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Gender: F Meaning of Cleopatra: "glory of the father" Origin of Cleopatra: Greek

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A royal name in ancient Egypt that's never quite made it to the modern world, though nickname Cleo is widely used. Other now-extinct Cleopatra diminutives, including Cleora and Cleola, achieved some popularity in the early 20th century when there was a crazy for all things Egypt-related as the ancient tombs were opened and artifacts displayed. In the US, Cleopatra became a popular silent film in 1917 starring Theda Bara.

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Famous People Named Cleopatra

Cleo Higgins (born Cleopatra Madonna Higgins), singer-songwriter, actress
Cleopatra Coleman, Australian actress
Queen Cleopatra VII Philopator of Egypt
Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Cleopatra
Cleo Demetriou (born Cleopatra), Child Actress; recipient of Laurence Olivier Award

Pop Culture References for the Name Cleopatra

Lady Cleopatra, Arthur Rowdy's wife (nee Stonehenge) in "Sketches and Travels" (1850) by W. M. Thackeray
Cassandra Cleopatra Watkins, character in "Mr Facey Romford's Hounds" (1865) by R. S. Surtees
Antony and Cleopatra, play by William Shakespeare

Chleo, Clea, Cleo, Cleona, Cleone, Cleonie, Cleta, Clio