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Lionel Meaning


What does Lionel mean?

The name Lionel is of French origin.

The meaning of Lionel is "young lion, lion cub".

Lionel is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Lio-nel.

The Given Name Lionel

Lionel is good for parents who want a name that is elegant and fearless.

A name fit for a child full of allure and familiarity, a little seeker.

A name that will flow off your tongue.

Lionel falls into the animal name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Lionel Barrymore, Lionel Conacher, and Lionel Jospin.

Lionel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 643 in baby name popularity for boys with 405 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 661 in baby name popularity for boys with 388 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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

Lionel Related Names

Variants of the name Lionel include Lionell.

Famous Lionels

  • Lionel Barrymore ~ Actor
  • Lionel Conacher ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Lionel Jospin ~ French Prime Minister (1997-2002)
  • Lionel Messi ~ Soccer Player

Lionel Numerology

What will your new littleLionel be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Lionel Name Fun

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

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Lionel.

Just for fun, see the name Lionel 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 Lionel in Nautical Flags page.