Meaning and Name Origin
Lion is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#21435 out of 88799, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Lion and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Lion (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Lee (#701 in 2014), Leo (#97), Leon (#321) and Leonel (#430). These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1890-1899 and are now significantly less popular, with the forms Lee and Leon becoming less stylish. Leo (#97) and Leonel (#430) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation, with Leo undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lion is pronounced similarly to Len▼, Lenn, Leone, Lin, Linn, Lon▼, Lonn, Lunn, Lyn and Lynn▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Dion▼, Eion, Liam▲, Lidon, Lino, Lioni, Lionni, Liron, Rion, Sion and Zion▲. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lion.