US Popularity:130
Meaning:Lion-hearted; brave as a lion
Leonardo is a masculine name of German origin meaning “lion-hearted” or “brave as a lion.” It is derived from the Germanic name Leonhard with leo translating to “lion” and hard meaning “brave,” “hardy,” or “strong.” Although originating in Germany, Leonardo is a popular spelling in Italy, Spain, and Portugal, with Leonard being a well-loved variation in German. With a name like Leonardo, your little lion will be sure to embrace the bravery and resilience their name symbolizes.

Famous People Named Leonardo

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  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Leonardo is currently #994 on The Bump
Boy:Leonardo is currently #261 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Leonardo is currently #130 in U.S. births
Boy:Leonardo is currently #50 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 17
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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