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What does Lyon mean?

Lyon /ly-on/ [1 syll.] 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.


Lyon has 1 variant: Lyons.

Affiliated boy name: Leo.

Kreatif forms: Lalyon, Lyonla, Lyonne. [more]

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)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Lyon and corresponding names. The only popular variation form of Lyon (not in Top 1000) is Leo (#97 last year). This boy name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.957%) and has become much less popular since (usage 0.903%, down 5.6%). Leo (#97) is the most fashionable boy name in this list, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 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 Len, Lenn, Leon, Leone, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lunn, Lyn and Lynn. Other recommended similar baby names are Lioni, Lyam, Lyron, Ryon and Syon. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lyon.