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What does Leonello mean?

Leonello Pronunciation of Leonello [leonel-lo] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and Leonello means "lion". Leonello is an alternate form of Leo (Latin): a common name in Roman times. Leonello is also a variation of Lionel (Latin).

Associated with: lion.


Leonello has 5 variants: Lionello, Lionelo, Lionnello, Lyonelo and Lyonnello.

9 more different relations via Leo, Lionel: Leoncio, Leonel, Lionell, Lionnell, Lonell, Lonnell, Lyinell, Lyonel and Lyonnell.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Leonello Edmond (L.E.), ..

How popular is Leonello?

Leonello is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Leonello is an equivalently uncommon last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Leo (#91 from recent data), Leonel (#389), Lionel (#643), Lonnell and Lionell are the popular varying forms of Leonello (outside Top 2000). These relations of Leonello were popular as baby names 125 years ago (usage of 0.4%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.3%, down 28.6%). Leo is the steady favorite, although Leonel appears to be gaining favor too. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leo, Leonel, Lionel, Lionell, Lonnell in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Antonello, Bernelle (see Burnell), Donell, Fiorello, Larnell, Ledell, Lemuel, Lendell, Lennell, Leonardo, Leone, Leonerd, Leopoldo, Levell, Levelle, Lionnel, Lonzell, Lornell (see Lorne), Lovell, Lowell, Lyonnel, Pernell, Ronell, Ronello and Vernell. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leonello.

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