Leonardo - boys name

Leonardo name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Leonardo name meaning:

The name Leonardo is of Italian origin and holds significant meaning. It is derived from the Germanic name "Leonhard," which combines the elements "leo," meaning lion, and "hard," meaning brave or strong. Thus, the name Leonardo can be interpreted as "brave lion" or "strong lion," symbolizing courage, power, and strength.

Historically, the name Leonardo is closely associated with the great Italian artist and inventor, Leonardo da Vinci, who is renowned for his extraordinary talent, creativity, and intellect. As a result, the name Leonardo carries an artistic and imaginative connotation, representing a person with a deep appreciation for beauty and a keen intellect. Individuals named Leonardo often possess a creative spirit, an inquisitive mind, and a strong desire to make a significant impact in the world through their artistic endeavors or innovative ideas.

In modern times, the name Leonardo has gained popularity and is often chosen for boys as a tribute to the revered artist or simply because it is a strong and timeless name. It exudes a sense of nobility, elegance, and uniqueness, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name that embodies strength, creativity, and an enduring legacy.

Origin: Italian

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Overall UK ranking: 116 out of 4789

498 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (273)

Historical popularity of Leonardo

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