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.
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 #545 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 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 0.481%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.301%, ▼37%). Leo has historically been a favorite of parents, while Leopold has become less popular.
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Recommended similar baby names are Bernold, Bertold, Derrold, 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.