What does Leonard mean?

Definitions for Leonard
ˈlɛn ərdleonard

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Leonard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Leonard, Elmore Leonard, Elmore John Leonard, Dutch Leonardnoun

    United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)


  1. Leonardnoun

    derived from the given name. Also used as an anglicisation of the Ó Leannáin (Lennon).

  2. Leonardnoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

    - - - save the delight of being called "Leo" by those whom the newspapers call "the leading fashionables", whereas, had he stuck to the city, he might still have been called only Leonard, like his father before him.

  3. Leonardnoun

    A surname derived from the given name. Also used as an anglicisation of the Irish Ó Leannáin.

  4. Etymology: From the name of a 6th century Frankish saint, corresponding to lewo (from leo)+ harti.


  1. Leonard

    Leonard or Leo is a common English masculine given name and a surname. The given name and surname originate from the Old High German Leonhard containing the prefix levon ("lion") from the Greek Λέων ("lion") through the Latin Leo, and the suffix hardu ("brave" or "hardy"). The name has come to mean "lion strength", "lion-strong", or "lion-hearted". Leonard was the name of a Saint in the Middle Ages period, known as the patron saint of prisoners.Leonard is also an Irish origin surname, from the Gaelic O'Leannain also found as O'Leonard, but often was anglicised to just Leonard, consisting of the prefix O ("descendant of") and the suffix Leannan ("lover"). The oldest public records of the surname appear in 1272 in Huntingdonshire, England, and in 1479 in Ulm, Germany.


  1. leonard

    Leonard is typically a masculine name of German origin which means "lion-hearted" or "brave lion". It can be utilized as either a first name or a surname. However, it might also refer to Leonard: an automated intelligent tutor, a type of artificial intelligence, developed by Bloom Technologies. Depending on the context, it could also denote a location or refer to various famous or notable people with the name Leonard.


  1. Leonard

    Leonard is a city in Fannin County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,990 at the 2010 census.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leonard is ranked #338 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Leonard surname appeared 91,475 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 31 would have the surname Leonard.

    80.3% or 73,528 total occurrences were White.
    14% or 12,871 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 2,214 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 1,619 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 704 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 540 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. endoral

  2. ladrone

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leonard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leonard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Leonard in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    Mr. Leonard Leo is the man who assembled Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees and no one, no one, has been more dedicated to overturning Roe v. Wade than Leonard Leo.

  2. Leonard Mlodinow:

    Nothing projects intelligence quite like confidence. When you believe in yourself, it shows, and research shows that believing in yourself improves your performance on cognitive tasks. Self-doubt, on the other hand, impairs your performance. What’s worse is that other people pick up on this doubt, which makes you appear less intelligent to them. If you want people to believe in you, you have to believe in yourself. If you’re really smart, you should n’t have to use big words to broadcast it. True intelligence speaks for itself, so you don’t have to show off your impressive vocabulary. In addition, you always run the chance of being wrong. Using a big word incorrectly makes you look, well, not so smart. So, if you want to appear more intelligent, stop studying the dictionary and just focus on communicating effectively. Related : 8 Great Tricks for Reading People's Body Language Communication expert Leonard Mlodinow makes the case that even if two people say exactly the same thing, the one who says it most expressively will be perceived as being smarter. If two speakers utter exactly the same words, but one speaks a little faster and louder and with fewer pauses and greater variation in volume, that speaker will be judged to be more energetic, knowledgeable, and intelligent.

  3. Leonard Leo:

    I recommended him and was very supportive of him for chief of staff for very specific reasons, jeff Sessions needed a reliable conservative, a strong manager, and someone who had credibility who had previously served Justice Department. Matt Whitaker about it was a very good former Leonard Leo attorney and is a very good manager. Matt Whitaker about it's a no-nonsense, get-it-done kind of guy.

  4. Terrell Davis:

    Once again, Hines is gon na be wrong on this, when you talk about championships, and we can go back to last year’s Super Bowl. An when you talk about the Bucs, who was the star of that game ? Was it not Leonard Fournette ? Was it not ‘ Playoff Lenny ’ that game that the Bucs leaned on to win that one ? I think he was.

  5. Ken Wong:

    The thing people are getting excited about with this team is not just how they play, which by itself is important, but it is the whole nature of team and it starts with Leonard, he is the personification of what Canadians want their heroes to be; a stoic, understated, works hard and just goes out and gets the job done.

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