Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Lion
Main Origin Language: Italian
(Or View Leo Girl)

In 2017 the name Leo...

• was given to 5,923 baby boys
• was the 61st most popular name for baby boys
• was 287% more popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Minnesota, Vermont, and South Dakota
• was least popular in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas
• was about as popular as Cameron and Theodore
Babies Named Leo Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Leo...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2017
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1990
• is 147% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 712% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Otto, Everett, Jones, Millie, Charlotte, Eloise
• has the most opposite popularity history to Ruben, Alfonso, Anthony, Tanna, Blanca, Toniann
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Leo Per State
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Geographically the name Leo...

• 10% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Emmett, Theodore, Jack, Quinn, Nora, Eloise
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Ayden, Christian, Kameron, London, Kyleigh, Emory
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Leo by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Leo are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Leo will be the only kid named Leo in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Leo compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Leo rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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