"brave people"

Leopold Origin and Meaning

The name Leopold is a boy's name of German origin meaning "brave people".

This aristocratic, somewhat formal Germanic route to the popular Leo is a royal name: Queen Victoria used it to honor a favorite uncle, King Leopold of Belgium. Though Leopold sounds as if it might be a leonine name, it's not really a relative of such choices as Leon, and Leonard.

In literature, the name is famous via Leopold Bloom, the central character of James Joyce's Ulysses and in music is associated with the distinguished conductor Leopold Stokowski, and it is also a saint's name.

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Famous People Named Leopold

  • Leopold IKing of Belgium
  • Leopold II (Léopold Louis Philippe Marie Victor)King of Belgium
  • Leopold III (Léopold Philippe Charles Albert Meinrad Hubert Marie Michel)King of Belgium
  • Saint Leopold IIIMargrave of Austria
  • Saint Leopold MandićCroatian Capuchin friar
  • Leopold Senghorpoet and first president of Senegal
  • (Johann Georg) Leopold MozartGerman composer; father of W.A. Mozart
  • Leopold RužičkaCroatian chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
  • Leopold George Duncan AlbertPrince of the UK; Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria
  • Leopold Maximilian Joseph Maria ArnulfPrince of Bavaria, WWI Field Marshal
  • Leopold Clement Philipp August MariaPrince of Saxe,Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony
  • Léopold Ferdinand Élie Victor Albert MariePrince of Belgium, son and heir of King Leopold II
  • Leopold (born Leopoldo Beniamino Giuseppe)Prince of the Two Sicilies, Count of Syracuse
  • Leopold Franz JuliusPrince of Saxe,Coburg and Gotha, Duke in Saxony
  • Leopold Ritter von SacherMasoch, Austrian writer; root of the word "masochism"
  • Leopold StokowskiBritish orchestral conductor
  • Leopold MorseU.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
  • Leopold ZunzGerman rabbi; founder of the field of Jewish studies
  • Aldo LeopoldAmerican environmentalist
  • Leopold BrodzińskiPolish actor
  • Leopold StaffPolish poet
  • Leopold Rupprecht Ludwig Ferdinand Adalbert Friedrich MariaPrince of Bavaria, German racing drive

Leopold in Pop Culture

  • Leopold Bloommain character in James Joyce's 'Ulysses'
  • Leopold Alexis Elijah Walker Gareth Thomas MountbattenDuke of Albany, main character in film "Kate & Leopold"
  • Leopold "Butters" Stotchcharacter on TV's "South Park"
  • Leopold von Flockenstuffencharacter on British series "'Allo 'Allo!"
  • Leopold "Leo" Fitzcharacter on TV's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D"
  • Leopoldcharacter on TV's "The Simpsons"
  • Leopold Vermillioncharacter on anime series "Black Clover"