French, Greek

Leonce Origin and Meaning

The name Leonce is a boy's name meaning "lion".

A chic French vintage name on the rise there for both sexes, which would make for an unconventional route to Leo.

# 943 in the US

Leonce Rank in US Top 1000

Leonce in Pop Culture

  • French form of the Greek LEONTIOS
  • Léonce de Mondovillemarried lover of Delphine de Abbémar in Madame de Staël's epistolary novel Delphine (1802); in part inspired by the author's lover, Benjamin Constant
  • Léonce Poitratcharacter in Céline's influential novel Mort à crédit (1936; "accountant at clinic, with an erection 'as hard as 36 biceps'")