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Gender: F Meaning of Leonie: "lion" Origin of Leonie: Latin

Leonie is a chic French and German form of a name that exists in a range of variations from Leona to Leonia to Leon to Leo to Lionel, all newly fashionable after a couple of generations in style limbo.

Pronunciation can be confusing: The first syllable can be pronounced as lee or lay, the second as on or own, and the accent can be on either the first or the second syllable or be evenly distributed over all three syllables of the name, so that it sounds like the male name Leon with an ee at the end. Take your pick, but know that others might often pick differently.

Aunt Leonie is a major character in Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. Leonie Hemsworth is the mother of Liam and Chris and Leonie is the name picked by Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel for their daughter.

Famous People Named Leonie

-Leonie Abo (born 1945), Bambunda author
-Leonie Adams (1899-1988), American poet
-Leonie Archer, British academic
-Leonie Brinkema (b. 1944), American judge
-Leonie Duquet (1916-1977), French nun
-Leonie Frieda (b. 1956), Swedish-born former model, translator and writer
-Leonie Gilmour (1872-1933), American educator, editor, and journalist
-Leonie "Noni" Hazlehurst, Australian actress
-Leonie Joubert, freelance science writer
-Leonie Krail (b. 1986), Swiss ice dancer
-Leonie Kramer (b. 1924), Australian academic, educator and professor
-Myriam Leonie Mani (b. 1977), Cameroonian runner
-Leonie Meijer (b. 1985), singer-songwriter from the Netherlands
-Leonie Rysanek (1926-1998), Austrian dramatic soprano
-Leonie Sandercock (b. 1949), Australian academic
-Leonie Schaller (b. 1978), German saxophonist
-Leonie Short (b. 1956), Australian politician
-Leonie Swann (b. 1975), nom de plume of a German crime writer
-Leonie Wood (b. 1961), Australian journalist
-Leonie Pravita (b. 1988), "Masa Bodoh" "Cinta" Indonesian singer-songwriter
-Leonie Dawson, Australian entrepreneur; founder of LeonieDawson.com (formerly GoddessGuidebook.com)

Pop Culture References for the Name Leonie

French spelling: LÉONIE
Léonie Cassel (b. 2010), daughter of Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel

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