Leo

Pronunciation: [Lee-o]

Gender: Male

Meaning: Lion

Origin: Latin

Leo is the Latin word for lion, and lion colouration varies from light buff to yellowish, reddish, or dark ochraceous brown.

Variant Forms

NameMeaningGenderOrigin
LeeClearing, meadowFemaleEnglish
LeonLionMaleLatin
LeonelLionMaleLatin
LevHeartMaleHebrew


Famous Dogs Named Leo

Napoleon: Bloodhound, part of the film The Aristocats by from the Walt Disney Studios.

Napoleon: The cute little Golden Retriver dog in the film Napoleon.

Napoleon: A dog from the comic strip Napoleon and Uncle Elby.

Leo: Portrayed Jack in Tales of the Gold Monkey.

Cleo: Basset Hound dog from The People's Choice.

Famous People Named Leo

Wassily Leontief was the Nobel Prize winning economist, and he acclaimed for his input–output analysis, is a name to reckon with.

Sugar Ray Leonard is a legendary boxer, who won world titles in five different weight classes.

Rafael Leonardo Callejas Romero is a former President of Honduras. He was in the office from 1990 to 1994.

Napoleon Hill was an American writer and one of the pioneers of personal-success literature.

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution.

Leos Janacek was a Czech musician who was considered as one of the nation’s great composers for the mature style of writing that he adopted.

Leonid Brezhnev was a leader of the Soviet Union.

Leonardo da Vinci was a legendary Florentine painter, polymath, sculptor, architect and musician.

Leonard Bernstein was one of the most influential classical musicians of his age, very few musicians can boast of a career like Leonard Bernstein.

Leon Trotsky was a Russian politician, a Marxist revolutionary and the founder and the first leader of the Red Army.

Leon Štukelj was a legendary Slovene gymnast.

Leo Tolstoy was one of the most acclaimed Russian writers, who wrote the famous ‘War and Peace’ and ‘Anna Karenina’.

Leo Rosten is well known for acquainting Americans with the Jewish culture and language.

Leo Burnett was an American businessman and famous advertising executive who founded the leading advertising agency the Leo Burnett Company.

Galileo Galilei was an Italian Astronomer and Scientist.

Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt.

Aldo Leopold was a renowned American ecologist, environmentalist and scientist.

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