Leonardo: baby boy name meaning and popularity


This name is the Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish version of the name Leonard, which means “strong as a lion.” Gonna go out on a limb here and guess that he’ll probably turn out to be a big Ninja Turtles fan.


Leo, Nard. Just kidding, don’t really call him Nard. For the love.

Famous people named Leonardo:

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio; Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci; mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci.

Fun fact:

The name’s modern popularity can probably be attributed in large part to Leonardo DiCaprio, whose mother is said to have chosen it because during her pregnancy, he kicked her while she was viewing a Leonardo Da Vinci painting.

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