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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. LYAW-NEHL(French)
LIE-ə-nəl(English)
LIE-nəl(English)
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Meaning & History

French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).

Related Names

VariantLéonel(French)
Feminine FormsLéone, Léontine, Léonne(French) Leola, Leona, Leone(English)
Other Languages & CulturesLeon, Leontios, Leontius(Ancient Greek) Levon(Armenian) Leo, Leon(Croatian) Leoš(Czech) Leo(Danish) Leo, Leon(Dutch) Leo(Finnish) Levan(Georgian) Leo, Leon(German) Leone, Leonzio(Italian) Leo(Late Roman) Leonas(Lithuanian) Leo(Norwegian) Leon, Lew(Polish) Leonel(Portuguese) Leonti, Leontiy, Leonty, Lev(Russian) Leon(Slovene) León, Leoncio, Leonel(Spanish) Leo(Swedish)

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