Name Lionel - Meaning and origin

Origin of first name:

French, Latin

Meaning of the name:

Latin leonellus, which means "little lion". In the Middle Ages, "lionel", "lionnet" and "lionneau" were found as synonyms for lion cubs.
Attributed since the Middle Ages, Lionel was the name of the second son of King Edward II. He is also one of the knights of King Arthur's Round Table.


American singer Lionel Richie, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi, French politician Lionel Jospin, French sports journalist Lionel Chamoulaud, French writer Lionel Duroy, pianist and American jazz drummer Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) ...

Lionel's patron saint is Leo the Great who was pope from 440 to 461 under the barbarian invasions.

His character :

Tireless, Lionel is full of energy and vitality ... we must follow him! From an early age, he shows curiosity and does not hesitate to take risks to quench his thirst for discovery. Bon vivant, he is also a faithful, sincere and extremely generous friend. His weak point? Maybe care a bit too much of others without paying too much attention to his own desires.


Linnell, Lyonell, Leonel, Leonello, Lionello.

His party :

The Lionel are celebrated on November 10th.

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