[ 3 syll. leo-nel, le-on-el ] The baby boy name Leonel is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is LIY-owNehL †. Leonel is used chiefly in the English and Spanish languages, and its origin is Latin.
Leonel is a variant of Leo in the English language.
Leonel is also a variant of the name Lionel (English and French) in the English and Spanish languages.
Leonel is fairly popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 1960s. At the modest height of its usage in 2018, 0.048% of baby boys were given the name Leonel. Its ranking then was #357. Within all boy names in its group, Leonel was the 2nd most popular after Leo in 2018. Its use outnumbered Leonel's by 7 times in that year. Leonel has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Leonel include Lemyuel, Leonello, Lionel, Lemyouel, Lyonelo, Laionela, Lemmuel, Lemuell, Lenell, Linlea, Linlee, Linley, Linli, Linlie, Linly, Lynlea, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynli, and Lynlie.
† Pronunciation for Leonel: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"