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PronouncedPron.LYAW-NEL French
LIE-nəl English

Meaning & History

French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
Feminine FormsLéone, Léontine, Léonne French Leola, Leona, Leone English
Other Languages & CulturesLeon, Leontios, Leontius Ancient Greek Levon Armenian Leo, Leon Croatian Leoš Czech Leo Danish Leo, Leon Dutch Leo Finnish Levan Georgian Leo, Leon German Leone, Leonzio Italian Leo Late Roman Leonas Lithuanian Leo Norwegian Leon, Lew Polish Leonti, Leontiy, Leonty, Lev Russian Leon Slovene León, Leoncio Spanish Leo Swedish


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Entry updated July 2, 2017