Meaning & History
Means "brave lion", derived from the Germanic elements lewo "lion" (of Latin origin) and hard "brave, hardy". This was the name of a 5th-century Frankish saint from Noblac who is the patron of prisoners and horses. The Normans brought this name to England, though it did not become common there until the 19th century.
Other Languages & CulturesLennart(Danish) Léonard(French) Leonardo(Italian) Lennart(Low German) Lennart(Norwegian) Leonardo(Portuguese) Lenart(Slovene) Leonardo(Spanish) Lennart, Lelle(Swedish)
14th-century depiction of Saint Leonard of Noblac
Sources & References
- Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 1053
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