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This is currently the most popular name for girls in Switzerland.
-- swisssugar  10/25/2006
Pronounced as "Le-aw-nee".
-- Janika  10/17/2007
Aurelie is right (about Léonie). In Germany, the name is pronounced LAY-o-nee, not le-O-nee which would rather be the English variant. [noted -ed]
-- LoQuiero  11/22/2007
We pronounce Leonie like Lee-knee. Not Lee-O-nee as a lot of people use, this is my sister in law's name, but hardly anyone pronounces it like this.
-- lani  2/3/2008
Possible nicknames could be Lee and Leo.
-- Alienor  5/29/2009
I love it. My friend wants to name her daughter Leoni (the Croatian form of this name) someday. This name also reminds me of my brother whose name is Leo (LEH-o).
-- enchy  6/6/2011
Also used in the Netherlands. A famous fictional bearer is Leonie van Oudijck, the adulterous wife of the main character in Louis Couperus' famous 1900 novel "De Stille Kracht".
-- renee06  1/15/2014
In England Leonie is usually pronounced lee-O-nee and sometimes pronounced lay-O-nee or LAY-ə-nee.
-- nap  2/10/2014
I loved the name Leona, but eventually got tired of it as it started to sound not quite right to me. But Leonie is everything I loved about Leona and more- it's more sophisticated and lovely-sounding, while also being the spunky Lion name I wanted from Leona. I would love to have a daughter named Leonie, with the nickname Leni.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2014
I'm always seeing this name mentioned online by people from English speaking countries and I cannot understand why. It may be nice in the languages of origin, but it sounds so forced and awkward in English. Say it out loud, and I think you'll see, but maybe my view is skewed since I love Leona so much.
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2014
My name - people call me Leo or Lion because the French version means Lioness.
-- Leonie27  6/21/2015

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