LEONARD
GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: LEN-…ôrd (English), le-AW-nahrt (Polish), LAY-o-nahrt (Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "brave lion", derived from the Germanic elements levon "lion" and hard "brave, hardy". This was the name of a 5th-century Frankish saint who is the patron of prisoners and horses. The Normans brought this name to England, though it did not become common there until the 19th century.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Lenard, Lennard (English), Leonhard (German), Lennart (Low German)
DIMINUTIVES: Len, Lennie, Lenny (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Lennart (Danish), Lennart (Finnish), Léonard (French), Leonardo (History), Leonardo (Italian), Lennart (Norwegian), Leonardo (Portuguese), Lenart (Slovene), Leonardo (Spanish), Lennart, Lelle (Swedish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #700 
England/Wales  ranked #343 
France  ranked #260