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What does Leonhard mean?

Leonhard Pronunciation of Leonhard [leon-hard] as a boys' name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of the name Leonhard is "lion strength". Leonhard is an alternate spelling of Leonard (Old German).

Associated with: lion, strength.


Leonhard has 5 variants: Lenard, Lennard, Lennerd, Leonerd and Lonnard.

4 more related forms via Leonard: Lennart, Leonardo, Leondaus and Leonid.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Leonhard Ronnie (L.R.), ..

How popular is Leonhard?

Leonhard is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#21605 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Leonhard (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000 are Lenard, Lennard, Leonard (#653 from current records) and Leonardo (#103). Other variants, like Lennerd, are seldom used. These forms of Leonhard were favored in the 1920s (average #863) and are now significantly less popular (#1189, 57% less usage), with forms such as Lenard becoming less fashionable. Leonard has been the overall favorite, though Leonardo has gained in usage. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lenard, Lennard, Leonard, Leonardo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leonhard and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barnhard, Bernard, Bernhald (see Bernal), Bernhard, Bernhardo (see Bernard), Dainhard (see Dainard), Eginhard, Einhard, Gerhard, Kennard, Kenward, Leondre, Lombard, Lothar, Maynhard, Meinhard, Meinhardt, Menard, Rainhard, Reinhard, Reinhardt, Reinhart, Renard, Rennard, Reynard, Vernard and Wernhar (see Werner). These names tend to be more frequently used than Leonhard.

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