Leonard is a German name that is derived from the elements levon, meaning "lion," and hard, which means "brave" or "hardy." Therefore, the name is generally understood to mean "brave lion." Leonard is also shared as the name of a medieval saint who is the patron saint of prisoners. In recent years, the name has been slowly decreasing in popularity in the United States, although the name remains popular in England and France.
Similar Names: Lee, Lenny
Famous Leonard Names: Leonard Nimoy (actor), Leonard Maltin (journalist)