Leonardo

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59k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leonardo

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Italian painter and sculptor and engineer and scientist and architect; the most versatile genius of the Italian Renaissance (1452-1519)
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  1. A male given name, the Italian ( and Spanish and Portuguese) form of Leonard.
  2. Leonardo da Vinci, Italian polymath.

Leonardo was also found in the following language(s): Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Leonardo

Leonardo DiCaprio is an actor and film producer. He was most prominent from 1989 to present. Leonardo was given the name Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio by his parent George DiCaprio on November 11th, 1974 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Leonardo was given the name Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci in Vinci, Tuscany. He breathed his last breath on May 2nd, 1519.

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Leonardo Bonucci is a soccer player for the Juventus F.C., A.S. Viterbese Calcio, Inter Milan, A.C.D. Treviso 2013, A.C. Pisa 1909, F.C. Bari 1908, and Italy national football team. Leonardo was born on May 1st, 1987 in Viterbo, Italy.

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Leonardo Hamato is a comics character.

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Leonardo Ulloa is a soccer player for the Leicester City F.C., Comisión de Actividades Infantiles, San Lorenzo de Almagro, Arsenal de Sarandí, Club Olimpo, CD Castellón, UD Almería, and Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Leonardo was born on July 26th, 1986 in General Roca, Argentina. Leonardo is also known as Ulloa and José Leonardo.

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Leo Fitzpatrick is an actor. He was most active from 1995 to 1995. Leo was given the name Leonardo Aurellio Randy Fitzpatrick on August 10th, 1978 in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leonardo

Leonardo is a soccer player for the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, São Paulo FC, Valencia CF, Kashima Antlers, Paris Saint-Germain F.C., A.C. Milan, Brazil national under-20 football team, and Brazil national football team. Leonardo was born on September 5th, 1969 in Niterói, Brazil.

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Felice was born on March 9th, 1915 in Pietramelara. He passed away on April 15th, 2015.

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She holds the title Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2008, Miss New Jersey USA 2012, Miss New Jersey Teen USA, and Miss New Jersey USA. Michelle was born Michelle Leonardo in 1990 in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Maugeri Leonardo is an oil businessman. Maugeri was born on April 10th, 1964 in Florence.

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João Leonardo is a soccer player for the Doxa Katokopias F.C., Guarani FC, Clube Atlético Paranaense, Esporte Clube Juventude, Tombense Futebol Clube, Grêmio Barueri Futebol, Fortaleza Esporte Clube, Ituano FC, Paraná Clube, São Bernardo Futebol Clube, Marília Atlético Clube, and Clube Náutico Marcí. João was born on June 25th, 1985 in Campinas.

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José was born in 1601 in Calatayud. José is also known as Leonardo and Jusepe. He died in 1652.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1885 5 0 5
1902 6 0 6
1905 8 0 8
1907 7 0 7
1908 5 0 5
1909 12 0 12
1910 12 0 12
1911 13 0 13
1912 14 0 14
1913 17 0 17
1914 31 0 31
1915 24 0 24
1916 26 0 26
1917 40 0 40
1918 40 0 40
1919 39 0 39
1920 52 0 52
1921 44 0 44
1922 45 0 45
1923 48 0 48
1924 48 0 48
1925 40 0 40
1926 60 0 60
1927 62 0 62
1928 50 0 50
1929 59 0 59
1930 42 0 42
1931 41 0 41
1932 43 0 43
1933 44 0 44
1934 50 0 50
1935 59 0 59
1936 35 0 35
1937 35 0 35
1938 38 0 38
1939 40 0 40
1940 38 0 38
1941 42 0 42
1942 41 0 41
1943 48 0 48
1944 57 0 57
1945 61 0 61
1946 67 0 67
1947 52 0 52
1948 55 0 55
1949 64 0 64
1950 66 0 66
1951 64 0 64
1952 82 0 82
1953 81 0 81
1954 96 0 96
1955 86 0 86
1956 84 0 84
1957 91 0 91
1958 105 0 105
1959 122 0 122
1960 104 0 104
1961 149 0 149
1962 140 0 140
1963 137 0 137
1964 129 0 129
1965 124 0 124
1966 162 0 162
1967 152 0 152
1968 143 0 143
1969 158 0 158
1970 196 0 196
1971 220 0 220
1972 247 0 247
1973 221 0 221
1974 268 0 268
1975 282 5 277
1976 253 0 253
1977 256 0 256
1978 243 0 243
1979 277 0 277
1980 345 0 345
1981 289 0 289
1982 321 7 314
1983 266 0 266
1984 294 0 294
1985 301 0 301
1986 315 5 310
1987 324 5 319
1988 356 0 356
1989 398 0 398
1990 561 5 556
1991 618 6 612
1992 613 12 601
1993 649 6 643
1994 621 0 621
1995 570 0 570
1996 583 0 583
1997 707 0 707
1998 1,165 5 1,160
1999 1,236 5 1,231
2000 1,338 8 1,330
2001 1,461 8 1,453
2002 1,465 5 1,460
2003 1,706 0 1,706
2004 1,971 10 1,961
2005 2,151 7 2,144
2006 2,186 0 2,186
2007 2,526 0 2,526
2008 2,349 5 2,344
2009 2,365 0 2,365
2010 2,621 7 2,614
2011 2,640 0 2,640
2012 2,690 8 2,682
2013 2,907 0 2,907
2014 3,451 5 3,446
2015 3,819 5 3,814
2016 4,310 0 4,310 #95 boy name

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Popularity of Leonardo as a first name

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Popularity of Leonardo as a last name

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Common last names for Leonardo

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leonardo U.S.
  White 52.59% 64.26%
  African American 0.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 37.11% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leonardo

People with the last name Leonardo are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Leonardo

  • How Popular is the name Leonardo? Leonardo is the 889th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Leonardo was the 95th most popular name. As a last name Leonardo was the 5,766th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leonardo have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 58,985 babies born with the first name Leonardo in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leonardo to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leonardo? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Leonardo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leonardo is Monday, April 11th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Leonardo born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leonardo was in 2016 with a total of 4,310 babies. That's a lot of babies named Leonardo!
  • Random Leonardo Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leonardo ranks 41st in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 1,031 babies in California have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Leonardo: Your name in reverse order is Odranoel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Daeoolrn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leonardo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,007 people with the last name Leonardo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leonardo? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Leonardo as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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