Other Origin(s):British, German
Meaning:Lion of the new city; To doze, to slumber
Don’t sleep on this adorable name! Nap is a unique masculine moniker with multiple origins. As a diminutive of Napoleon, Nap has Greek roots and means “lion of the new city,” and it is sure to bring out baby’s brave nature. Alternatively, the name has Middle English and Old German roots, and means “to doze” or “to slumber,” often used as an affectionate term for when someone has a brief sleep. While we can’t be sure that Napolean Bonaparte’s friends didn’t call him Nap for short, you might recognize this mighty name from the likes of Napolean “Nap” Lajoie, the American baseball player.
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