The name Leonardo is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "brave lion". Leonardo is ranked #92 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Artistic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
For centuries this name was associated primarily with the towering figure of Italian Renaissance painter-scientist-inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and was scarcely used outside the Latin culture. But then along came Leonardo DiCaprio, who was supposedly given the name because his pregnant mother felt her first kick while looking at a da Vinci painting in the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence, and who would make the name young and handsome and multi-cultural.
Leonardo is a popular choice among other attractive Italian and Spanish names for boys, and its cousin Leo is popular as well.
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