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.
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OTHER LANGUAGES: Léonide (French), Leonida (Italian), Leonid (Macedonian), Leonid (Russian)
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