Leonard Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Leonard:
A borrowing from the Old French, Leonard is from the Old High German Lewenhart, a compound name composed from the elements lewo (lion) and hart (strong, brave, hearty): hence, "brave as a lion, lion-hearted." The name was introduced to England by the Normans but did not become popular until the 19th century. Var: Lennard.
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My husband is named Leonard. He mostly uses Gene as it is the shortened version of his middle name. He is sweet, loving, kind, and hardworking.
Leandro and Leonard are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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My brothers name is Leonard. Apparently my mum named him that after the doctor who delivered him
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Len, Leo, Lon, Lenny
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Leonard Cohen, musician
Leonard Nimoy, actor (Star Trek's Mr. Spock)
Leonard Fournette, professional football player (Jacksonville Jaguars)
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Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Star Trek original series
Dr. Leonard Leakey Hofstadter, experimental physicist on the CBS sitcom, "The Big Bang Theory"
Leonard Lopard, candy store owner in the popular Disney Cartoon "Handy Manny".
Leonard Snart A.K.A Captain Cold, DC comics villain, Flash villain, part of the team the Rogues, and from the TV show "Legends of Tomorrow".