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

The name Cleopatra is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "glory of the father". Cleopatra and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

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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

Cleopatra VII Philopator, last Queen of Ptolemaic Egypt
Cleopatra I-VI, Queens of Ptolemaic Egpt
Cleopatra Selene, Queen of Syria, daughter of Cleopatra III of Egypt
Cleopatra "Cleo" von Adelsheim (b. 1987), German-Chilean actress and princess by marriage
Cleopatra Coleman, Australian actress
Cleopatra "Cleo" Demetriou, Cyprus-born actress
Cleopatra Madonna "Cleo" Higgins, American singer of group Cleopatra
Cleopatra Stratan, Moldovan singer
Cleopatra Tawo, Nigerian radio personality
Cleopatra Koheirwe, Ugandan actress
Cleopatra Mathis, American poet
Cleopatra Pantazi, Greek pop singer
Roberta Cleopatra Flack, American singer-songwriter
Elin Kleopatra Danielson-Gambogi, Finnish painter

Pop Culture References for the name Cleopatra

Lady Cleopatra, Arthur Rowdy's wife (nee Stonehenge) in "Sketches and Travels" (1850) by W. M. Thackeray
Cleopatra "Cleo" Jones, main character in 1973 film "Cleopatra Jones"
Cleopatra "Dirtbike" Funnie, baby sister on TV's "Doug"
Cassandra Cleopatra Watkins, character in "Mr Facey Romford's Hounds" (1865) by R. S. Surtees.
Cleopatra, character in "Toad Patrol"
Foxxy Cleopatra, main character in film "Austin Powers in Goldmember"
Cleopatra, song and album by The Lumineers.
Cleopatra, song by Diamond White.

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