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Origin & Meaning

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

The meaning of Leo is "lion".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 97 in baby name popularity for boys with 3936 occurrences.  It ranked 7844 in popular baby names for girls with 15 occurrences. 

View the Leo Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Leo has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Leo to other names.


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Related Names

Leo is a diminutive (nickname) of Leon.

The names Leola, Leos are all forms of Leo.

Other Tidbits

Leo falls into the name categories animal, classic.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Leo Tolstoy.

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.

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English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.