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Gender: M Meaning of Leonid: "lion" Origin of Leonid: Russian, variation of Leonidas "lion"

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This form got noticed as the first name of long-reigning Russian president Brezhnev; other bearers include playwright and short-story writer Andreyev, Leonid the Magnificent,a Russian performance artist on America's Got Talent, and Leonid McGill, the protagonist of a Walter Mosley private eye series. All in all, though, Leonid is not the most likely to join the pride of lion-related names here.

Famous People Named Leonid

Leonid Brezhnev, former president of the Soviet Union
Leonid Kantorovich, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
Leonid Hurwicz, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

Pop Culture References for the Name Leonid

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