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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Léonide (French), Leonida (Italian), Leonid (Russian), Leonid (Ukrainian)
USER SUBMISSION: Leônidas

Categories

animals, fauna, felines, history, kings, lions, martyrs, nature, saints, warriors
Entry updated December 8, 2017