What does Leonel mean?
Leonel /le-onel/ 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 Spanish form 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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history 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 Baby Names, 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 relations of Leonel reached its peak a century ago (adoption of 0.69%) and is somewhat lower today (adoption 0.56%, down 18.9%). Leo has been the most popular choice, although Lionel appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Lee have become less popular.
Thinking of names?
Leonel▲ is pronounced similarly to Lennell. Other suggested similar baby names are Arondel, Avenel, Bertel, Bethel, Betuel, Brunel, Burnel, Dannel, Dekel, Derrel, Emonuel, 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, 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.