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Leo Meaning


What does Leo mean?

The name Leo is of Greek, English and Latin origin.

The meaning of Leo is "lion".

Leo is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 3 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Lee-o.

The Given Name Leo

Leo is a diminutive of Leon. See Leon for further details.

Leo is a name with class.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Leo falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Leo Boivin, and Leo Delibes.

Leo Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 50 in baby name popularity for boys with 6,719 occurrences. It ranked 6,370 in baby name popularity for girls with 19 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 61 in baby name popularity for boys with 5,950 occurrences. It ranked 6,960 in baby name popularity for girls with 17 occurrences.

The trend's your friend. See how Leo has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Leo Name Popularity Page.

Leo Related Names

Leo is a diminutive of Leon.

The names Leola, Leos are all forms of Leo.

Famous Leos

  • Leo ~ Saint, Byzantine Emperor Leo VI the Wise (886-912), Byzantine Emperor Leo V the Armenian (813-820), Byzantine Emperor Leo IV the Khazar (775-780), Byzantine Emperor Leo III the Isaurian (717-741), Byzantine Emperor Leontius (695-698)
  • Leo Boivin ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Leo Delibes ~ Musician
  • Leo Esaki ~ Nobel Prize for Physics 1973
  • Leo Fender ~ Scientist, Business Mogul
  • Leo I the Great ~ Pope (440-461)
  • Leo Ignatius Mangin ~ Saint
  • Leo II ~ Saint, Pope (682-683)
  • Leo III ~ Pope (795-816), Saint
  • Leo IV ~ Saint, Pope (847-855)
  • Leo IX ~ Saint, Pope (1049-1054)
  • Leo Karasuma ~ Saint
  • Leo Kombiogi ~ Saint
  • Leo Luke ~ Saint
  • Leo McKern ~ Actor
  • Leo Nakanishi ~ Saint
  • Leo Nomellini ~ Football Player
  • Leo of Carentan ~ Saint
  • Leo of Lucca ~ Saint
  • Leo of Nonantula ~ Saint
  • Leo of Saint Bertin ~ Saint
  • Leo Satsuma ~ Saint
  • Leo Suchiemon ~ Saint
  • Leo Tanaka ~ Saint
  • Leo the Great ~ Saint
  • Leo Tolstoy ~ Writer
  • Leo V ~ Pope (903)
  • Leo VI ~ Pope (928)
  • Leo VII ~ Pope (936-939)
  • Leo VIII ~ Pope (964-965)
  • Leo von Caprivi ~ German Chancellor (1890-1894)
  • Leo X ~ Pope (1513-1521)
  • Leo XI ~ Pope (1605)
  • Leo XII ~ Pope (1823-1829)
  • Leo XIII ~ Pope (1878-1903)

Leo Numerology

What will your new littleLeo be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Leo are often ordinary and impressive but most of all they are read more >>

Leo Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Leo in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Leo.

Just for fun, see the name Leo in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Leo in Nautical Flags page.