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Gender: Male Meaning of Napoleon: "lion of the new city" Origin of Napoleon: Greek

The name Napoleon is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "lion of the new city". Napoleon and is often added to lists like Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

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Overly ambitious choice, recently borne by the hapless hero of cult movie hit Napoleon Dynamite.

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Famous People Named Napoleon

Napoleon I (Napoleon Bonaparte, born Napoleone di Buonaparte), Emperor of France
Napoléon II (Napoléon François Charles Joseph Bonaparte), Emperor of France
Napoléon II (Charles-Louis Napoléon Bonaparte), Emperor of France
Napoleon Buddy D'umo, American choreographer
Napoleon "Nip" Kaufman, American NFL football player
Napoleon Hill, American self-help author
Napoleon Zervas, Greek WWII general and resistance leader
(Napoleon Stanisław Adam Feliks) Zygmunt Krasiński, Polish Romantic poet

Pop Culture References for the name Napoleon

Napoleon, the dictator pig in George Orwell's "Animal Farm"
"Napoleon Dynamite," movie and main character
Napoleon Solo, main character on TV's "The Man from U.N.C.L.E."
Napoleon Maxwell "Sock" Sowachowski, main character in Erica Wester's 2013 short film "Welcome to Hell".
Napoleon, lead character in the 1972 Disney film "Napoleon and Samantha"
Napoleon Pettipon from "The Sin of Monsieur Pettipon" By Richard Connell.

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