Leo Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \leo\
Number in U.S 👶 214,000
Rate in 2021 55
Numerology 🔢 5
Name origin 🌍 Latin

Leo Name Meaning

The name Leo meanings and origins

Leo came from the Latin word for lion, the name Leo dates back centuries. In German, Leo has its own translation, serving as a short version of Leon or Leopold most often and meaning "brave people" or "lion-hearted."

The name “ Leo “ is a name that has been used all around the English speaking countries.

This name has bee used mostly for boys all around the globe. This name might have different variations in different countries.

Popularity of the name Leo

In 2020, the name Leo ascended to its highest spot since 1900 in the SSA list of most popular baby names, coming in at No. 36. The name, which ranked in the 400s for all of the 1990s, has gained popularity each of the past 13 years.

Leo also held some relative popularity in the early of 20th century, ranking in the top 100 from 1900 to 1937.

The name “ Leo “ is not that popular as a baby boy’s name in Arkansas based on the data given by the reliable American resources in the year 1963 in the United states of America.

For instance, Imagine that, only about  five newborn babies in Arkansas were named “ Leo “  in the 1963. A total of about 1000 newborn babies also bear the same first name as your baby during the  year 1963 in the United states of America. From the year 1880 to the year 2018, the highest recorded use of this name was related to the year 2018 with a total of about 7000 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880 up to the year 2018, the name “Leo” was recorded 207000 times in the SSA public database.

This name appeared in the year 1880 for the first time and was given to near 153 newborn babies. this name became a popular name in the year 1880 with a rank of 93 nationwide and was registered about 147 times as a baby’s name. The name “ Leo “ became a popular boy’s name in the state of New Hampshire in the year 1912. The name ranked 10 with about 28 newborn babies. The all time high record for this name was related to the year 2018 in the state of California with about 970 newborn baby boys.


This name is a consistent top ranking name in the state of Rhode Island for near 65 consecutive years, ( from 1910 to 2018 )


For the past 80 years, the name “Leo” was recorded 110000 times in the SSA public database.


Personality of the name Leo

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Leo “

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

Your heart’s desire, as a person named “ Leo “ is to settle conflicts and create harmony. Natural born peacemaker and a spiritual idealist are the words that can completely describe you.

Your lucky day can be Tuesday and also favorite colors are, Gray and black.

Famous people named Leo

Leo Beenhakker who is a Dutch football manager

Leo Bosschart who was a Dutch footballer

Leo Fortune West who is an English footballer

Leo Meesi who is an Argentine footballer

Names with the letter L

Liam, Luna, Lily and leila



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Comments on the name Leo
2/22/2023 7:09:04 AM

A great and ancient name, and universal in its use. The name of saints, popes, kings and emperors. Almost all European nations and nations claiming European ancestery use the name. You don't meet many Leos often. Maybe with the popularity of Leonardo DiCaprio ( often called "Leo" for short)the name will catch on again. I like my name very much!

12/21/2022 7:26:10 PM

My name is Leo, It's cool being called Leo, I live in Florida

11/14/2022 9:36:20 AM

My grandpas name is leo and so is my cousins and if i ever have a babyboy i want to name it leo i juss love that name its my favorite name for a boy. :) (:

10/13/2022 6:47:04 PM

My son's name is Leo. He is only 7 months old, but we get so many compliments on it. It's just an adorable name and I know he will be in school with many Will's, Charlie's, Eli's, Abe's, etc. I think his name will fit right in.

9/5/2022 7:43:44 PM

Ive had the name for the 15 years of my life. It's nice, being unique. the only problem is that people mistake your name for Theo or Neil. other than that, its not too shabby.

3/27/2022 4:43:48 AM

It's a good name, i've had it for about 20 years, the only thing is sometimes people mistake me for saying "Neal." Other than that, It's pretty awesome.

3/5/2022 7:24:54 PM

I just named my new son Leo. I love its sound, its meaning (lion in latin), the'simplicity of it. I chose it because I do not know of any other Leos and I hope it remains an uncommon name. Most people don't know how to react when I tell them his name, and I have been asked why I chose that name, is it a family name? (No, it is not). Just a name we love!

1/26/2022 5:19:48 PM

brill name, means lion in latin. i dont know of any ugly leos now i think of it either! perfect name! sometimes short for leopald or leonardo.

11/9/2021 1:41:06 AM

There are so many beautiful under'sed names from all over the world to choose from, I don't know why people feel the need to make up a new name, or how it became the 34th most popular name in America in 2020.


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Leo?
The origin of the name Leo is Latin.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Leo?
*️⃣ How many people are named Leo?
Almost 214000 people are named Leo.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Leo?
The names of Lilith, Loleta, Lalit, Lolita, Lalita