See also: lionel
- A male given name of mostly British usage.
1591, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Sixt”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]:, Scene IV
- His grandfather was Lionel, Duke of Clarence,
- Third son to the third Edward, King of England.
- Spring crestless yeomen from so deep a root?
- 1953 L. P. Hartley, The Go-Between, Hamish Hamilton, 1974, page 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."
- ^ Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.