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Origin of the name LEO.
Etymology of the name LEO.
Meaning of the baby name LEO.

  

LEO (Λέω).  Latin and Greek name meaning "a lion." (The Standard Dictionary of Facts, Ruoff, 1922).  In use in very early times by the Greeks.  Also see Leon and Leonard.

... Two popes, to whom Rome owed the deepest debt of gratitude—to the one, for interceding with Attila; to the other, for turning away the wrath of the Saracens—were both called Leo, and it thus became a favourite on the papal throne, and was considered to allude to the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, which was therefore sculptured on St. Peter's in the time of the Medicean Leo X. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

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