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What does Lyon mean?

Lyon Pronunciation of Lyon [ly-on] as a boys' name is of French origin, and the meaning of Lyon is "lion". Also possibly a place name: the city of Lyons, France.

Associated with: lion.


Lyon has 1 variant: Lyons.

Affiliated boy name: Leo.

Creative forms:
(male) Leyon, Lyong, ..

(female) Lylu, Lyona, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyon Dante (L.D.), ..

How popular is Lyon?

Lyon is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#1175 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Lyon (not in Top 2000) is Leo (#91 from recent data). This form of Lyon reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1890-1899 (#43) and is somewhat less popular today (#91, 41.6% less usage). (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lyon is pronounced similarly to Laine, Lane, Layne, Len, Lenn, Leon, Leone, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn, Lyn and Lynn. Other recommended names are Adon, Alon, Amon, Aron, Aryon, Avon, Aymon, Ayron, Bron, Bryon, Con, Deyon, Dion, Don, Dyson, Egon, Eion, Ekon, Eon, Eron, Eton, Eynon, Huon, Ilon, Ion, Ivon, Kyron, Lakon, Laron, Lavon, Ledon, Leron, Levon, Lidon, Lioni, Liron, Long, Lorn, Loron, Lot, Lou, Lyam, Lyndon, Lyron, Lytton, Myron, Oron, Oryon, Rion, Ron, Ryon, Sion, Symon, Syon, Toon, Tymon, Tynon, Yvon and Zion. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lyon.

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