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


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

What is the 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 does the name Leo mean?

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 #168 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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