Given Name NAPOLEON

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: nə-PO-lee-ən (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the old Italian name Napoleone, used most notably by the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte (1769-1821), who was born on Corsica. The etymology is uncertain, but it is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen meaning "sons of mist", a name used in Germanic mythology to refer to the keepers of a hoard of treasure (often identified with the Burgundians). Alternatively, it could be connected to the name of the Italian city of Napoli (Naples).
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Napoléon (French), Napoleone (Italian)
SAME SPELLING: Napoléon
USER SUBMISSION: Napoleón

Categories

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Entry updated May 31, 2018