Given Name CLEOPATRA

GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Κλεοπατρα (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: klee-o-PAT-rə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Κλεοπατρα (Kleopatra) which meant "glory of the father", derived from κλεος (kleos) "glory" combined with πατηρ (pater) "father" (genitive πατρος), This was the name of queens of Egypt from the Ptolemaic royal family, including Cleopatra VII, the mistress of both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. After being defeated by Augustus she committed suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by an asp. Shakespeare's tragedy 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606) is based on her.
MASCULINE FORM: Kleopatros
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Cleo (English), Cléo (French)

Categories

Charles Dickens characters, Greek mythology, literature, mythology, Orthodox Saints, pharaohs, queens, queens regnant, saints, Shakespearean characters, song titles
Entry updated December 8, 2017