Napoleon

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Usage

Sweden Swedish
Finland Finnish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Faroe Islands Faroese

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Origin and Meaning

Italian name of uncertain origin and meaning

1) Most likely, it was of Germanic origin, possibly connected to the elvish Nibelungen = 'sons of the mist' [1] [2]

2) Later it was altered by association with Greek Neapolis = 'new town', the Greek form of the Italian town of Napoli (English Naples) [1] [3] [2] [4]

3) Sometimes it was associated with the Greek words nápæ = 'dell' + Greek léōn = 'lion' [2]

Lion waiting in Namibia.jpg
Lion
Image by Kevin Pluck,[5]
licensed under Creative Commons

Related Names

Napoleon
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Faroese Finish Norwegian Swedish
Napolion
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Faroese Swedish

See also Leon, Poli

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Napoleon
Genitive: Napoleons
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Napoleon
Accusative: Napoleon
Dative: Napoleoni
Genitive: Napoleons
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Napoleon
Genitive: Napoleonin
Partitive: Napoleonia
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Napoleon
Genitive: Napoleons
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Napoleon
Genitive: Napoleons

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[6]
62 847 0 5 62 842
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
138 0 0
n.a.
138
Norway Norway[8]
10
n.a.
0
n.a.
10
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[9]
6
n.a.
0
n.a.
6
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[10]
1 2
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[11]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Napoleon.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Kevin Pluck, source & license
  6. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  11. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/