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ˈlɛn ərdleonard

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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 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. Paul Roth:

    Leonard Nimoy showed a young, nerdy, bullied me that not only could science be important and valued, but it could literally save entire ships, planets, and galaxies of lives, as I grew up, he taught me that reason could be tempered with humor. That learned adults still had more to learn. That feminism and opposing prejudice was vital. And that there is no age too late to reinvent yourself.

  2. Sheldon Cooper:

    Don’t be silly Leonard, i will always be your problem.

  3. Kawhi Leonard:

    That wasnt the case Saturday. Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic were a combined 20 for 38 from the floor, 7 for 13 from 3-point range. Paul George scored 22 points for the The Clippers, who got 15 from Ivica Zubac and endured a rare off night offensively from Kawhi Leonard. The two-time NBA Finals MVP had 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, but shot only 4 for 17. Kawhi Leonard had scored at least 20 points in 27 of Kawhi Leonard last 28 playoff games and had at least 29 in all seven playoff games this season. We dug ourselves in a 20-point hole early.

  4. Bruce Arians:

    It's very, very hard when you're a superstar and you're the focal point of the offense and you come to a [different] team and you're basically a role player for a while, it's a very hard role to accept. I just told him, 'This team is special and you're a huge part of it. Embrace your role – you never know when your role is going to change.' Then, Ro got hurt. He got COVID and then he got hurt. I'm really, really proud of Leonard and the way he's handled it.

  5. Sean Buck:

    As members of our Naval Academy family, we will do all that we can to support Leonard, his father and the entire Michelle Cummings family during this unfathomable time, my wife, Joanne, and I, on behalf of all of us here in Annapolis, offer our deepest sympathies.

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    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    • A. decline
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