Meaning and Origin of: Napoleon

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Italian : Fierce one from Naples
  • African American : Lion in a new city

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • French (Napoléon) and Spanish (Napoleón) : from a Corsican personal name (see Napoleone). It was made famous by the French Emperor Napoleon (1769–1821), and in some cases may have been adopted as a surname in his honor.