Leopold: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Leopold
Origin of the name Leopold:
Modern form of the Old High German Liutbalt (bold people), a compound name composed from the elements liut (people) and balt (bold, strong).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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The name of three kings of Belgium and several Holy Roman Emperors. A saint's name. A royal or aristocratic name in Belgium, Austria, and Britain.
The name Leopold falls in the traditional name category. Based on research, most people would imagine a person with the name Leopold to be a scholar and booklover. In one word, you might describe Leopold as a "scholar" person.
Popular Variants for the name Leopold: Leopolde, Leopoldo (Italian), Leorad, Lepold, Lepolde, Leupold, Leupolde, Leupoldo, Lopolda, Lopolde, Lopoldi, Luepold, Luitpold (German), Luitpolde, Poldi
Every year on 15 November, Belgium celebrates its King and - as a matter of course – also the monarchy. King’s Day is a tradition that was first intstituted in 1866, roughly 35 years after Leopold of Saxe-Coburg Gotha took the oath as King of the Belgians. November 15th is the day of Saint Leopold in the German liturgical calendar, and as the first and second King of the Belgians both share their first name with this saint, it is logical his name day was chosen for the King’s Feast – even if the date of the festivities sometimes varied. Since the 1930s King’s Day has always been observed on 15 November.
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My dad's name is Leopold. Everyone calls him Leo.
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The boy's name Leopold is pronounced LE-oh-pold. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Leopold is "brave ruler of people". Comes from the German words "liut" meaning "people", and "bold" meaning "brave".
The 15th November is the day of Saint Leopold in the German liturgical calendar.
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Aldo Leopold, Leopold II
Leopold Stokowski celebrated, and magically communicative English-born American conductor and arranger, led the Philadelphia Orchestra in Walt Disney's animated classic Fantasia (1940).
Leopold was the name of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's father.
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Leopold "Leo" Bloom, character in the movie "The Producers"
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Leopold "Butters" Stotch, fictional character on South Park.