First name origins & meanings:
- Greek: Lion
- German: Lion-hearted
- Italian: Fierce one from Naples
- African American: Lion in a new city
- Spanish: Holy oil used in church
First name variations: Leone, Leonidas, Leosko, Leonato, Leon, Lennard, Lenard, Lennart, Leonardo, Leonhard, Leon, Lennie, Lenny, Len, Lénárd, Leonárd, Leó, Leonard, Nappie, Nappy, Nap, Leon, Napoleon, Oleos
Last name origins & meanings:
- Southern Italian: nickname for a fierce or brave warrior, from
Latin leo ‘lion’.
- Italian: from a short form of the
personal name Pantaleo.
- Jewish: from the personal name
Leo (from Latin leo ‘lion’), borrowed from Christians as
an equivalent of Hebrew Yehuda (see Leib 3).
- English: from the Old French personal name Leon ‘lion’ (see Lyon
- Spanish: variant or derivative of the personal name
- Dutch: from Latin leo ‘lion’, applied
either a nickname for a strong or fearless man or a habitational name
for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a lion; or
alternatively from a personal name of the same derivation.
and Hungarian (Leó): Latinized form of Löwe (see
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