Lionel

Meaning and Origin of the Name Lionel

The name Lionel is a Latin boy’s name, originally a French pet name.

The meaning of Lionel is “Lion”. It was used in the middle ages in French and Latin circles.

Popularity

Lionel was not in the top 100 baby boys names in England in 2015. However, from the 1800’s to now, the Social Security Administration in America reported that 29, 238 baby were named Lionel.

It’s a popular name, especially in Louisiana.

Famous People with the First Name Lionel

Lionel Messi a great footballer
Lionel Messi a great footballer

The popularity of Lionel is that it shares the name with:

  • Lionel Ritchie, and American singer,
  • a famous jazz musician, Lionel Hampton- from Louisville, Kentucky,
  • a soccer player named Lionel Mess, from Rosario, Argentina
  • and the French Prime Minister, Lionel Jospin(1997-2002), when he served.

Traits of people with the name

The name Lionel qualities are that he is dependable and practical. He loves the colors gray and blue. His favorite gemstone is “Sapphire”. The popularity of Lionel is also associated with a medieval French named “Leon”, which was called “Lion”. The name Lionel has six letters, and is pronounced Lio-nel. The name fall in the animal category, but it also is fit for a child as well.

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