March is here and, depending on where you live, it has probably come in like a lion. But hopefully will go out like a lamb.
So, if you’re expecting a March baby, how about considering a leonine or ovine choice.
There are dozens of lion-related names, including these that are the most obvious:
Leo—the most lionesque of all, rising in popularity since Leonardo Di Caprio’s nickname became universally used.
Leon—the top name in Germany, and slowly making a return here; a Brangelina offspring middle name
Leona—has recently been rejuvinated via singer Leona Lewis.
Leonard—still stuck in Grandparental mode
Leonardo—one of the hottest of the romantic Latin names, with cultural references from DaVinci to Di Caprio; chosen by megastar couple Penelope Cruz & Javier Barden
Léonie—sleek Gallic female version, recently picked by Monica Bellucci & Vincent Cassel
Leonora—mellifluous Italianate name that appears as a major character in not one but three opera. Lenore is a streamlined version.
Leontyne—even more operatic than Leonora, via association with diva Leontyne Price.
Some other lion-related girls’ names:
Ariel—meaning “lion of God, with ties to both Shakespeare and Disney; also Arielle and Ariella