What does Leopold mean?
Leopold /leo-pold/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced LEE-oh-pold. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Leopold is "brave people". A saint's name. A royal or aristocratic name in Belgium, Austria, and Britain.
How popular is Leopold?
Leopold is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#7560 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Leopold for boys. Leopold reached its peak rank of #545 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Leo (#97 the previous year) and Leopoldo are the popular varying forms of Leopold. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread during 1900-1909 (usage of 0.481%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.301%, ▼37.4%), with the form Leopold becoming less in vogue. Leo (#97) is the most chic baby name here, and there is also a revival in birth name popularity for this name. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Leopold and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)