Napoleon Name Meaning & Origin

Napoleon

Pronunciation: nah-POHL-ee-ən (key)

Origin of the name Napoleon:

Compound name composed from the Greek elements neapolis (new city) and leōn (lion): hence, "lion of the new city."

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Napoleon Bonaparte I, French military leader and emperor.
Napoleon II, son of Napoleon Bonaparte and pretender to the French throne.
Napoléon "Nap" Lajoie, member of Baseball Hall of Fame, inducted as a Cleveland Indian.
Napoleon J.T. Dana, United States Army general during the Civil War.
Napoleon Collins, Rear Admiral of United States Navy during the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War.
Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, United States Army general during the Civil War.
Napoleon "Nip" Kaufman, former running back for the Oakland Raiders.
Napoleon B. Broward, former Governor of Florida.
Napoleon, Mexican singer that goes by single name.

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Napoleon Dynamite, protagonist of the film "Napoleon Dynamite".
Napoleon Solo, character from the 1960s TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Napoleon, tyrannical pig in George Orwell's novel Animal Farm.
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Napoleon, a bloodhound in Disney film Aristocats.

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