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Origin & Meaning

The name Napoleon is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Napoleon is "from naples, lion".  

It is also of Greek origin, where its meaning is "lion".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 5361 in baby name popularity for boys with 17 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Napoleon Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Napoleon has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Napoleon to other names.


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The name Napoleone is a form of Napoleon.

Other Tidbits

Napoleon falls into the animal name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Napoleon Bonaparte.

Name Fun

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Be creative with the name Napoleon.

Just for fun, see the name Napoleon in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.