(o)-nar-do, leon(a)-rdo\ 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.
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. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Leonardo for boys. Leonardo entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #114 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
The only other prominent variation form of Leonardo (#114 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000 is Leonard (#662 a year ago). Adoption of these boy names reached its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.6775%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.612%, down 9.7%), with the form Leonard becoming less in vogue. Leonardo (#114) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name among these. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Leonardo and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)