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pinWhat does Lion mean?

Lion /li-on/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name. Lion's name origin is Latin, and the meaning of Lion is "lion". Lion is a variant form, with the prefix Li-, of Leo (Latin): a common name in Roman times.


Lion has 2 variants: Leon and Lyon.

Lion has 6 more relations via Leo: Lee, Leoncio, Leonel, Leonello, Leontios and Lev.

Kreatif forms: Lelion, Lionge, Lionle. [more]

pinHow popular is Lion?

Lion is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#24807 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Lion and corresponding names. Prominent variation forms of Lion (unlisted) are Lee (#701 in 2014), Leo (#97), Leon (#321) and Leonel (#430). These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.7053%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.6128%, 13.1% less), 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, and there is also a resurgence in baby name popularity for Leo. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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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.