What does Leonel mean?
Leonel [leonel] as a name for boys has its root in 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 Spanish form of Lionel (Latin).
Associated with: lion.
(male) Leonelli, Leonelly, ..
(female) Leonelli, Leonelly, .. Middle name pairings:
Leonel Uriah (L.U.), ..
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Leonel for boys. Leonel was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #389 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Lee (#679 last year), Leo (#91), Leon (#314), Lionel (#643), Lionell and Lonnell are the prominent alternative forms of Leonel (#389 last year). Usage of these relations of Leonel reached its peak a century ago (adoption of 1%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.4%, down 62.6%). Leo has been the most popular choice, although Lionel appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Lee have become less popular.
Leonel▲ is pronounced similarly to Lennell. Other suggested similar names are Arondel (see Arundel), Avenel, Bertel, Bethel, Betuel, Brunel, Burnel (see Burnell), Dannel, Dekel, Derrel, Emonuel (see Emmanuel), Feivel, Feiwel, Herzel, Hevel, Howel, Jerel, Jeriel, Joel, Jorel, Kemuel, Kendel, Keppel, Kornel, Lane▲, Layne▲, Leander▼, Ledell, Ledon, Lemond, Lemuel▼, Len, Lendell, Lennerd, Lennie, Lennox▲, Lenny, Lenox, Leone, Leonerd, Leonid, Leonides, Leonis, Leopold, Lerone, Leslea (see Leslie), Lesley, Levell, Levon, Lewes, Lexer, Lioni, Loeb, Lonn, Lonne, Lonza, Lonzo▼, Loren▼, Lovel, Lovell, Lowe, Lowel, Lowell▼, Loyal, Merrel, Montel, Neel, Noel▲, Petuel, Reuel, Rodel, Ronel, Wendel and Yoel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leonel.See names in meaning and etymology.