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For example, Empoleon is named after Napoleon Bonaparte, and Kangaskhan is named after Genghis Khan. Feel free to include non-English names as well.

Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan are named after Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, if my memory is correct.
If you use F3 and search "Pokemon" on the Wikipedia link linked below, the only Pokemon that come up are Kangaskhan, Empoleon, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, and Archeops. I can add this as an answer, if you think it would work as a sufficient answer.
Cool! Thanks for the help. Yes, I think this'll work as an answer. But please, anyone who can think of any more examples outside English, feel free to answer or comment as well.

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Using F3 to search "Pokemon" on this Wikipedia article comes up with the following:
Kangaskhan was named after Genghis Khan.
Empoleon was named after Napoleon Bonparte.
Hitmonlee was named after Bruce Lee.
Hitmonchan was named after Jackie Chan.
Archeops was named after Cheops, an Egyptian Pharaoh.

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