Origin:Latin
Popularity:1351
Meaning:Little lion
Lionel is a boy’s name of Latin origin, meaning “little lion”. A small yet mighty being in his early years, baby Lionel will grow to be proud, fearless, and energetic, just like the wild creature from which he gets his name. A leonine name, this title is in the same family as both Leo and Leonardo. These three names share many things in common, particularly their notoriety amongst artists, academics, and sports stars. With so many positive influences to look to, baby Lionel will know that the sky—or maybe anything outside of what the light touches—is the limit.

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Source: Social Security Administration

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