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

The name Leonid is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "lion". Leonid and is often added to lists like Russian Baby Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

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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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Famous People Named Leonid

Leonid Brezhnev, former president of the Soviet Union
Leonid Kantorovich, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
Leonid Hurwicz, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics
Leonid Rogozov, Soviet general practitioner, extracted own appendix

Pop Culture References for the name Leonid

The Leonids, a meteor shower that occurs every November

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