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Meaning and Name Origin

Lion \lion\ as a boys' name has the meaning "lion". Lion is a variant of Leo (Latin). Scarce as a given name.


Lion has 2 variants: Leon and Lyon.

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


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)

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.

Similar Names

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.