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Leone is a powerful baby name for boys or girls. It dates back to ancient Italy and the early Christian church, coming from the Greek word for “lion.” As of 2021, Leone is a top 8,500 option.

Meaning of the Name Leone

Leone originated as the Italian version of Leon. Leon comes from the Greek word “leon,” which means “lion.” Christians began to use the baby name Leon with the spread of the church, and it helped to form both Leo and Leone. Leona even became the feminine form of Leon, which eventually became Leone for girls also.

The baby name Leone translations to “lion” or “lioness.” It comes from the Greek word “leon,” which directly translates to “lion” in English.

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Nicknames for Leone

Leone feels refined and powerful. It is a cultural and upper-class baby name that should have a fun and exciting nickname to accompany it. Below, we've created a list of unique nicknames to help get you inspired to nickname the Leone in your life.

Leone Name Details

Style: Classical

Gender: Neutral

Pronunciation: leh-OHN

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Leone

  • Leonne
  • Leeone
  • Leeonne

Leone Name Popularity

Leone was a top 1,000 baby name in America until 1938 at rank 967. It was on the top 400 list from 1901 to 1913, ranking highest in 1904 at 335. As of 2021, Leone is on the top 8,500 list. More specifically, it is at rank 8,451.

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Great Middle Names for Leone and Their Meanings

  • Alexander (defender of men)
  • Chase (hunt, huntsman)
  • Jackson (son of Jack, son of John)
  • Xavier (bright, splendid, new house)
  • Julie (youthful, downy-haired)
  • Eugenia (nobility, well-born)
  • Valerie (health, strength)
  • Candice (clarity, whiteness, pure)

Famous People Named Leone

  • Leone Alberti (humanist in the Renaissance)
  • Leone Caetani (politician in Italy)
  • Leone de' Sommi (writer)
  • Leone Ginzburg (journalist)
  • Leone Lane (actress, “Wolf Song”)
  • Leone Meyer (philanthropist, businesswoman)
  • Leone Leoni (Renaissance sculptor)
  • Leone Abbacchio (character from “Jojo's Bizarre Adventure”)
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