Meaning and Origin of: Leopold

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Bold leader

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • French (Léopold), German, and Dutch : from a Germanic personal name, Luitpold, composed of the elements liut‘people’ + bald ‘bold’, ‘brave’. The form of the first element has been influenced by Leonard. The surname is also borne by Ashkenazic Jews, in which case it is an adoption of the German forename as a surname.