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Famous bearer: musician & poet Leonard Cohen.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2005
Sugar Ray Leonard is a former American boxer.
breakofday  12/17/2005
Leonard Sidney Woolf was a noted British political theorist, author, and civil servant, but perhaps now best known as husband to author Virginia Woolf.
― Anonymous User  12/22/2005
Famous bearer is Leonard Bernstein, an American composer and conductor.
― Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Leonard here:
_satu_  10/24/2006
Leonard Marx was Chico of the Marx Brothers.
dani_08  10/29/2006
There is an author named Leonard Goldberg.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Given name of rock star Lenny Kravitz and stand up comedian Lenny Bruce.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2007
I can't believe no one has mentioned the Star Trek connections here. Firstly Leonard Nemoy (or Nimoy can't remeber the spelling) played Spock. Secondly, Deforest Kelley's character Bones's (Dr. McCoy) first name was Leonard. And now for my opinion. This name is the epitome of cool.
YMPvt  3/17/2007
This is a very ugly name that would only fit an old man. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1989), arguably the best American composer, was originally named Lewis, but he had his name changed to Leonard when he was in his teens.
Rama  6/15/2007
I always thought this name was pronounced LEE-o-nard. And I have never heard it pronounced Len-nard until this year at school. (my new friend's name is Leonard.) Oh, wel, I guess it doesn't really matter, Because I call him Lenny anyway!
― Anonymous User  9/15/2007
Lynyrd Skynyrd is a Southern rock band most famous for their work throughout the 1970's. They composed the notorious anthems "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird". Allegedly, the band was named after the gym teacher of some of the members, named Leonard Skinner.
― Anonymous User  9/23/2007
I have no idea why but whenever I hear the name Leonard I burst out laughing. I know several other people that find this name oddly hysterical, so I would think twice before using it.
pandasayscynical  12/23/2007
Actor Leonard Rossiter, well remembered to this day for his roles in classic British sitcoms such as "Rising Damp" and "The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin".
Tytan  3/10/2008
Private Leonard L Church of the Halo-based online series Red vs Blue.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2008
Leonard is one of a number of non-Hebrew names popular with Jewish people, including Alan, Bernard, and Irving, among others.
Midgard666  12/10/2008
I researched it through German and Italian etymologists, "Lewenhart" is the origin. "Lewen" as an old form of Lion derived from Greek; and hart not meaning hard but cruel or hardy. Providing the idea of unmeasurable strength to the newborn as possessing a lion's hardiness.
Mingan  12/15/2008
When I grow up, if I have a little boy I will name him Lynyrd. I think it would be cute. I personally dislike the name Leonard, but I like the spelling of Lynyrd after the band Lynyrd Skynyrd. I am from Mississippi, and Lynyrd Skynryd was a Southern Rock band, and I don't know anyone that doesn't know Sweet Home Alabama by heart. That's why I plan on naming my little boy (if I even have a boy) Lynyrd when I grow up.
― Anonymous User  2/23/2009
I absolutely LOATHE the English pronunciation of this name. The name looks so nice, but when you hear someone say it I personally think it ruins it for me.
Shibbeh  5/9/2009
Dr. Leonard Hofstadter is a character on Big Bang Theory.
― Anonymous User  9/24/2009
Also an Irish surname. I admit the sound isn't the nicest, but as a surname, it works with most names. The people I've met with this surname, including my fiance, are the most incredible people I've ever met. They've battled though everything. Truly amazing people. Stupidly strong, they survive through everything where other people would give up. They deserve the meaning of their surname. Strong? It will never cover it. Truly AMAZING people. My impression of Leonard as a surname is immense. I'd be proud to pass this surname onto my children.

As for as a name. It's not terrible. It's not trendy, but it has a certain beauty, doesn't it? You cannot deny its strength.
neonturnip  10/5/2009
I quite like this name. I would prefer it to be pronounced leo-nard than lennard, and I totally hate the nickname Lenny, but I do like the nickname Leo. :)
walesgal92  11/14/2009
The band Lynyrd Skynyrd!
emily  2/5/2010
Also used in Croatia, but Leonardo is more popular.
goricar  3/17/2010
I like this name and I like Leo as a nickname.
FlakyMatt  5/15/2011
Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) was an American sculptor, printmaker, draughtsman and book designer.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2011
Name of the day on Sunday, February 5, 2012. I'm watching The Big Bang Theory right now!
Bazinga  2/5/2012
I absolutely love this name. Ever since The Big Bang Theory, I've found it to have a certain appeal. If I ever have a son, I definitely want him to be named Leonard, with the nickname Leo. Lenny kind of ruins the name for me, because that is more associated with old men rather than the name itself.
penguino1  7/9/2012
This name is also used in Germany and The Netherlands. In the latter country, it is a top 1000 name (for all ages). It was used most often between 1945 and 1968 (with 140 births in 1962 being the highest number), after which the name slowly declined in popularity. There were only 14 Leonards born in 2011.

The Dutch pronunciation of this name is: LAY-o-nahrt

A known Dutch bearer of this name is the politician Leonard Geluk (b. 1970). A known German bearer is the actor Leonard Lansink (b. 1956). [noted -ed]
Lucille  1/12/2013
Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr is a famous bearer.
shadow1999  2/11/2014
A novel by Matthew Quick is called 'Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock".
― Anonymous User  3/8/2014
Leonard Snart, aka Captain Cold, is the name of a DC Comics supervillain. He is mostly associated with The Flash.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2015
Leonard John Fraser, also known as "The Rockhampton Rapist", was an Australian convicted serial killer. Fraser was born in Ingham, Queensland. He had a daughter in the 1970's with a woman named Pearl. He was also noted for having below average intelligence, to the point where he had trouble writing his own name.
cutenose  3/31/2017
Sugar Ray Leonard the boxer, Leo or Lenny as a nickname, means lionhearted or brave, An old school name from the 1800's but now coming back into modern day society, This name is awesome.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2017

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