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Leonidas

What does Leonidas mean?

Leonidas Pronunciation of Leonidas [leonidas] as a boys' name has its root in Old German, and the meaning of Leonidas is "lion strength". Leonidas is an alternate form of Leonard (Old German).

Associated with: lion, strength.

Variations

4 alternative forms via Leonard: Leondaus, Leonid, Leonides and Leonis.

Creative forms:
(male) Lindas, Londas, ..

(female) Leonida, Leonila, ..

Middle name pairings:
Leonidas Davon (L.D.), ..

How popular is Leonidas?

Leonidas is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#92601 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Leonidas reached its top position of #519 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonidas name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent variation form of Leonidas (#519 a year ago) is Leonard (#653 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Leonidas was more pronounced among parents a century ago (adoption of 0.5%) and has become much less since, with the form Leonard becoming less stylish. Leonidas is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonidas, Leonard in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adonias, Aeneas, Aenneas, Aonghas, Cordas, Euodias, Fernandas, Georas, Jonas, Josias, Landan, Landis, Leander, Leandre, Leandro, Leandros, Lemond, Lendall, Lennie, Leomaris, Leon, Leonardo, Leoncio, Leondre, Leone, Leonel, Leonello, Leonerd, Leonhard, Leontios, Lewis, Lexis, Lindal, Lioni, Lionisio (see Leon), London, Lonza, Loucas, Louis, Loukas, Lyons, Rhodas, Rodas, Seoras, Tobias, Yonas and Zenas. These names tend to be more commonly used than Leonidas.

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