Leonie: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Leonie

Of Latin origin and meaning “lion,” which you’ll know to be true when she has one of those Target-aisle meltdowns in which the entire store can hear her roaring.

Nicknames:

Lee, Leni, Leo, Oni.

Famous people named Leonie:

Writers Leonie Swann and Leonie Joubert; poet Leonie Adams; judge Leonie Brinkema; journalists Leonie Wood and Leonie Gilmour.

Fun facts:

This name can be pronounced either lee-oh-nee or lay-oh-nee.

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