Infographic of Leonard name meaning, which is “Tough as a lion,” from the Latin leoninus (like a lion) and the Germanic hart (bold, tough).
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Leonard Name Popularity

How popular is the name Leonard? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 46 767 0.2178%
1911 46 937 0.2516%
1912 45 1,909 0.3785%
1913 46 2,266 0.3997%
1914 45 2,916 0.4184%
1915 44 3,978 0.4378%
1916 42 4,325 0.4477%
1917 41 4,683 0.4681%
1918 41 4,978 0.4638%
1919 39 5,004 0.4779%
1920 38 5,504 0.495%
1921 39 5,646 0.4931%
1922 38 5,403 0.485%
1923 37 5,482 0.4894%
1924 38 5,593 0.4816%
1925 38 5,462 0.4832%
1926 38 5,397 0.4907%
1927 40 5,309 0.4796%
1928 42 5,133 0.4797%
1929 42 4,822 0.4655%
1930 45 4,654 0.4455%
1931 48 4,269 0.4325%
1932 48 4,098 0.4148%
1933 47 3,951 0.4241%
1934 52 3,829 0.3961%
1935 54 3,800 0.391%
1936 54 3,712 0.3853%
1937 58 3,468 0.3519%
1938 57 3,662 0.3577%
1939 54 3,705 0.3642%
1940 54 3,815 0.3589%
1941 54 3,980 0.3536%
1942 57 4,364 0.3456%
1943 55 4,610 0.3531%
1944 56 4,182 0.3374%
1945 57 4,119 0.3377%
1946 67 4,697 0.3183%
1947 70 5,156 0.3089%
1948 71 4,780 0.2994%
1949 74 4,548 0.2827%
1950 77 4,582 0.2846%
1951 80 4,736 0.2793%
1952 82 4,615 0.2644%
1953 85 4,414 0.2494%
1954 85 4,485 0.2453%
1955 88 4,258 0.2315%
1956 89 4,367 0.2312%
1957 94 4,329 0.225%
1958 103 4,011 0.2122%
1959 109 3,737 0.1967%
1960 113 3,633 0.1917%
1961 114 3,421 0.1812%
1962 117 3,146 0.1714%
1963 118 3,040 0.1694%
1964 115 3,069 0.1744%
1965 120 2,707 0.1655%
1966 125 2,445 0.1566%
1967 125 2,402 0.1583%
1968 128 2,241 0.1492%
1969 133 2,248 0.1459%
1970 144 2,290 0.1439%
1971 146 2,029 0.135%
1972 151 1,687 0.1239%
1973 150 1,650 0.1273%
1974 165 1,442 0.1109%
1975 166 1,409 0.1096%
1976 177 1,294 0.1004%
1977 178 1,270 0.0942%
1978 178 1,287 0.0957%
1979 192 1,234 0.0875%
1980 194 1,257 0.086%
1981 208 1,169 0.0795%
1982 203 1,173 0.0785%
1983 211 1,066 0.0722%
1984 215 1,036 0.0696%
1985 241 925 0.0609%
1986 247 875 0.058%
1987 242 928 0.0608%
1988 260 867 0.0556%
1989 267 879 0.0545%
1990 302 813 0.0491%
1991 306 810 0.0497%
1992 333 725 0.0454%
1993 351 631 0.0405%
1994 373 600 0.0391%
1995 429 491 0.0326%
1996 416 508 0.0339%
1997 472 416 0.0281%
1998 470 430 0.0287%
1999 478 427 0.0285%
2000 503 413 0.027%
2001 521 383 0.0254%
2002 565 342 0.0228%
2003 573 344 0.0226%
2004 588 335 0.022%
2005 596 333 0.0218%
2006 622 336 0.0215%
2007 668 311 0.0197%
2008 613 363 0.0235%
2009 708 281 0.0188%
2010 625 337 0.0234%
2011 715 268 0.0188%
2012 693 287 0.0201%
2013 687 292 0.0205%
2014 669 321 0.022%
2015 652 338 0.0232%
2016 596 400 0.0277%
2017 601 387 0.0277%
2018 622 360 0.0262%
2019 606 389 0.0287%

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Names Like Leonard

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What names are variants of Leonard?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Leonard.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Lee

Pasture or meadow

English

#667 (0.0221%)  
Len

Lion strength

German

Lenard

Lion strength

German

Lenn

Lion strength

German

Lennard

Lion strength

German

Lennart

Lion strength

German

Lennerd

Lion strength

German

Lennie

Lion strength

German

Lenny

English

#1,544 (0.0031%)  
Leo

Lion

Latin

#50 (0.4891%)  
Leon

Lion

Greek

#235 (0.1151%)  
Leonardo

Brave lion

Italian

#92 (0.3046%)  
Leondaus

Lion strength

German

Leone

Lion strength

Greek

#2,550 (0.0004%)  
Leonerd

Lion strength

German

Leonhard

Lion strength

German

Leonid

Lion strength

German

#2,777 (0.0004%)  
Leonidas

Lion strength

German

#491 (0.0386%)  
Leonides

Lion strength

German

Leonis

Lion strength

German

Lonnard

Lion strength

German

Lonny

From Laurentum; lion strength

Spanish


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Siblings of Leonard

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Royal

Of the King

English

#753 (0.0208%)  

1 Comment

  1. Was my grandfathers first name – and was super close to him. He passed away when I was little,but knew my whole life if I had a boy he would be named after him!

    We like that it really isn’t a common/ popular name and it’s old school. We usually shorten and use Len!


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