Leonidas
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Given Name LEONIDAS
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Λεωνιδας (Greek)
Meaning & History
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army 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.
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Léonide (French), Leonida (Italian), Leonid (Russian), Leonid (Ukrainian)
USER SUBMISSION: Leônidas
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