Leonard

Leonard - A very unique male name



  Aug 21,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Leonard, meaning brave lion, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #46. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Leonard and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Leonard? 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 Leonard. The baby boy name Leonard was given to 285 baby boys in 2012, ranking #707 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,758 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Leonard peaked in popularity 96 years ago in 1923 on position 37.



Famous with this name

Joshua Leonard
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonard Kelly-Young


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Leonard is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Leonard is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #400 - and is the least popular in Illinois at position #1,031.

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 Leonard is where you live.


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Leonard origin and meaning

Leonard is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means brave lion. To see famous people named Leonard, pop culture references for the name Leonard and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Leonard

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

Leonardo / Lenard / Lenord / Lennart / Lennard / Lionardo / Lenward / Lenoard / Linward /

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
2012707
2011726
2010631
2009718
2008618
2007672
2006623
2005597
2004589
2003572
2002569
2001521
2000503
1999480
1998470
1997472
1996417
1995428
1994373
1993353
1992333
1991307
1990302
1989270
1988262
1987242
1986246
1985241
1984214
1983211
1982204
1981208
1980194
1979192
1978178
1977179
1976177
1975166
1974164
1973150
1972151
1971146
1970143
1969133
1968128
1967125
1966125
1965120
1964113
1963118
1962117
1961114
1960113
1959109
1958103
195794
195689
195588
195485
195385
195282
195180
195077
194974
194871
194770
194667
194557
194456
194355
194257
194154
194054
193954
193857
193758
193654
193554
193452
193347
193248
193148
193045
192942
192842
192740
192638
192538
192438
192337
192238
192139
192038
191939
191841
191741
191642
191544
191445
191346
191245
191146
191046

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico400
Iowa418
Pennsylvania441
Maryland523
Michigan525
Oklahoma532
New York572
New Jersey574
California588
Indiana597
Ohio651
Alabama657
South Carolina664
Arizona698
Louisiana702
Missouri703
Colorado751
Minnesota754
Florida816
Tennessee826
Georgia838
North Carolina840
Virginia920
Texas978
Washington999
Illinois1031

Even more about Leonard


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 Leonard 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 Leonard?

3 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
1923
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Leonard
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 5,758
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +285

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