Name Leo Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Leo


Leo is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Leo thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Leo

Leo is a name for boys and seldom for girls. It is a variant of the ancient Greek name Leon and a short form of the Old German names Leopold and Leonhard or Leonie and Leonore.

What is the meaning of the name Leo?

Leo means “lion” or “lioness” (from ancient Greek “léon/λέων” or Latin “leo”).

Pronunciation of Leo

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Popularity of the name Leo

The name Leo is ranked #215 overall.

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