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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.
Other Languages & CulturesLéonide French Leonida Italian Leonid Russian Leonid Ukrainian
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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute