Cleopatra \c-leopat-ra, cle(o)-pa-tra\ as a girl's name is pronounced klee-oh-PAT-rah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Cleopatra is "father's glory". From Kleopatra, name of many women in the Ptolemaic royal family of Egypt, the most famous of whom was immortalized by Shakespeare in "Anthony and Cleopatra". She is portrayed as a passionate woman of great beauty. Also a fourth-century Palestinian saint.