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What does Lyonel mean?

Lyonel Pronunciation of Lyonel [ly-onel] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Lyonel is "lion". Lyonel is an alternate form of Lionel (Latin).

Associated with: lion.


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

5 more different relations via Lionel: Leonello, Lionello, Lionelo, Lyonelo and Lyonnello.

Creative forms:
(male) Seonel, ..

(female) Lyrel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyonel Roland (L.R.), ..

How popular is Lyonel?

Lyonel is an uncommon first name for men. Lyonel is an equivalently rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Leonel (#389 a year ago), Lionel (#643), Lionell and Lonnell are the prominent alternative forms of Lyonel (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Lyonel was well-received among parents in 2015 (adoption of 0.1%). Leonel and Lionel are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names in this list. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Lyonel is alike in pronunciation to Lennell. Other suggested similar names are Arnel, Brunel, Burnel (see Burnell), Cornel, Darnel, Donnel, Donzel, Emonuel (see Emmanuel), Giovel, Howel, Hywel, Joel, Jorel, Kornel, Laine, Lane, Larnell, Layne, Lemuel, Leon, Leone, Leonerd, Leonid, Leonis, Lerone, Lindel, Lion, Lioni, Lionni (see Leon), Loeb, Loew, Logen, Lon, Long, Lonn, Lonne, Lonny, Lonza, Lonzell, Lonzo, Loren, Lorne, Louvel, Lovel, Lovell, Lowe, Lowel, Lowell, Loyal, Lyall, Lydell, Lyell, Lyle, Lyn, Lynden, Lynley, Lynn, Lyon, Lyons, Lyron, Lysle, Lytten, Montel, Mykel, Noel, Nowel, Nygel, Parnel, Powel, Rodel, Ronel, Sorel, Tyrel and Yoel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lyonel.

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