Gender Masculine
Scripts Λεωνίδας(Greek)

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek λέων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr, the father of Origen, from Alexandria.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLeanid(Belarusian) Léonide(French) Leonida(Italian) Leonīds(Latvian) Leonid(Russian) Leonid(Ukrainian)
User SubmissionsLeónidas, Leônidas, Leonidàs


People think this name is

classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious  

Name Days

Austria: April 22
Greece: April 15
Lithuania: January 28
Lithuania: April 22
Poland: January 28


Statue of LeonidasStatue of Leonidas ©


Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from
Entry updated May 29, 2020