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

The name Leontine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "lion". Leontine and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That? (Girls)".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Leontine

Léontine Lippmann Arman de Caillavet, mistress and muse of writer Anatole France
Leontine Sagan, Austrian-Hungarian theater director
Leontine T. Kelly, American Methodist bishop
Léontine de Maësen, Belgian coloratura soprano
Léontine Pauline Aubart, French singer; mistress of business mogul Benjamin Guggenheim; Titanic survivor
Léontine Zanta, first Frenchwoman to earn a doctorate
Florence Leontine Mary Welch, English singer of band Florence + the Machine

Pop Culture References for the name Leontine

"Leontine's Husbands," 1928 German silent comedy