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Gender: Male Meaning of Leopold: "brave people" Origin of Leopold: German

The name Leopold is a boy's name of German origin meaning "brave people". Leopold and is often added to lists like Unique Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (BOYS)".

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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 I, King 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 III, Margrave of Austria
Saint Leopold Mandić, Croatian Capuchin friar
Leopold Senghor, poet and first president of Senegal
(Johann Georg) Leopold Mozart, German composer; father of W.A. Mozart
Leopold Ružička, Croatian chemist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Leopold George Duncan Albert, Prince of the UK; Duke of Albany, son of Queen Victoria
Leopold Maximilian Joseph Maria Arnulf, Prince of Bavaria, WWI Field Marshal
Leopold Clement Philipp August Maria, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony
Léopold Ferdinand Élie Victor Albert Marie, Prince of Belgium, son and heir of King Leopold II
Leopold (born Leopoldo Beniamino Giuseppe), Prince of the Two Sicilies, Count of Syracuse
Leopold Franz Julius, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke in Saxony
Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch, Austrian writer; root of the word "masochism"
Leopold Stokowski, British orchestral conductor
Leopold Morse, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
Leopold Zunz, German rabbi; founder of the field of Jewish studies
Aldo Leopold, American environmentalist
Leopold Brodziński, Polish actor
Leopold Staff, Polish poet
Leopold Rupprecht Ludwig Ferdinand Adalbert Friedrich Maria, Prince of Bavaria, German racing drive

Pop Culture References for the name Leopold

Leopold Bloom, main character in James Joyce's 'Ulysses'
Leopold Alexis Elijah Walker Gareth Thomas Mountbatten, Duke of Albany, main character in film "Kate & Leopold"
Leopold "Butters" Stotch, character on TV's "South Park"
Leopold von Flockenstuffen, character on British series "'Allo 'Allo!"
Leopold "Leo" Fitz, character on TV's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D"
Leopold, character on TV's "The Simpsons"
Leopold Vermillion, character on anime series "Black Clover"

Leopold's International Variations

Luitpold (German) Léopold (French) Leopoldo (Spanish)