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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. LEH-o-pawlt(German)
LAY-o-pawlt(Dutch)
LEE-ə-pold(English)
leh-AW-pawlt(Polish)
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Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and bald "bold". The spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo "lion". This name was common among German royalty, first with the Babenbergs and then the Habsburgs. Saint Leopold was a 12th-century Babenberg margrave of Austria, who is now considered the patron of that country. It was also borne by two Habsburg Holy Roman emperors, as well as three kings of Belgium. Since the 19th century this name has been occasionally used in England, originally in honour of Queen Victoria's uncle, a king of Belgium, after whom she named one of her sons. It was later used by James Joyce for the main character, Leopold Bloom, in his novel Ulysses (1920).

Related Names

VariantLuitpold(German)
DiminutivePoldi(German)
Other Languages & CulturesLeudbald, Liupold(Ancient Germanic) Léopold(French) Leopoldo(Italian) Leopoldo(Portuguese) Leopoldo(Spanish)
Same SpellingLéopold

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classic   mature   formal   upper class   wholesome   strong   refined   strange   complex   serious   nerdy  
Croatia: May 12
Czech Republic: November 15
Estonia: June 28
France: November 15 (as Léopold)
Poland: November 15
Slovakia: November 15
Sweden: November 15

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