Meaning & History
Derived from Greek λέων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ἴδης (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.
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Sources & References
- Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, available from https://www.lgpn.ox.ac.uk/publications/.
Entry updated May 29, 2020