Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈlɛn.əɹd/(English) /ˈleː.oː.nɑrt/(Dutch) /ˈleː.o.naʁt/(German) /lɛ.ˈɔ.nart/(Polish)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Means "brave lion", derived from the Old German elements lewo "lion" (of Latin origin) and hart "hard, firm, brave, hardy". This was the name of a 6th-century Frankish saint from Noblac who is the patron of prisoners and horses. The Normans brought this name to England, where it was used steadily through the Middle Ages, becoming even more common in the 20th century.

Related Names

Rootslewo + hard/hart
VariantsLenard(English) Lennart, Lennard(Dutch) Leonhard(German)
DiminutivesLen, Lennie, Lenny(English) Lenn(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesLennart(Danish) Lennart(Estonian) Lennart, Lenni(Finnish) Léonard(French) Lénárd(Hungarian) Leonardo(Italian) Leonardas(Lithuanian) Lennart(Low German) Lennart(Norwegian) Leonardo, Léo(Portuguese) Lenart(Slovene) Leonardo(Spanish) Lennart, Lelle(Swedish)
Surname DescendantsLeonard, Leonardson(English)
Same SpellingLéonard
User SubmissionLeonárd


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   serious  

Name Days

Croatia: March 30
Croatia: November 6
Croatia: November 18
Norway: November 6
Poland: February 27
Poland: November 6
Poland: November 26
Poland: November 27
Slovakia: August 16
Sweden: September 28


14th-century depiction of Saint Leonard of Noblac14th-century depiction of Saint Leonard of Noblac


Sources & References

  1. Förstemann, Ernst. Altdeutsches Namenbuch. Bonn, 1900, page 1053.
Entry updated April 23, 2024