Leonel

First Name
19k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
201
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Leonel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Leonel

"Leonel" is a name of American origin, and it means "Lion Like". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Lionel

Notable Persons Named Leonel

Leonel Vangioni is a soccer player for the Club Atlético River Plate, Newell's Old Boys, Argentina national under-20 football team, and Argentina national football team. Leonel was born on May 5th, 1987 in Villa Constitución. Leonel is also known as Lio.

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Leonel Fernández is a 50th & 52nd President of the Dominican Republic. Leonel was born on December 26th, 1953 in Santo Domingo.

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Leonel Núñez is a soccer player for the Mushuc Runa Sporting Club, Argentinos Juniors, Olympiacos F.C., Club Atlético Independiente, Bursaspor, Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., and OFI Crete F.C. Leonel was born on October 13th, 1984 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Leonel was born on September 12th, 1984 in Dolores Hidalgo.

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Leonel Brizola was an office holder. Leonel was given the name Leonel de Moura Brizola on January 22nd, 1922 in Carazinho, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He breathed his last breath on June 21st, 2004.

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Leonel was born on September 25th, 1979 in Havana.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leonel

Vange Leonel was an alternative rock and post-punk singer-songwriter, journalist, novelist, and playwright. She plays Rhythm guitar and Vocals. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to 2014. Vange was given the name Maria Evangelina Leonel Gandolfo on May 4th, 1963 in São Paulo. Vange is also known as Leonel and Vange. She left this life on July 14th, 2014.

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Leonel is a soccer player for the Clube Oriental de Lisboa, Académico de Viseu FC, and Guinea-Bissau national football team. Leonel was born on May 9th, 1988 in Guinea-Bissau.

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Saint Preux Leonel is an athlete for the Victory SC.

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Carlos Leonel is an athlete for the S.L. Benfica de Macau.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1910 5 0 5
1911 6 0 6
1913 11 0 11
1914 16 0 16
1915 23 0 23
1916 19 0 19
1917 10 0 10
1918 21 0 21
1919 20 0 20
1920 28 0 28
1921 26 0 26
1922 36 0 36
1923 13 0 13
1924 31 0 31
1925 23 0 23
1926 26 0 26
1927 32 0 32
1928 20 0 20
1929 31 0 31
1930 37 0 37
1931 32 0 32
1932 25 0 25
1933 23 0 23
1934 37 0 37
1935 31 0 31
1936 31 0 31
1937 36 0 36
1938 26 0 26
1939 46 0 46
1940 27 0 27
1941 36 0 36
1942 42 0 42
1943 32 0 32
1944 34 0 34
1945 34 0 34
1946 36 0 36
1947 55 0 55
1948 35 0 35
1949 59 0 59
1950 50 0 50
1951 37 0 37
1952 46 0 46
1953 39 0 39
1954 44 0 44
1955 51 0 51
1956 44 0 44
1957 54 0 54
1958 61 0 61
1959 50 0 50
1960 64 0 64
1961 50 0 50
1962 48 0 48
1963 57 0 57
1964 75 0 75
1965 70 0 70
1966 63 0 63
1967 69 0 69
1968 65 0 65
1969 71 0 71
1970 90 0 90
1971 95 0 95
1972 87 0 87
1973 104 0 104
1974 102 0 102
1975 122 0 122
1976 117 0 117
1977 98 0 98
1978 129 0 129
1979 139 0 139
1980 155 0 155
1981 172 0 172
1982 176 0 176
1983 148 0 148
1984 168 0 168
1985 183 0 183
1986 205 0 205
1987 204 0 204
1988 221 0 221
1989 254 0 254
1990 266 0 266
1991 307 0 307
1992 320 0 320
1993 330 5 325
1994 320 0 320
1995 301 0 301
1996 325 0 325
1997 303 0 303
1998 351 0 351
1999 373 0 373
2000 423 0 423
2001 410 0 410
2002 407 0 407
2003 447 0 447
2004 535 0 535
2005 633 0 633
2006 578 0 578
2007 554 0 554
2008 572 0 572
2009 578 0 578
2010 594 0 594
2011 581 0 581
2012 618 0 618
2013 606 0 606
2014 709 0 709
2015 820 0 820
2016 888 0 888
2017 898 0 898

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Popularity of Leonel as a first name

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Common last names for Leonel

  • Gonzalez
  • Garcia
  • Garza
  • Martinez
  • Lopez
  • Cruz
  • Gutierrez
  • Flores
  • Santos

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leonel U.S.
  White 16.92% 64.26%
  African American 14.93% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 66.67% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leonel

People with the last name Leonel are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Leonel

  • What name lists does Leonel rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Leonel? Leonel is the 1,712th most popular name of all time. As a last name Leonel was the 91,625th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leonel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,235 babies born with the first name Leonel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leonel to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leonel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Leonel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leonel is Sunday, September 14th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Leonel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leonel was in 2017 with a total of 898 babies.
  • Random Leonel Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leonel is not a popular baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Leonel: Your name in reverse order is Lenoel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nlloee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leonel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 201 people with the last name Leonel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leonel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Leonel as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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