What does the baby name Lion mean? Learn about what Lion means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Lion - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Lion
L-I-O-N, is a 4-letter male given name.
Meaning of Lion
Lion, large feline mammal.
Origin of Lion
The name 'Lion' finds its origins in the English language. It is derived from the word 'lion', which refers to the large, carnivorous feline species known for its majestic appearance and strength.
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Popularity of Lion
The name 'Lion' is relatively uncommon as a given name for boys. It has not gained significant popularity in terms of usage as a first name in recent years.
Lion currently has 2 likes, and is in the top 10% of liked boy's names. The name Abayomi is slightly more popular than Lion.

Etymology of Lion

The name 'Lion' is derived directly from the English word for the animal. It shares the same spelling and pronunciation, symbolizing the association with the characteristics and attributes commonly associated with lions, such as courage, power, and leadership.

Cultural Significance of Lion

The name 'Lion' holds cultural significance due to the symbolic representation of the animal it is derived from. Lions are often regarded as symbols of strength, bravery, and royalty in various cultures around the world. The name 'Lion' may be chosen by parents who wish to bestow these qualities upon their child or to honor their cultural heritage.