Meaning and Origin of: Napoleon

Boy name origins & meanings

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

Boy name variations

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.