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Meaning and name origin

Lyon \l-yon\ as a boy's 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 form: Lyons.

For more information, see also the related boy name Leo.


Lyon is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1117 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lyon and its variant form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Leo (#97). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Leo in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lyon is also pronounced similarly to Len, Lenn, Leon, Leone, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lunn, Lyn and Lynn. Other suggested similar baby names are Lioni, Lyam, Lyron, Ryon and Syon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lyon.