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What does Leopold mean?

Leopold Pronunciation of Leopold 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH brave, saint, royal (king), aristocratic (noble), britain (england)


VARIANTS Leo, Leopoldo, Leupold



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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)

Leopold reached its peak rank of #797 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #1497. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leopold name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leopold outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Leo (#50 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) and Leopoldo are the popular varying forms of Leopold (#1497). Adoption of these forms of Leopold was more pronounced a century ago (USAGE OF 0.42%) and has remained as widespread to this day (USAGE 0.38%, 9%). Leo has historically been a favorite of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leopold, Leo, Leopoldo in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leo outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.

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