Meaning and name origin
Leone \le(o)-ne\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Leone), is of Greek and Old German origin, and the meaning of Leone is "lion strength". Leone is a variant of Leon (Greek): variant of Leo. Also a variant of Leonard (Old German): name of a saint from the Middle Age who was patron of prisoners. Leone is also used as a variant of Napoleon.
Leone is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2575 out of 88799, Top 3%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leone and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leon (#321), Leonard (#662), Napoleon and Len. (2014 statistics).
Leone is also pronounced similarly to Laine, Lane▲, Layne▲, Lion, Lon▼, Lonn, Lonne and Lyon. Other suggested similar baby names are Lennie, Lenny▼, Leonel▲, Lerone and Lioni. These names tend to be more commonly used than Leone.