Gender Masculine
Scripts Λεόντιος(Ancient Greek)

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek λέων (leon) meaning "lion". This was the name of various early saints and martyrs. It was also borne by a 7th-century Byzantine emperor.

Related Names

VariantsLeon, Leontius
Feminine FormLeontia
Other Languages & CulturesLeo, Levon(Armenian) Lionel(Arthurian Romance) 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) Leone, Leonzio(Italian) Leo(Late Roman) Leonas(Lithuanian) Leo(Norwegian) Leon, Lew(Polish) Leonel(Portuguese) Leonti, Leontiy, Leonty, Lev, Lyov(Russian) Leon(Slovene) León, Leoncio, Leonel(Spanish) Leo(Swedish)

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Sources & References

  1. Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from https://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/publications/.

Entry updated May 29, 2020