Leo

Leo - A very unique male name



  May 23,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leo, meaning lion, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #51. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leo and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leo? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Leo. The baby boy name Leo was given to 2,847 baby boys in 2012, ranking #134 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 576 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leo peaked in popularity 105 years ago in 1914 on position 47.



Famous with this name

Leo Wu
Melissa Leo
Edoardo Leo


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Leo is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leo is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #57 - and is the least popular in Alabama at position #453.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Leo is where you live.


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Leo origin and meaning

Leo is a 3 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lion. To see famous people named Leo, pop culture references for the name Leo and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Leo

We've found the following names that sound similar to Leo, sorted by popularity.

Lee / Lyle / Lowell / Louie / Loy / Loyal / Lou / Lew / Lue / Lewie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012134
2011167
2010189
2009209
2008228
2007238
2006236
2005259
2004265
2003288
2002341
2001367
2000395
1999448
1998442
1997484
1996490
1995488
1994470
1993465
1992468
1991441
1990479
1989468
1988436
1987423
1986427
1985412
1984408
1983411
1982369
1981348
1980375
1979365
1978359
1977363
1976352
1975339
1974345
1973338
1972324
1971303
1970295
1969273
1968279
1967259
1966241
1965247
1964236
1963234
1962231
1961230
1960231
1959202
1958195
1957189
1956184
1955175
1954171
1953162
1952170
1951154
1950158
1949153
1948151
1947147
1946147
1945135
1944132
1943132
1942120
1941115
1940112
1939107
1938104
193797
193693
193592
193486
193375
193273
193166
193063
192960
192861
192754
192654
192554
192451
192349
192251
192150
192048
191949
191848
191747
191647
191547
191447
191348
191249
191150
191051

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia57
Minnesota72
New York88
Vermont90
Massachusetts94
Illinois94
Wisconsin102
Iowa106
New Jersey111
Connecticut113
Pennsylvania116
California118
Rhode Island121
Oregon122
Nebraska122
Washington122
Ohio124
Maryland125
Colorado125
Michigan126
Maine127
Montana129
Utah140
South Dakota145
Kansas147
Virginia151
Alaska157
Indiana161
Arizona164
New Hampshire164
Florida165
Missouri166
Georgia183
North Carolina183
Nevada183
West Virginia185
Hawaii196
Oklahoma198
Idaho211
Texas221
North Dakota224
Arkansas237
Tennessee254
South Carolina272
Kentucky272
New Mexico311
Mississippi338
Louisiana359
Alabama453

Even more about Leo


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Leo a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Leo?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1914
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Leo
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 576
Letter count 3
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,847

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