Given Name LEONTIOS

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)

Categories

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