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What does Leonhard mean?

Leonhard Pronunciation of Leonhard 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


VARIANTS Lonnard, Leonerd, Lennerd, Lennard, Lenard

RELATED FORMS VIA LEONARD Lennart, Leonardo, Leondaus, Leonid



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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?

Popular alternative forms of Leonhard (NOT RANKED) rated in the Top 2000 are Lenard, Lennard, Leonard (#633 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) and Leonardo (#92). Other variants, like Lennerd, are seldom used. These forms of Leonhard were favored in the 1920s (AVERAGE #863) and are somewhat less popular today (#1181, 50% LESS USAGE), with forms such as Lenard becoming less fashionable. Leonard has been the overall favorite, though Leonardo has gained in usage. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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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