Gender: Female Meaning of Leontine: "lion" Origin of Leontine: French female form of Leontios, Greek

Leontine Origin and Meaning

The name Leontine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "lion".

Leontine is the French form of a name that's more familiar by its spelling variation Leontyne, the name made famous by opera diva Price. An obscure choice, Leontine nevertheless feels right for our lion-name-crazed moment.

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Ruanne Says:


I think the first one?

LavenderLullabies Says:


What's the most common way to pronounce Léontine? I've heard several; lay-ohn-teen, len-teen, lay-ohn-TIE-nh, lay-ohn-tee-nah, and len-ohn-teen.

Ceeeceee Says:


My sister's name. I love it

Floris Says:


Emma is lovely!!!! I seriously contemplated it!!! The only Emma I've ever met was one of the smartest, self.-confident and kindest people I've ever met and she always did her own thing, wasnt influenced by "what's cool" etc...

But right now it looks like a Clara Lycoris ..... (Gladys) or Louisa Lycoris something (Wisteria? Marigold? Gladys? Lavender?....?). Gladys is the Welsh form of Claudia, my mum's name :)
But tbh, I personally prefer Clara Lycoris (Gladys).... But it's not just up to me, so we'll see ;)

katinka Says:


Oh wow, you're actually a Léontine?! So jealous - I'm plain old Emma. I wish my parents had taken a leaf out of your parents' book!

Floris Says:


Uhm, what my rambling was supposed to explain is that it's imo an uncommon name that isn't so out there people assume it's made up. It also works for Latin and Germanic languages... So yay :D

Floris Says:


It's my name, but living in a partially French speaking country my parents decided to write "Léontine". My Italian family says Leontina, and as a kid growing up I actually liked that my name has so many different pronunciations/variations :D

In elementary somebody used to tease me becuase of my name, but I feel like he just disliked me and was looking for something to tease me about. And when he realised that I still thought my name was awesome he stopped.... :)
But besides that I've only gotten compliments for my name :)

katinka Says:


Ooh, I like this a lot!