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PronouncedPron.le-o-NAR-do Italian
lee-ə-NAHR-do English
le-o-NAR-dho Spanish

Meaning & History

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance. He is also known as the inventor of several contraptions, including flying machines, as well as the painter of the 'Mona Lisa'. Another famous bearer was Leonardo Fibonacci, a 13th-century Italian mathematician. A more recent bearer is American actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974-).
Feminine FormLeonarda Italian
Other Languages & CulturesLeonard Ancient Germanic Lennart Danish Lennart, Leonard Dutch Leonard, Len, Lenard, Lennard, Lennie, Lenny English Léonard French Leonard, Leonhard German Lennart Low German Lennart Norwegian Lenart Slovene Lennart, Lelle Swedish
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Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait (1515)Leonardo da Vinci self-portrait (1515)


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Entry updated February 12, 2018   Contribute