Psusennes I wrote:
Cleopatra's name is a transcription of a Macedonian Greek name. I have the advantage of studying both Greek and Egyptian, and can guess instantly what the first part of her name means. It is from the Greek word 'kleos,' meaning 'fame.'
To the Ancient Greeks 'kleos' was the ultimate goal of the true hero; they sought to be known by all for having defeated invincible warriors, slept with Gods and in general for being the greatest man/woman ever to have lived. 'Kleos' is fame, honour and glory. It was not always obtained in using just means however, there was usually an element of killing and adultery involved! Odysseus is of particular not here because he didn't seek 'kleos' through the above methods, but rather through his 'many wiles.' But that's another story.
Anyway. That gives us the first part of KLEO-patra's name. The second part is from the epithet 'patroklos,' meaning 'the one who has attained the fame of their predecessors', literally, their 'father-fame.' So Cleopatra is a hybrid of two phrases meaning 'fame/honour/glory' and 'the one having the fame/honour/glory of their predecessors.' That completes her Greek name. I'd be happy to deal with her Egyptian epithets later, if you so wish. 'Cleopatra' was only a short segment of her grand titulary of royal names, the rest of which are in the old royal language of Egyptian.
It doesn't really have as sensical a meaning as some of the Egyptian names do, but I hope my explanation answers your question.
I am Alan, servant to present day Cleopatra Of The Nile model and entertanment goddess
I am creating a tablet for a business and would like to know
1. if in the inscriptions and walls of temples is the name starting with a K but in most references everyone spells it with a C ?
I found a photograph in Dendera on the wall with the cartouche that had Cleopatra on it and the cartouche on the wall created by an egyptian or egyptian workers is not like others you may find and when I went to read it with the translator the cartouche on the wall spelled nothing of Kleopatra backwards or the other way
The letters are mixed up and some are left out
I've watched the carl Sagan video
Then you have Cleopatra portrayed on greek coins not looking like an egyptian goddess
But on the walls in Egypt you got her as an egyptian goddess and known as the last egyptian pharoah
So which ones are the true Cleopatra that conquered?
Is it a twisting of someones character?
Was Champollion wrong?