Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. nə-PO-lee-ən(English)  [key·IPA]

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 Old German Nibelungen meaning "sons of mist", a name used in Germanic legend 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).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNapoléon(French) Napoleone(Italian)
Same SpellingNapoléon
User SubmissionsNapóleon, Napoleón


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Name Days

Poland: August 15


Entry updated December 7, 2022