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What does Leone mean?

Leone \le(o)-ne\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Leone). Leone's roots are Greek and Old German, and the meaning of the name Leone is "lion strength". Leone is a derivative of Leon (Greek): variant of Leo. Leone is also a variation of Leonard (Old German). Leone is also used as a variation of Napoleon.


Leone has 2 variants: Len and Lenn.

Leone has 24 more alternative forms via Leon, Leonard, Napoleon: Lee, Lenard, Lennard, Lennart, Lennerd, Lennie, Lenny, Leo, Leonardo, Leoncio, Leondaus, Leonerd, Leonhard, Leonid, Leonidas, Leonides, Leonis, Lioni, Lionisio, Lionni, Lonnard, Lonny, Nap and Napoleone.


Leone is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2575 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leone and associated names. Popular related forms of Leone (#unlisted) are Lee (#701 last year), Len, Lenard, Lennie, Lenny, Leo (#97), Leon (#321), Leonard (#662), Leonardo (#114), Leonidas (#566), Lonny and Napoleon. Adoption of this boy name reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 and is now much lower, with versions such as Lee, Len, Lenny, Lonny and Napoleon becoming somewhat outmoded. Leo (#97), Leonardo (#114) and Leonidas (#566) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns here. There is also a rekindling in birth name usage for Leo. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lonny, Napoleon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Leone is alike in pronunciation to Laine, Lane, Layne, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lonne and Lyon. Other suggested similar baby names are Leonel and Lerone. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leone.