What does Leonel mean?
Leonel /le-onel/ [3 sylls.] as a name for boys. Leonel's root is Latin, and the name Leonel means "lion". Leonel is an alternate form, with the suffix -nel, of Leo (Latin): a common name in Roman times. Leonel is also a variation of Lionel (Latin).
How popular is Leonel?
Leonel is a somewhat popular first name for men (#742 out of 1220, Top 61%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#112365 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Leonel for boys. Leonel was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #422 in the U.S. in 2005, and is currently at #430. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Lee (#701 last year), Leo (#97), Leon (#321) and Lionel (#660) are the prominent alternative forms of Leonel (#430 last year). Usage of these boy names reached its peak during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.6884%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.5582%, down 18.9%), with the forms Lee and Leon becoming less stylish. Leo (#97), Leonel (#430) and Lionel (#660) are three of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns here, and there is a rebound in baby name popularity for Leo and Lionel. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Leonel and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)