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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Leonard
This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Leonard in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the boy's name Leonard:
Records indicate that 288,661 boys in the United States have been named Leonard since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1921, when 5,648 people in the U.S. were given the name Leonard. Those people are now 95 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Leonard
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2 Positive Comments
"My dad's name is Leonard. His original name is Leo but my grandmother wanted it Americanized. Leonard is a Great name !" Sep. 5, 2012:
"I think Leonard's aces. I forsee a rise in Leonard as a full name since it's one of the possible names Leo can be a nickname for. If you're a Leonard, start using Leo yourself!" Dec. 5, 2005:
5 Neutral Comments
"My dads name is Leonard and Il ove it! We call him Len for short. And he is a very great dad!
Thalia" Jun. 21, 2014:
"For those of you Power Rangers fans out there who have also heard of Super Sentai (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was based on 1992's Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger which means 'Dinosaur Squadron Beast Rangers'), one of the main characters of 1987's Hikari Sentai Maskman (translating as 'Light Squadron Maskman') is called Leonard in the Filipino Tagalog, but Kenta in the original Japanese language version. He was, of course, Black Mask of that Sentai team in the late Eighties." May. 13, 2009:
"Now the 10th most unpopular male name in the United Kingdom - ahead of Arthur in 12th place and Stanley in 17th place but behind Frank in eighth place and Harold in fourth place. Famous Leonards over the years have included American composer Leonard Bernstein, American actor Leonard Nimoy (alias Dr Spock in Star Trek), Canadian musician and poet Leonard Cohen, and most recently British entertainer and TV judge Len Goodman (his father was Leonard aka Len), of Strictly Come Dancing fame (the show's American equivalent is Dancing With The Stars)." Dec. 23, 2008:
"Leonard sounds too much like an old grandad to me, though its Italian/Spanish/Portuguese cognate Leonardo, as in Leonardo di Caprio, is now popular. If you want to use a name that can be shortened to Leo, choose Leonardo (or even Leopold) instead of Leonard. Better still, try using Leo on its own." Jun. 3, 2008:
"Sounds like an old man to me - and Frank, Arthur, Herbert, Albert, Stanley, and Ernest are also in that category. Then there are them old lady names still considered rather dreadful after all these years like Florence, Gertrude, Mildred, Hilda, Agnes, Edith, Mabel, or even Beatrice (though the last of these isn't really as dreadful as the others and may have the chance of a comeback in the future)." May. 1, 2008:
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