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Meaning and name origin
Leonel \le(o)-nel\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Leonel is "lion". Leonel is a variant of Lionel (Latin): used in the Middle Ages.
Leonel has 9 variant forms: Lionell, Lionnel, Lionnell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lyinell, Lyonel, Lyonnel, Lyonnell.
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).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Leonel for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Leonel and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leo, Leonel and Lionel. (2015 statistics).
Leonel is also pronounced similarly to Lennell. Other suggested similar baby names are Lemuel, Leone, Leonello, Lionelo and Lyonelo. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leonel.