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What does Leonel mean?

Leonel \le(o)-nel\ as a name for boys means "lion". Leonel is a form of Leo (Latin). Leonel is also a variation of Lionel (Latin): used in the Middle Ages.


Leonel has 9 variants: Lionell, Lionnel, Lionnell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lyinell, Lyonel, Lyonnel and Lyonnell.

Leonel has 13 more different forms via Leo, Lionel: Lee, Leon, Leoncio, Leonello, Leontios, Lev, Lion, Lionello, Lionelo, Lionnello, Lyon, Lyonelo and Lyonnello.


Leonel is a somewhat popular first name for men (#742 out of 1220, Top 61%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leonel name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leonel outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Leonel and affiliated names. Lee (#701 last year), Leo (#97), Leon (#321) and Lionel (#660) are the prominent alternative forms of Leonel (#430 last year). Usage of this boy name reached its peak during the years 1910-1919 and has become significantly lower since, 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, with Leo and Lionel enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo, Leon, Leonel, Lionel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lee, Leo, Leon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Leonel is pronounced similarly to Lennell. Other suggested similar baby names are Lemuel and Leone. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leonel.