Leo (given name)

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The given name Leo comes from the Latin word leo, meaning "lion". It can also be a nickname for a name such as Leonard or Leopold.

The name can refer to:


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Politicians and statesmen[edit]

  • Léo Cadieux (1908-2005), Canadian politician, Minister of National Defense from 1967 to 1970
  • Leo Deslatte (born 1946), American mayor
  • Leo von Caprivi (1831-1899), German general and Chancellor of Germany
  • Leo Ryan (1925-1978), California Congressman; killed at Jonestown


  • Leo Africanus (c. 1494-c. 1554?), Andalusian Berber Moorish diplomat and author
  • Leo Burnett (1891-1971), American advertising executive
  • Leo Fender (1909-1991), American inventor, maker of electric guitars
  • Leo Frank, American Jew murdered by a lynch mob in 1915
  • Leo Jogiches, (1867-1919), Russian Marxist revolutionary
  • Leo Laporte (born 1956), American technology broadcaster and author
  • Leo Loudenslager (1944-1997), American world champion aerobatics aviator
  • Leo Major, French-Canadian World War II hero
  • Leo Strauss, American political philosopher

Fictional characters[edit]

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