What does Leopold mean?
Leopold [leo-pold] 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.
(male) Lapold, Lipold, ..
(female) Leole, Leopolda, ..
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 history of Leopold for boys. Leopold reached its peak rank of #797 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Leo (#97 from current records) and Leopoldo are the popular varying forms of Leopold. Adoption of these forms of Leopold was more pronounced a century ago (usage of 0.42%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.21%, ▼50%).
Recommended names are Bernold (see Bernal), Bertold (see Berthold), Derrold (see Darold), Gerhold, Gerold, Gerrold, Herold, Herrold, Jerold▼, Jerrold▼, Lemond, Leonard▼, Leonel▲, Leonerd, Leonid, Reinold, Reynold and Thorold. These names tend to be more frequently used than Leopold.