US Popularity:963
Other Origin(s):German
Meaning:Son of a lion; Brave as a lion
Originating from Greek and German roots, Leonidas is a baby boy name with multiple meanings. This name might ring a bell for Greek history fans as it is best known for the king of Sparta, Leonidas l. His Greek heroism has been immortalized throughout Western history as the epitome of bravery, known for fighting against costly odds. In Greek, Leonidas means "son of a lion," giving baby the strength for any battle. Similarly, Leonidas derives from the German name Leonard, meaning "brave as a lion." As baby Leonidas grows up, they'll be reminded to stay strong and break through the odds no matter what's stacked against them.

Leonidas Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Leonidas is currently #1707 on The Bump
Boy:Leonidas is currently #948 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Leonidas is currently #963 in U.S. births
Boy:Leonidas is currently #477 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 56
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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