[ 2 syll. leo, le-o ] The baby girl name Leo is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced in English as LIY-ow or in German as LEH-ow †. Leo has its origins in the Latin language and it is used largely in English. Leo is a contracted form of the English and German Leona.
Leo is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1904 with 0.006% of baby girls being named Leo. It was #843 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in popularity since then, and is currently used only on an infrequent scale. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Leo, Leona was the most popular. Leo has primarily been a boy name in the last century. In 1920, 74 times more boys than girls were given the name Leo.
Baby names that sound like Leo include Llio (Welsh), Lael, Laele, Laelle, Laily, Lala (Czech), Laleh, Lali (Spanish), Lallie, Lally, Lalo, Laloe, Laya (English), Laylee, Layli, Laylie, Lea (English, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Dutch), Leela (English and Indian), Leelee (English), and Leia (English).
† Pronunciation for Leo: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"