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Cleopatra meaning and name origin
Cleopatra \c-leopat-ra, cle(o)-pa-tra\ as a girl's name is pronounced klee-oh-PAT-rah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cleopatra is "glory of the father". From Kleopatra, derived from "kleo" and "pater", and the name of many queens in the Ptolemaic royal family of Egypt (just as Berenice was), the most famous of whom was retold by Shakespeare in "Anthony and Cleopatra" (1606). She is portrayed as a passionate woman of great beauty. Her name is popular among those who want to mark their African roots. Also the name of a fourth-century Palestinian saint.
Cleopatra has 7 variant forms: Clea, Cleo, Cleona, Cleone, Cleonie, Cleta and Clio.
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Popularity of Cleopatra
Cleopatra is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2655 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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