Leo

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See also: leo, LEO, Léo, 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
Cancer Leo.svg Virgo
English Wikipedia has an article about Leo.
The constellation Leo

Etymology[edit]

From Latin leō (lion), from Ancient Greek λέων (léōn). Doublet of lion.

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 bright star Regulus.
  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​.

Quotations[edit]

  • 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."

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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.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Leo (plural Leos)

  1. Someone with a Leo star sign

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Leo

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Leo.

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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.

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleo/, [ˈle̞o̞]
  • Rhymes: -eo
  • Syllabification: 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
instructive Leoin
abessive Leotta Leoitta
comitative Leoineen
Possessive forms of Leo (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person Leoni Leomme
2nd person Leosi Leonne
3rd person Leonsa

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Leo

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Leo.

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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 leo (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 (genitive Lea, nominative plural Leovia) declension pattern chlap

  1. A pet form of the male given names Leonard and Leopold.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Leonard in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk
  • Leopold in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Leo m

  1. (astronomy, astrology) Leo (constellation)
  2. (astrology) Leo (zodiac sign)

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Zodiac signs in Spanish (layout · text)
Emoji u2648.svg Emoji u2649.svg Emoji u264a.svg Emoji u264b.svg
Aries ♈︎ Tauro ♉︎ Géminis ♊︎ Cáncer ♋︎
Emoji u264c.svg Emoji u264d.svg Emoji u264e.svg Emoji u264f.svg
Leo ♌︎ Virgo ♍︎ Libra ♎︎ Escorpio ♏︎
Emoji u2650.svg Emoji u2651.svg Emoji u2652.svg Emoji u2653.svg
Sagitario ♐︎ Capricornio ♑︎ Acuario ♒︎ Piscis ♓︎

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Leo c (genitive Leos)

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English Leo.