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Leo

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How popular is the baby name Leo in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 153 6 147 #92 boy name
1881 128 6 122
1882 146 0 146 #100 boy name
1883 142 0 142 #95 boy name
1884 198 6 192 #84 boy name
1885 210 11 199 #84 boy name
1886 248 8 240 #73 boy name
1887 238 6 232 #73 boy name
1888 363 10 353 #57 boy name
1889 333 8 325 #59 boy name
1890 405 12 393 #49 boy name
1891 361 8 353 #51 boy name
1892 458 14 444 #49 boy name
1893 467 19 448 #45 boy name
1894 525 10 515 #41 boy name
1895 516 7 509 #41 boy name
1896 519 22 497 #47 boy name
1897 474 12 462 #46 boy name
1898 608 20 588 #39 boy name
1899 492 10 482 #43 boy name
1900 587 17 570 #46 boy name
1901 468 12 456 #42 boy name
1902 565 14 551 #43 boy name
1903 647 11 636 #37 boy name
1904 571 19 552 #42 boy name
1905 526 14 512 #46 boy name
1906 519 11 508 #47 boy name
1907 667 16 651 #42 boy name
1908 606 22 584 #49 boy name
1909 628 19 609 #49 boy name
1910 732 25 707 #51 boy name
1911 862 18 844 #51 boy name
1912 1,671 17 1,654 #49 boy name
1913 2,057 26 2,031 #48 boy name
1914 2,691 35 2,656 #47 boy name
1915 3,576 48 3,528 #47 boy name
1916 3,679 59 3,620 #47 boy name
1917 3,830 51 3,779 #47 boy name
1918 4,097 62 4,035 #48 boy name
1919 3,855 53 3,802 #49 boy name
1920 4,116 62 4,054 #48 boy name
1921 4,118 50 4,068 #50 boy name
1922 3,951 50 3,901 #51 boy name
1923 4,024 51 3,973 #49 boy name
1924 4,037 48 3,989 #51 boy name
1925 3,826 53 3,773 #54 boy name
1926 3,606 52 3,554 #54 boy name
1927 3,591 58 3,533 #55 boy name
1928 3,137 44 3,093 #61 boy name
1929 3,047 28 3,019 #60 boy name
1930 3,079 46 3,033 #63 boy name
1931 2,743 39 2,704 #66 boy name
1932 2,520 22 2,498 #74 boy name
1933 2,371 23 2,348 #75 boy name
1934 2,327 19 2,308 #86 boy name
1935 2,155 13 2,142 #92 boy name
1936 2,032 16 2,016 #94 boy name
1937 2,028 13 2,015 #97 boy name
1938 1,964 14 1,950
1939 1,854 14 1,840
1940 1,767 15 1,752
1941 1,741 15 1,726
1942 1,814 15 1,799
1943 1,705 11 1,694
1944 1,603 10 1,593
1945 1,590 11 1,579
1946 1,660 13 1,647
1947 1,813 8 1,805
1948 1,722 5 1,717
1949 1,656 10 1,646
1950 1,561 6 1,555
1951 1,663 5 1,658
1952 1,569 6 1,563
1953 1,663 13 1,650
1954 1,612 6 1,606
1955 1,587 9 1,578
1956 1,555 9 1,546
1957 1,528 8 1,520
1958 1,431 9 1,422
1959 1,443 11 1,432
1960 1,213 9 1,204
1961 1,177 0 1,177
1962 1,112 9 1,103
1963 1,021 6 1,015
1964 1,036 9 1,027
1965 910 6 904
1966 856 0 856
1967 777 8 769
1968 698 5 693
1969 743 0 743
1970 709 6 703
1971 659 7 652
1972 556 7 549
1973 517 8 509
1974 513 0 513
1975 524 7 517
1976 487 7 480
1977 489 5 484
1978 486 7 479
1979 483 0 483
1980 476 0 476
1981 538 6 532
1982 490 6 484
1983 435 7 428
1984 431 0 431
1985 451 5 446
1986 415 0 415
1987 460 7 453
1988 455 6 449
1989 430 5 425
1990 429 0 429
1991 506 0 506
1992 468 0 468
1993 462 6 456
1994 474 0 474
1995 451 5 446
1996 447 0 447
1997 457 0 457
1998 527 0 527
1999 523 0 523
2000 657 0 657
2001 735 0 735
2002 815 6 809
2003 1,103 8 1,095
2004 1,243 5 1,238
2005 1,279 7 1,272
2006 1,500 0 1,500
2007 1,528 0 1,528
2008 1,630 5 1,625
2009 1,803 6 1,797
2010 1,940 0 1,940
2011 2,251 6 2,245
2012 2,879 8 2,871
2013 3,512 9 3,503
2014 3,968 16 3,952 #97 boy name
2015 4,572 11 4,561 #91 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Leo baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 188,733 babies born with the name Leo in the United States. That's more than enough Leos to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 153 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Leo" was in 2015 with a total of 4,561 babies. (That's a lot of baby Leos)

According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Leo" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 46 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1919. Across the entire United States a total of 3,855 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Leo popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Leo" mean? The list below shows the origins of Leo as well as things modernly associated with the name Leo such as celebrities named Leo.

Origin and Meaning of Leo

The name "Leo" is of Italian origin, and it means "Lion". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy is a novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist. Leo was born in 1828 as Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in Yasnaya Polyana, Russian Empire.

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Leo Durocher

Leo Durocher is a MLB player. Leo was born in 1905 in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Leo G. Carroll

Leo G. Carroll is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1912 to 1968. Leo was born in 1892 as Leo Gratten Carroll in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire, England, UK.

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Leo McKern

Leo McKern is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1944 to 1999. Leo was born in 1920 as Reginald McKern in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Leo Ku

Leo Ku is a singer, record producer, mv director, and host specializing in cantopop and mandopop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Leo was born in 1972 in Hong Kong.

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Leo Genn

Leo was born in 1905 as Leopold John Genn in London, England.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Leo

Leo Horoscope
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Leo Messi
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Leo Santa Cruz
Leo Traits
Leo Fitzpatrick
Leo Howard

Alternative Meanings

L is for little, the little things you do.

E is for elegant, born within you.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

Your name in reverse order is "Oel". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Oel". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Leo born Sep 5, 1999

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Greece approximately on 1775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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