Leopold

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Leopold

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Wiktionary

From Old French Leopold, from Old High German liut (“people”) + bald (“bold”). The first part is sometimes associated by folk etymology with Latin leo (“lion”), as in Leo and Leonard. More at lede, bold.

  1. A male given name. Used in the 19th century but rare today.
  2. Any of several Kings of the Belgians.

Leopold was also found in the following language(s): Czech, German, and Slovak

Notable Persons Named Leopold

Leopold II was royalty. He has had major accomplishments since 1865. Leopold was born as the child of Leopold I of Belgium and Louise of Orléans on April 9th, 1835 in Brussels. He breathed his last breath on December 17th, 1909.

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Leopold and Loeb is a criminal.

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Leopold I was royalty. He was most active from 1831 to present. Leopold was born as the child of Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf on December 16th, 1790 in Ehrenburg Palace. He breathed his last breath on December 10th, 1865.

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Leopold III was royalty. He was most prominent from 1934 to 1951. Leopold was born as the child of Albert I of Belgium, Elisabeth of Bavaria, and Queen of Belgium on November 3rd, 1901 in Brussels. He breathed his last breath on September 25th, 1983.

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Leopold von Ranke was a scientist. Leopold was born on December 21st, 1795 in Wiehe. He died on May 23rd, 1886.

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Léopold Sédar Senghor was a 1st President of Senegal. Léopold was born on October 9th, 1906 in Joal, French West Africa. He left this life on December 20th, 2001.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Leopold

Prince Leopold was royalty. Prince was born as the child of Albert, Prince Consort, and Queen Victoria on April 7th, 1853 in Buckingham Palace. He died on March 28th, 1884.

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Ed Wynn was a comedian. Ed was given the name Isaiah Edwin Leopold on November 9th, 1886 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. He died on June 19th, 1966.

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Aldo Leopold was an author, ecologist, forester, nature writer, and nature writing. Aldo was born on January 11th, 1887 in Burlington, Iowa. He passed away on April 21st, 1948.

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Leopold was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Lorraine, Bar, and of Teschen. Leopold was born as the child of Charles V, Duke of Lorraine, Eleanor of Austria, and Queen of Poland on September 11th, 1679 in Palace of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. He passed away on March 27th, 1729.

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Johann Leopold was royalty. He holds the title Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Johann was born as the child of Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg, Gotha, and Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein on August 2nd, 1906 in Callenberg Castle, Coburg. He died on May 4th, 1972.

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He holds the title Ernst Leopold Prinz von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha. Ernst was born as the child of Johann Leopold, Hereditary Prince of Saxe-Coburg, and Gotha on January 14th, 1935 in Hirschberg, Thuringia. He died on June 27th, 1996.

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How popular is the baby name Leopold in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 0 8
1881 7 0 7
1885 9 0 9
1886 7 0 7
1887 7 0 7
1888 6 0 6
1890 8 0 8
1892 10 0 10
1893 7 0 7
1895 13 0 13
1896 8 0 8
1898 9 0 9
1899 7 0 7
1900 10 0 10
1901 10 0 10
1902 11 0 11
1903 5 0 5
1905 8 0 8
1906 8 0 8
1907 10 0 10
1908 12 0 12
1909 9 0 9
1910 14 0 14
1911 19 0 19
1912 37 0 37
1913 40 0 40
1914 57 0 57
1915 57 0 57
1916 79 0 79
1917 67 0 67
1918 50 0 50
1919 48 0 48
1920 67 0 67
1921 68 0 68
1922 68 0 68
1923 73 0 73
1924 66 0 66
1925 47 0 47
1926 55 0 55
1927 40 0 40
1928 40 0 40
1929 36 0 36
1930 27 0 27
1931 44 0 44
1932 34 0 34
1933 33 0 33
1934 35 0 35
1935 32 0 32
1936 25 0 25
1937 14 0 14
1938 13 0 13
1939 11 0 11
1940 23 0 23
1941 21 0 21
1942 14 0 14
1943 24 0 24
1944 15 0 15
1945 20 0 20
1946 14 0 14
1947 18 0 18
1948 20 0 20
1949 19 0 19
1950 20 0 20
1951 24 0 24
1952 19 0 19
1953 13 0 13
1954 21 0 21
1955 13 0 13
1956 18 0 18
1957 22 0 22
1958 17 0 17
1959 18 0 18
1960 18 0 18
1961 6 0 6
1962 10 0 10
1963 16 0 16
1964 21 0 21
1965 14 0 14
1966 16 0 16
1967 9 0 9
1968 5 0 5
1969 12 0 12
1970 16 0 16
1971 11 0 11
1972 14 0 14
1973 12 0 12
1974 6 0 6
1975 14 0 14
1976 12 0 12
1977 14 0 14
1978 12 0 12
1979 12 0 12
1980 6 0 6
1982 17 0 17
1983 13 0 13
1984 9 0 9
1985 7 0 7
1986 10 0 10
1987 13 0 13
1988 11 0 11
1989 8 0 8
1990 12 0 12
1991 13 0 13
1992 7 0 7
1993 7 0 7
1994 14 0 14
1995 13 0 13
1996 12 0 12
1997 15 0 15
1998 18 0 18
1999 13 0 13
2000 9 0 9
2001 19 0 19
2002 45 0 45
2003 25 0 25
2004 35 0 35
2005 38 0 38
2006 35 0 35
2007 43 0 43
2008 52 0 52
2009 45 0 45
2010 55 0 55
2011 53 0 53
2012 60 0 60
2013 65 0 65
2014 68 0 68
2015 92 0 92
2016 91 0 91
2017 105 0 105

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Popularity of Leopold as a first name

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Popularity of Leopold as a last name

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Common last names for Leopold

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Leopold U.S.
  White 87.08% 64.26%
  African American 6.82% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.06% 16.26%

Of Last Name Leopold

People with the last name Leopold are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Leopold

  • What name lists does Leopold rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Leopold? Leopold is the 4,962nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Leopold was the 7,536th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Leopold have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,261 babies born with the first name Leopold in the United States. That's more than enough people named Leopold to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Leopold? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Leopold first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Leopold is Tuesday, August 15th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Leopold born? The highest recorded use of the first name Leopold was in 2017 with a total of 105 babies.
  • Random Leopold Factoid: According to the 1963 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Leopold is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1963.
  • Weird things about the name Leopold: Your name in reverse order is Dlopoel. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Leoolpd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Leopold? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,411 people with the last name Leopold.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Leopold? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Leopold as their last name.

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