Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Variant of Leontios. This is the name of the king of Sicily in Shakespeare's play The Winter's Tale (1610). He is the husband of Hermione, whom he imprisons, and the father of Perdita, whom he abandons.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLeon, Leontios, Leontius(Ancient Greek) Leo, Levon(Armenian) Leo, Leon(Croatian) Leoš(Czech) Leo(Danish) Leo, Leon(Dutch) Leo, Leon, Lionel(English) Leo(Estonian) Leo(Finnish) Léo, Léon, Léonce, Léonel, Lionel(French) Levan(Georgian) Leo, Leon(German) Leon(Greek) Leone, Leonzio(Italian) Leo(Late Roman) Leons(Latvian) Leonas(Lithuanian) Leo(Norwegian) Leon, Lew(Polish) Leão, Leonel(Portuguese) Leonti, Leontiy, Leonty, Lev, Lyov(Russian) Leon(Slovene) León, Leoncio, Leonel(Spanish) Leo(Swedish)
Entry added June 9, 2023