GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Λεοντιος (Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". This was the name of various early saints and martyrs. It was also borne by a 7th-century Byzantine emperor.
VARIANTS: Leon, Leontius
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Levon (Armenian), Leo, Leon (Croatian), Leoš (Czech), Leo (Danish), Leo, Leon (Dutch), Leo, Leon, Lionel (English), Leo (Finnish), Léo, Léon, Léonce, Lionel (French), Levan (Georgian), Leo, Leon (German), Leone, Leonzio (Italian), Leo (Late Roman), Leonas (Lithuanian), Leo (Norwegian), Leon, Lew (Polish), Leonti, Leontiy, Leonty, Lev, Lyov (Russian), Leon (Slovene), León, Leoncio (Spanish), Leo (Swedish)


animals, emperors, felines, lions, martyrs, saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017