Leo m

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Male Male Name
This name is used both as a female and a male name. See Leo f for the female version.

Usage

Finland Finnish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Greenland Greenlandic

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Origin and Meaning

Lion
Lion
Image by Kevin Pluck,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

1) Latin leo = 'lion' (see LEO) [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Short form of Germanic names containing the name element LEW [4] [8] [5] [7]

3) Short form of Leopold [5] [7]

4) Short form of Leontius

Related Names

Ledjo
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Sami
Lejo
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Finish Sami
Leo
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Leó
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Icelandic
Liiu
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Greenlandic
Lîu
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Greenlandic

See also Lea, Leib, Leksa, Leku, Leon, Leska, Lev, Levo, Lio

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Leosson Faroe Islands Iceland

Female

Leosdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see LEO and LEW (name elements)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Leo
Genitive: Leos
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Leo
Accusative: Leo
Dative: Leo
Genitive: Leos
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Leo
Genitive: Leon
Partitive: Leoa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Leo
Accusative: Leo
Dative: Leo
Genitive: Leos
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Leo
Genitive: Leos
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Leo
Genitive: Leos

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

11 April

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

11 April

Finland Finland

28 June

Norway Norway

28 June

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

28 June

Sweden Sweden

28 June

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Leo Mathisen (né Hans Leo Mathiassen, 10 October 1906 – 16 December 1969), Danish jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer and bandleader

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[12]
13761 19731 37 62 13724 19669
Finland Finland[13]
n.a.
28736
n.a.
35
n.a.
28701
Denmark Denmark[14]
3198
n.a.
1
n.a.
3197
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[15]
40 93
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[16]
31 81
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Norway Norway[17]
n.a.
n.a.
7
n.a.
2673
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Statistics as male name

Recent statistics trend[12][14][17][13]:Name statistics for Leo (m)

Sources: [12] [14] [17] [13]


Norwegian historic statistics trend[17]:
Norwegian historic statistics for Leo (m)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Leo (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Leo (m)


References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Kevin Pluck, source & license
  2. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  8. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  9. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, census of 2011, http://www.stat.gl/
  10. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  11. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  15. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  16. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no