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

Cleopatra Origin and Meaning

The name Cleopatra is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "glory of the father".

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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Pop Culture References for the name Cleopatra

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Thepandaprincess223 Says:


This name is so pretty. Cleo, while being obvious is a really nice nickname. I think hat Cleopatra helps make Cleo look more professional.

katinka Says:


GP! I definitely wouldn't dare use it in full, but I'd use Cleo in a flash.

malloree Says:


I love this name! I know a Cleo, but I've never met a Cleopatra. Cleo I like a bit more though

Bobcat108 Says:


I think of this as a one-person name...or a cat's (Siamese, usually) name. Patra might be an interesting way to use a form of the name w/o referencing either the Egyptian queen (Cleopatra) or the character from Pinocchio (Cleo—fish? cat?).

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Shorten it down to Cleo for a nickname.