The name Leonardo is of Italian origin and means "Lion Brave." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
The name Leonardo is the Latin languages version of the name Leonard (Spanish/Italian/Portuguese). It is the name of the famous artist/inventor/sculptor Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) who painted The Mona Lisa. The name Leonardo most identified nowadays with the popular movie actor Leonardo DiCaprio. It is also the fictional name of one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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