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Leonard (M)>

Leonard (male)

Variants:Lennard (M) Lennardus (M) Lennart (M) Leonardino (M) Leonardo (M) Leonardus (M) Léonce (M) Leonhard (M) Leonhardt (M) Lleonard (M)
Diminutive(s):Len (M) Leo (M) Leon (M)
Pet Name(s):Lenny (M)
Can be spelt:Lenard (M)
Feminine form:Lennora (F) Lennorah (F) Lenora (F) Lenorah (F) Leonora (F)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP

Mainly English and Jewish, from Old French "brave lion"; introduced into Britain by the Normans but not much used until the 19th century.

The French form is accented: Léonard.

There are a small number of occurrences in the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire.

In old documents in Latin, the form Lennardus or Leonardus may be found, with appropriate case endings.