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