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Leone (boy)

What does Leone mean?

Leone Pronunciation of Leone [leone] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Leone) has its roots in Greek and Old German, and the meaning of the name Leone is "lion strength". Leone is a version of Leon (Greek): variation of Leo. Leone is also a variation of Leonard (Old German). Leone is also used as a variation of Napoleon.

Associated with: greek, lion, strength.


Leone has 2 variants: Len and Lenn.

13 more alternative forms via Leon, Leonard, Napoleon: Lee, Lennerd, Lennie, Lenny, Leo, Leoncio, Leonerd, Leonid, Leonides, Leonis, Lioni, Lionni and Lonny.

Creative forms:
(male) Leoone, Lyone, ..

(female) Lele, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leone Joaquin (L.J.), ..

How popular is Leone?

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Leone (not ranked) are Lee (#679 last year), Len, Lennie, Lenny (#1145), Leo (#91), Leon (#314), Leonard (#653), Lonny and Napoleon. Adoption of these relations of Leone was well-received during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 1.4%) and is now much lower (usage 0.35%, 75.2% less), with versions such as Lee becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lee, Len, Lennie, Lenny, Leo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leon, Leonard, 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, Lewayne, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn, Lyn, Lynn and Lyon. Other suggested similar names are Benne, Berne, Boone, Deane, Dene, Gene, Heine, Herne, Jerone, Keane, Keene, Keyne, Ledon, Lemond, Leondre, Leonel, Leron, Lerone, Levon, Lionel, Long, Lorne, Lowe, Lyonel, Lyons, Rene, Renne, Roone, Stone and Verne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leone.

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