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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 (#2216 out of 150436, Top 1%). (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 these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4305%) and is now much lower (usage 0.2949%, down 31.5%), 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, and 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.