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Leonard

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 200 0 200 #78 boy name
1881 206 0 206 #72 boy name
1882 231 0 231 #76 boy name
1883 200 0 200 #79 boy name
1884 206 0 206 #82 boy name
1885 204 0 204 #79 boy name
1886 236 0 236 #74 boy name
1887 207 0 207 #78 boy name
1888 225 0 225 #83 boy name
1889 229 0 229 #77 boy name
1890 275 0 275 #67 boy name
1891 235 0 235 #72 boy name
1892 301 7 294 #71 boy name
1893 275 0 275 #69 boy name
1894 343 0 343 #61 boy name
1895 342 0 342 #61 boy name
1896 350 0 350 #60 boy name
1897 310 0 310 #62 boy name
1898 421 0 421 #53 boy name
1899 321 0 321 #60 boy name
1900 465 0 465 #54 boy name
1901 362 0 362 #54 boy name
1902 433 7 426 #52 boy name
1903 448 0 448 #49 boy name
1904 508 0 508 #46 boy name
1905 495 0 495 #47 boy name
1906 498 6 492 #50 boy name
1907 552 5 547 #51 boy name
1908 614 0 614 #48 boy name
1909 665 0 665 #46 boy name
1910 803 10 793 #46 boy name
1911 958 5 953 #46 boy name
1912 1,938 10 1,928 #45 boy name
1913 2,287 11 2,276 #46 boy name
1914 2,932 9 2,923 #45 boy name
1915 4,004 11 3,993 #44 boy name
1916 4,347 19 4,328 #42 boy name
1917 4,710 16 4,694 #41 boy name
1918 5,010 30 4,980 #41 boy name
1919 5,036 26 5,010 #39 boy name
1920 5,543 32 5,511 #38 boy name
1921 5,676 25 5,651 #39 boy name
1922 5,433 26 5,407 #38 boy name
1923 5,507 21 5,486 #37 boy name
1924 5,631 27 5,604 #38 boy name
1925 5,497 35 5,462 #38 boy name
1926 5,444 41 5,403 #38 boy name
1927 5,338 29 5,309 #40 boy name
1928 5,178 42 5,136 #42 boy name
1929 4,869 40 4,829 #42 boy name
1930 4,689 31 4,658 #45 boy name
1931 4,305 29 4,276 #48 boy name
1932 4,121 18 4,103 #48 boy name
1933 3,977 22 3,955 #47 boy name
1934 3,846 14 3,832 #53 boy name
1935 3,827 22 3,805 #54 boy name
1936 3,728 13 3,715 #54 boy name
1937 3,499 20 3,479 #58 boy name
1938 3,689 24 3,665 #57 boy name
1939 3,727 14 3,713 #54 boy name
1940 3,843 28 3,815 #54 boy name
1941 3,995 12 3,983 #55 boy name
1942 4,381 11 4,370 #57 boy name
1943 4,624 14 4,610 #55 boy name
1944 4,206 19 4,187 #56 boy name
1945 4,128 6 4,122 #57 boy name
1946 4,716 16 4,700 #67 boy name
1947 5,172 15 5,157 #70 boy name
1948 4,801 19 4,782 #71 boy name
1949 4,560 12 4,548 #74 boy name
1950 4,603 19 4,584 #77 boy name
1951 4,745 13 4,732 #80 boy name
1952 4,628 15 4,613 #83 boy name
1953 4,442 28 4,414 #85 boy name
1954 4,507 14 4,493 #85 boy name
1955 4,261 13 4,248 #88 boy name
1956 4,395 20 4,375 #89 boy name
1957 4,344 16 4,328 #94 boy name
1958 4,027 15 4,012
1959 3,762 26 3,736
1960 3,653 19 3,634
1961 3,445 20 3,425
1962 3,169 19 3,150
1963 3,064 18 3,046
1964 3,083 12 3,071
1965 2,726 10 2,716
1966 2,469 12 2,457
1967 2,436 21 2,415
1968 2,277 19 2,258
1969 2,279 15 2,264
1970 2,303 7 2,296
1971 2,062 19 2,043
1972 1,728 9 1,719
1973 1,676 10 1,666
1974 1,481 10 1,471
1975 1,458 23 1,435
1976 1,327 18 1,309
1977 1,313 12 1,301
1978 1,323 9 1,314
1979 1,273 11 1,262
1980 1,290 13 1,277
1981 1,198 7 1,191
1982 1,213 11 1,202
1983 1,116 13 1,103
1984 1,061 8 1,053
1985 966 12 954
1986 912 11 901
1987 975 9 966
1988 910 0 910
1989 919 7 912
1990 863 0 863
1991 833 0 833
1992 775 0 775
1993 670 0 670
1994 644 0 644
1995 528 0 528
1996 547 0 547
1997 454 0 454
1998 471 0 471
1999 479 0 479
2000 450 0 450
2001 435 0 435
2002 396 0 396
2003 401 0 401
2004 385 0 385
2005 384 0 384
2006 383 0 383
2007 356 0 356
2008 399 0 399
2009 323 0 323
2010 388 0 388
2011 325 0 325
2012 336 0 336
2013 347 0 347
2014 385 0 385
2015 393 0 393

Want to know about the popularity of the Leonard baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 291,501 babies born with the name Leonard in the United States. That's more than enough Leonards to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 200 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Leonard" was in 1921 with a total of 5,651 babies. (That's a lot of baby Leonards)

According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Leonard" ranks #33 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 87 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1929. Across the entire United States a total of 4,869 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Leonard

The name "Leonard" is of English origin, and it means "Brave as a Lion". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. United States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy is an actor, author, film director, and photographer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1951 to 2013. Leonard was born in 1931 as Leonard Simon Nimoy in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen is a musician, singer, songwriter, and poet specializing in folk, folk rock, soft rock, and spoken word music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1956 to present. Leonard was born in 1934 as Leonard Norman Cohen in Westmount, Quebec, Canada.

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Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz is a composer, singer, songwriter, and music producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Lenny was born in 1964 as Leonard Albert Kravitz in Manhattan, New York, United States.

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Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers is a singer and actor specializing in country and western music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1935 to 1984. Roy was born in 1911 as Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

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Barry Corbin

Barry Corbin is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Barry was born in 1940 as Leonard Barrie Corbin in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas, USA.

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Buddy Hackett

Buddy Hackett is an actor/comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1950 to 2003. Buddy was born in 1924 as Leonard Hacker in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Leonard

Leonard B. Robinson
Leonard Hankerson
Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Robinson
Leonard Williams
Leonard Lance
Leonard Peltier

Alternative Meanings

L is for luxury, the luxury of your smile.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Your name in reverse order is "Dranoel". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Elandor". 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 Leonard born Dec 5, 1980

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern England approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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