See also: leo, LEO, Léo, Leó, leó, lẹo, -leo, and Lêô

Translingual edit

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Etymology edit

From Latin leō (lion).

Proper noun edit

Leo m

  1. (obsolete) A taxonomic genus within the family Felidae – now in the species Panthera leo.

English edit

Signs of the Zodiac
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The constellation Leo
 Leo (people, places) on Wikipedia

Etymology edit

From Latin leō (lion), from Ancient Greek λέων (léōn). Doublet of Leon, leu, lev, lion, and Lyon.

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈliːəʊ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈliːoʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːəʊ

Proper noun edit

Leo (symbol ︎)

  1. A male given name from Latin, borne by numerous saints and 13 popes.
  2. (astronomy) A constellation of the zodiac, shaped approximately like a lion and containing the stars Regulus and Denebola.
  3. (astrology) The zodiac sign for the Lion, ruled by the Sun and covering July 23 - August 22 (tropical astrology) or August 16 - September 15 (sidereal astrology).
  4. A surname.
  5. An unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Jackson County, Ohio, United States.
  6. A ghost town in Roane County, West Virginia, United States.

Quotations edit

  • 1953, L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between, Hamish Hamilton, published 1974, pages 49–50:
    "Yes. You see, I was born under the sign of Leo, though it's not my real name."
    "What is your real name?"
    I saw Marcus looking at me, but I couldn't refuse to tell her.
    "It's Lionel. But don't tell anyone."
    "Why not?"
    "Because it's rather a fancy name."

Antonyms edit

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Statistics edit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Leo is the 4,423rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 8,039 individuals. Leo is most common among White (75.37%) individuals.

Noun edit

Leo (plural Leos)

  1. Someone with a Leo star sign
  2. A Leonberger

Synonyms edit

Translations edit

See also edit

Zodiac signs in English (layout · text)
       
Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer
       
Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio
       
Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces

Anagrams edit

Danish edit

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Leo

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Leo

Related terms edit

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Ultimately from Latin leō (lion), from Ancient Greek λέων (léōn, lion).

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Leo m

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Leo

Related terms edit

Faroese edit

Proper noun edit

Leo m

  1. a male given name

Usage notes edit

Patronymics

  • son of Leo: Leosson
  • daughter of Leo: Leosdóttir

Declension edit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Leo
Accusative Leo
Dative Leo
Genitive Leos

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From Latin leō (lion).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleo/, [ˈle̞o̞]
  • Rhymes: -eo
  • Syllabification(key): Le‧o

Proper noun edit

Leo

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Leo

Declension edit

Inflection of Leo (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative Leo Leot
genitive Leon Leojen
partitive Leoa Leoja
illative Leoon Leoihin
singular plural
nominative Leo Leot
accusative nom. Leo Leot
gen. Leon
genitive Leon Leojen
partitive Leoa Leoja
inessive Leossa Leoissa
elative Leosta Leoista
illative Leoon Leoihin
adessive Leolla Leoilla
ablative Leolta Leoilta
allative Leolle Leoille
essive Leona Leoina
translative Leoksi Leoiksi
abessive Leotta Leoitta
instructive Leoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Leo (type valo)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Leoni Leoni
accusative nom. Leoni Leoni
gen. Leoni
genitive Leoni Leojeni
partitive Leoani Leojani
inessive Leossani Leoissani
elative Leostani Leoistani
illative Leooni Leoihini
adessive Leollani Leoillani
ablative Leoltani Leoiltani
allative Leolleni Leoilleni
essive Leonani Leoinani
translative Leokseni Leoikseni
abessive Leottani Leoittani
instructive
comitative Leoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Leosi Leosi
accusative nom. Leosi Leosi
gen. Leosi
genitive Leosi Leojesi
partitive Leoasi Leojasi
inessive Leossasi Leoissasi
elative Leostasi Leoistasi
illative Leoosi Leoihisi
adessive Leollasi Leoillasi
ablative Leoltasi Leoiltasi
allative Leollesi Leoillesi
essive Leonasi Leoinasi
translative Leoksesi Leoiksesi
abessive Leottasi Leoittasi
instructive
comitative Leoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Leomme Leomme
accusative nom. Leomme Leomme
gen. Leomme
genitive Leomme Leojemme
partitive Leoamme Leojamme
inessive Leossamme Leoissamme
elative Leostamme Leoistamme
illative Leoomme Leoihimme
adessive Leollamme Leoillamme
ablative Leoltamme Leoiltamme
allative Leollemme Leoillemme
essive Leonamme Leoinamme
translative Leoksemme Leoiksemme
abessive Leottamme Leoittamme
instructive
comitative Leoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Leonne Leonne
accusative nom. Leonne Leonne
gen. Leonne
genitive Leonne Leojenne
partitive Leoanne Leojanne
inessive Leossanne Leoissanne
elative Leostanne Leoistanne
illative Leoonne Leoihinne
adessive Leollanne Leoillanne
ablative Leoltanne Leoiltanne
allative Leollenne Leoillenne
essive Leonanne Leoinanne
translative Leoksenne Leoiksenne
abessive Leottanne Leoittanne
instructive
comitative Leoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Leonsa Leonsa
accusative nom. Leonsa Leonsa
gen. Leonsa
genitive Leonsa Leojensa
partitive Leoaan
Leoansa
Leojaan
Leojansa
inessive Leossaan
Leossansa
Leoissaan
Leoissansa
elative Leostaan
Leostansa
Leoistaan
Leoistansa
illative Leoonsa Leoihinsa
adessive Leollaan
Leollansa
Leoillaan
Leoillansa
ablative Leoltaan
Leoltansa
Leoiltaan
Leoiltansa
allative Leolleen
Leollensa
Leoilleen
Leoillensa
essive Leonaan
Leonansa
Leoinaan
Leoinansa
translative Leokseen
Leoksensa
Leoikseen
Leoiksensa
abessive Leottaan
Leottansa
Leoittaan
Leoittansa
instructive
comitative Leoineen
Leoinensa

Statistics edit

  • Leo is the 59th most common male given name in Finland, belonging to 12,748 male individuals (and as a middle name to 5,245 more), and also belongs to 35 female individuals (and as a middle name to 16 more), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

Anagrams edit

German edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈleːo]
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Le‧o

Etymology 1 edit

Proper noun edit

Leo

  1. Short for Leopold, a a male given name
  2. Short for Leonhard, a a male given name
  3. a male given name, feminine equivalent Leonie or Leoni, equivalent to English Leo; variant form Leon

Etymology 2 edit

From Old High German lēo (shelter), from Proto-West Germanic *hlaiw.

Noun edit

Leo n (strong, genitive Leos, plural Leos)

  1. (Austria, playground games) base (a safe zone in the children's game of tag)
  2. (Austria, by extension, somewhat humorous) any kind of safe zone
Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • Leo” in Duden online
  • Leo” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Leo” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon

Norwegian edit

Proper noun edit

Leo

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Leo. Variant: Leon

Portuguese edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from Latin leō (lion).

Alternative forms edit

Proper noun edit

Leo m

  1. (astronomy) Leo (constellation)

Etymology 2 edit

Proper noun edit

Leo m

  1. pet form of Leonardo

Slovak edit

Pronunciation edit

Proper noun edit

Leo m anim (genitive singular Lea, nominative plural Leovia, declension pattern of chlap)

  1. a diminutive of the male given names Leonard or Leopold

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • Leonard”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2023
  • Leopold”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2023

Spanish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleo/ [ˈle.o]
  • Rhymes: -eo
  • Syllabification: Le‧o

Proper noun edit

Leo m

  1. (astronomy, astrology) Leo (constellation)
    Synonym: León
  2. (astrology) Leo (zodiac sign)
  3. a diminutive of the male given name Leonardo

See also edit

Zodiac signs in Spanish · signo del zodíaco (layout · text)
       
Aries Tauro Géminis Cáncer
       
Leo Virgo Libra Escorpio
       
Sagitario Capricornio Acuario Piscis

Swedish edit

Proper noun edit

Leo c (genitive Leos)

  1. a male given name, equivalent to English Leo

Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish Leo, from Latin leō (lion), from Ancient Greek λέων (léōn).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: Le‧o
  • IPA(key): /ˈleo/, [ˈlɛ.o]

Noun edit

Leo (Baybayin spelling ᜎᜒᜌᜓ)

  1. (astronomy) Leo (constellation)
    Synonym: Halimaw
  2. (astrology) Leo (zodiac sign)
    Synonym: Halimaw

See also edit

Zodiac signs in Tagalog · signo ng sodyako (layout · text)
       
Aryes, Tupa Tauro, Damulag Heminis, Kambal Kanser, Alimango
       
Leo, Halimaw Birgo, Dalaga Libra, Timbangan Eskorpiyo, Alakdan
       
Sahitaryo, Mamamana Kaprikorniyo, Kambing Akwaryo, Manunubig Pisis, Isda

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