Leo - boys name

Leo name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 100%

Leo name meaning:

The name Leo is of Latin origin and is derived from the Latin word "leo," which means "lion." As a result, the name Leo is often interpreted to mean "lion-like" or "brave as a lion."

The lion has been historically regarded as a symbol of strength, courage, and royalty, and these qualities are often associated with the name Leo. The name has a long history of use and has been borne by numerous saints, popes, and historical figures.

Leo is a classic and timeless name that has remained popular in various cultures and regions. It is appreciated for its simplicity, strong sound, and positive associations.

Origin: Latin

A lion.


Saints names

Related names

Leo , Lenda, Lennart, Lenora , Lenore, Leola , Leoma, Leon , Leonda, Leondra, Leondrea, Leonela, Leonora , Leontina, Leontyne, Lionel , Poldie

Other boys names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 6 out of 4789

3465 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Leo

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