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What does Leonel mean?

Leonel Pronunciation of Leonel as a name for boys has its root in Latin, and the name Leonel means "lion". Leonel is an alternate form of Leo (Latin): a common name in Roman times. Leonel is also a Spanish form of Lionel (Latin).




VARIANTS Lyonnell, Lyonnel, Lyonel, Lyinell, Lonnell, Lonell, Lionnell, Lionnel, Lionell

OTHER FORMS VIA LEO, LIONEL Lee, Leon, Leoncio, Leonello, Lion, Lionello, Lionelo, Lyon, Lyonelo



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How popular is Leonel?

Leonel is a somewhat popular first name for men (#742 out of 1220, Top 61%) and also a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#112365 out of 150436, Top 75%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Leonel was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #357 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Lee (#689 LAST YEAR), Leo (#50), Leon (#238), Lionel (#634), Lionell and Lonnell are the prominent alternative forms of Leonel (#357). Usage of these relations of Leonel reached its peak a century ago (ADOPTION OF 1%) and is somewhat lower today (ADOPTION 0.6%, DOWN 45.8%). Leo has been the most popular choice, although Lionel appears to be gaining popularity too, while versions such as Lee have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leonel, Lee, Leo, Leon, Lionel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lionell, Lonnell 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-sounding names are Arondel (see Arundel), Avenel, Bertel, Bethel, Betuel, Brunel, Burnel (see Burnell), Dannel, Dekel, Derrel, Emonuel (see Emmanuel), Feivel, Feiwel, Herzel, Hevel, Howel, Jerel, Jeriel, Joel, Jorel, Kemuel, Kendel, Keppel, Kornel, Lane, Layne, Leander, Ledell, Ledon, Lemond, Lemuel, Len, Lendell, Lennerd, Lennie, Lennox, Lenny, Lenox, Leone, Leonerd, Leonid, Leonides, Leonis, Leopold, Lerone, Leslea (see Leslie), Lesley, Levell, Levon, Lewes, Lexer, Lioni, Loeb, Lonn, Lonne, Lonza, Lonzo, Loren, Lovel, Lovell, Lowe, Lowel, Lowell, Loyal, Merrel, Montel, Neel, Noel, Petuel, Reuel, Rodel, Ronel, Wendel and Yoel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Leonel.

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