Leo

A variation of Leon. Popular during Roman times. An enduring name in the U.S., that ranked within the top 100 from 1882 to 1937. Possibly influenced by 20th century Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, author of "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina." The name of a constellation and the fifth sign of the zodiac. The shortened form of Leonardo. Thirteen popes are among the namesakes. Preferred in England, France, Scotland, Sweden, and Wales. , Lion-hearted

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