Leonidas

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5k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
250
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leonidas

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

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  1. King of Sparta and hero of the battle of Thermopylae where he was killed by the Persians (died in 480 BC)
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  1. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Leonidas

Leonidas I is a monarch. He holds the title King of Sparta and List of kings of Sparta. His ongoing career started in 489.

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Lon Chaney was an actor, director, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1902 to 1930. Lon was given the name Leonidas Frank Chaney on April 1st, 1883 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S. He left this life on August 26th, 1930.

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Leon Jaworski was an attorney; founder of fulbright, jaworski, special prosecutor in watergate scandal, adjunct law professor, attorneys in the united states, fulbright & jaworski, special prosecutor, watergate scandal, attorney; founder offulbright, and special prosecutorinw. Leon was given the name Leonidas Jaworski on September 19th, 1905 in Waco, Texas. He left this life on December 9th, 1982.

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Leonidas Polk is a military person. His military service ended in 1827.

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Leonidas was born on October 30th, 1967 in Athens.

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Leonidas was born in -188.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leonidas

Stephanie Leonidas is an actress. She was most active from 1992 to present. Stephanie was born on February 14th, 1984 in London.

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Georgina Leonidas is an actress. She was most prominent from 1999 to present. Georgina was born Georgina Leonidas on February 28th, 1990 in London, England, UK.

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Dimitri Leonidas is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Dimitri was born on November 14th, 1987 in Brent, London, England.

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Leônidas was a soccer player for the São Cristóvão de Futebol e Regatas, Bonsucesso Futebol Clube, Peñarol, CR Vasco da Gama, Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas, Clube de Regatas do Flamengo, São Paulo FC, and Brazil national football team. Leônidas was born on September 6th, 1913 in Rio de Janeiro. He passed away on January 24th, 2004.

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Toto was born on October 10th, 1960 in Bacolod.

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He passed away in 1951.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1882 6 0 6
1885 5 0 5
1887 6 0 6
1892 8 0 8
1893 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1898 7 0 7
1901 5 0 5
1911 6 0 6
1913 13 0 13
1914 12 0 12
1915 15 0 15
1916 19 0 19
1917 24 0 24
1918 18 0 18
1919 21 0 21
1920 28 0 28
1921 15 0 15
1922 18 0 18
1923 19 0 19
1924 21 0 21
1925 19 0 19
1926 14 0 14
1927 15 0 15
1928 19 0 19
1929 12 0 12
1930 12 0 12
1931 11 0 11
1932 12 0 12
1933 10 0 10
1934 8 0 8
1935 8 0 8
1936 13 0 13
1937 15 0 15
1938 10 0 10
1939 9 0 9
1940 11 0 11
1941 7 0 7
1943 9 0 9
1944 8 0 8
1945 6 0 6
1946 7 0 7
1947 9 0 9
1948 8 0 8
1949 6 0 6
1950 9 0 9
1951 7 0 7
1953 12 0 12
1954 9 0 9
1955 9 0 9
1956 6 0 6
1957 11 0 11
1958 10 0 10
1959 10 0 10
1960 5 0 5
1961 14 0 14
1962 11 0 11
1963 10 0 10
1964 15 0 15
1965 6 0 6
1966 17 0 17
1967 14 0 14
1968 11 0 11
1969 9 0 9
1970 13 0 13
1971 15 0 15
1972 11 0 11
1973 10 0 10
1974 13 0 13
1975 15 0 15
1976 17 0 17
1977 6 0 6
1978 10 0 10
1979 23 0 23
1980 15 0 15
1981 10 0 10
1982 18 0 18
1983 13 0 13
1984 16 0 16
1985 18 0 18
1986 11 0 11
1987 9 0 9
1988 11 0 11
1989 20 0 20
1990 18 0 18
1991 17 0 17
1992 19 0 19
1993 11 0 11
1994 10 0 10
1995 10 0 10
1996 10 0 10
1997 12 0 12
1998 18 0 18
1999 10 0 10
2000 16 0 16
2001 14 0 14
2002 13 0 13
2003 28 0 28
2004 22 0 22
2005 27 0 27
2006 19 0 19
2007 152 0 152
2008 241 0 241
2009 201 0 201
2010 218 0 218
2011 234 0 234
2012 288 0 288
2013 336 0 336
2014 493 0 493
2015 553 0 553
2016 591 0 591

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Popularity of Leonidas as a first name

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Popularity of Leonidas as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leonidas U.S.
  White 31.60% 64.26%
  African American 38.40% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 17.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.80% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leonidas

People with the last name Leonidas are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Leonidas

  • How Popular is the name Leonidas? Leonidas is the 3,935th most popular name of all time. As a last name Leonidas was the 76,768th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leonidas have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,590 babies born with the first name Leonidas in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leonidas to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leonidas? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Leonidas first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leonidas is Saturday, January 19th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Leonidas born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leonidas was in 2016 with a total of 591 babies.
  • Random Leonidas Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leonidas is not a popular baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Leonidas: Your name in reverse order is Sadinoel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asilndoe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leonidas? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 250 people with the last name Leonidas.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leonidas? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Leonidas as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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