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Leonel meaning and name origin
Leonel \le(o)-nel\ as a boy's name has the meaning "lion" and is a variant of Leo (Latin): a common name in Roman times, and the name of 13 popes, including Leo the Great (fifth century), who successfully dealt with Attila the Hun when the Vandals conquered Rome. Also a variant of Lionel (Latin): used in the Middle Ages.
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Popularity of Leonel
Leonel is a somewhat popular first name for males (#742 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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