Lennon vs Leonard - What's the difference?

lennon | leonard |

lennon

English

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • , notably of (1940–1980), one of the Beatles.
  • 2011 Christine Dwyer Hickey, The Cold Eye of Heaven , Atlantic Books, ISBN 978 0857890306, page 117:
  • *:: 'He means the other'' Lennon''',' Slowey's voice said. ' ''John'' '''Lennon from the Beatles.' And Farley saw him then, on the bend of the counter smoking a cigar. Slowey then turned to the barman, '... and ''he means the other Lenin, you know, the Russian revolutionary?'
  • , modern transferred use of the surname.
  • Anagrams

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    leonard

    English

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1844 , The Birthright and Other Tales , Henry Colburn 1844, page 251:
  • - - - save the delight of being called "Leo" by those whom the newspapers call "the leading fashionables", whereas, had he stuck to the city , he might still have been called only Leonard , like his father before him.
  • * 1997 , Underworld , Simon&Schuster 1998, ISBN 0684848155, page 592:
  • "You want names, I'll give you names. My name is Leonard Alfred Schneider. What was I doing when I took the name Lenny Bruce? I was moving towards the invisible middle.
  • (Lennon).
  • Usage notes

    *The given name has been in quiet continuous use since the Middle Ages. A popularity peak occurred during the first half of the 20th century.