Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Means "lioness" in Middle English. In Thomas Malory's 15th-century tale Le Morte d'Arthur this is the name of a woman trapped in a castle by the Red Knight. Her sister Lynet gains the help of the knight Gareth in order to save her.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesLeontia(Ancient Greek) Leona, Leontýna(Czech) Leola, Leona, Leone(English) Léonce, Léone, Léontine, Léonne(French) Leontina(Late Roman) Leontina(Portuguese) Leontina(Romanian)


Entry updated December 7, 2022