Leonidas
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Given Name LEONIDAS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Λεωνιδας (Greek)
Meaning & History
From Greek λεων (leon) "lion". Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr, the father of Origen, from Alexandria.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Leon, Leontios, Leontius (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Levon (Armenian), Leo, Leon (Croatian), Leoš (Czech), Leo (Danish), Leo, Leon (Dutch), Leo, Leon, Lionel (English), Leo (Finnish), Léo, Léon, Léonce, Léonide, Lionel (French), Levan (Georgian), Leo, Leon (German), Leone, Leonida, Leonzio (Italian), Leo (Late Roman), Leonas (Lithuanian), Leo (Norwegian), Leon, Lew (Polish), Leonid, Leonti, Leontiy, Leonty, Lev, Lyov (Russian), Leon (Slovene), León, Leoncio (Spanish), Leo (Swedish), Leonid (Ukrainian)
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