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Leonel is a name that is generally chosen by parents for their baby boy. This name is of American origin and the meaning of Leonel is ‘lion-like’. It is a combination of the names Leon and Lionel. Similarly, the Latin roots of this name give this name a meaning of ‘lion-cub’. The name can be traced back to 1621 in the United States when the first records of the name can be found in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington. It is a common choice of name in Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Notable personalities with this name include Leonel de Moura Brizola (Brazilian politician), Leonel Eduardo Pilipauskas (Uruguayan soccer player) and Leonel Antonio Fernandez (former president of the Dominican Republic).
Leonel is most often associated with the gender: male.
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