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. It is possibly derived from the Germanic Nibelungen, the name of a race of dwarfs in Germanic legend, which meant "sons of mist". Alternatively, it could be connected to the name of the Italian city of Napoli (Naples).

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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Napoléon (French), Napoleone (Italian)
SAME SPELLING: Napoléon
USER SUBMISSION: Napoleón
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