Gender: Male Meaning of Leonid: "lion" Origin of Leonid: Russian, variation of Leonidas "lion"

Leonid Origin and Meaning

The name Leonid is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "lion".

This form got noticed as the first name of long-reigning Russian president Brezhnev; other bearers include playwright and short-story writer Andreyev, Leonid the Magnificent,a Russian performance artist on America's Got Talent, and Leonid McGill, the protagonist of a Walter Mosley private eye series. All in all, though, Leonid is not the most likely to join the pride of lion-related names here.

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Lyeka, Lyenya


lesliemarion Says:


Why would the final sound - d - be pronounced with a t?

I say it Layo-ned. Like the gorgeous meteor showers of fall.

Omri Says:


It's pronounced lee-oh-neet. Like the Leo in Leonardo, that means.

DearestJules Says:


Does anyone know if the "Leo" in this name is pronounced like Leonard (leh) or like Leonardo (lee-o)?