Leo Meaning and Origin

The name Leo is a boy’s name meaning “lion” and is of Latin origin. It is a shortened version of the name “Leonardo” or “Leopold,” which means “brave people” or “people’s prince.” The name “Leo” has been used throughout history by many famous figures, including several popes of the Roman Catholic Church who took the name Leo upon their ascension to the papacy. It was also the name of several kings and emperors, including the Byzantine Emperor Leo III and the German Emperor Leo II.

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