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Pronunciation

lioʊ

Origin

English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch, Slavic, Finnish

Meaning

A name with a long history, going all the way back to Late Roman times, this is an undoubtedly strong choice for a young boy. From the Latin for ‘lion’, Leo has been popular across time and cultures, both for its poetic sound, but also for its sophisticated nature. The first name of famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy, who wrote ‘War and Peace’, this is also the name of a constellation. A great option for your star of a baby boy.

Rank in the year 2015

Leo was ranked #145 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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