Name: Leonard

Origin and Meaning of the Name Leonard

  • Meaning:
    Strong as the lion
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  • Pronunciation:
    (lay o NAHRD); (LEN ard); (lee oh NARD)
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Miscellaneous Info for Leonard

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    English, German and Polish speaking countries
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    St. Leonard of Noblac is the patron saint of birthing mothers, prisoners and the mentally ill.

    Other famous Leonards include singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, composer Leonard Bernstein and actor Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in 'Star Trek'.

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