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Meaning and name origin
Lion \lion\ as a boy's name means "lion" and 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 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).
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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