17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer and his wife, Swiss tennis star Miroslava “Mirka” Federer, welcomed a second set of twins! Sons Leo and Lenny were born May 6th and join four-year-old twin sisters, Myla Rose and Charlene Riva.
WHAT IT MEANS: This family must LOVE big cats: Leo means “lion”; Lenny, “brave lion”
WHERE IT ORIGINATED: Leo is the Latin cognate of the Greek Leon and has been popular since before the 4th century. Lenny is the diminutive form of the formal Leonard, made up of ancient Germanic elements levon (lion) and hard (strong, brave).
POTENTIAL NICKNAMES: Seems that their names are already short forms.
KNOW THIS: Leonard is the name of a 5th century Frankish Saint who is patron of prisoners and horses, while Italy’s Saint Leo the Great was head of the Catholic Church from 440-461.
POP CULTURE CONNECTION: The names are most commonly associated with famous bearers American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz and actor Leonardo “Leo” DiCaprio.