GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: LEN-ərd (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)
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