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Meaning and name origin

Lion \lion\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lion is "lion". Lion is a variant of Leo (Latin): a common name in Roman times, and the name of 13 popes, including Leo the Great (fifth century), who successfully dealt with Attila the Hun when the Vandals conquered Rome.

Lion has 2 variant forms: Leon, Lyon.


Lion is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#21435 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lion and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Leo and Leon. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leo, Leon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Leo, Leon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lion is also 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 commonly used than Lion.


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