< 1k
in the U.S.
since 1880


  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Large Feline Animal
  • #32751 All Time
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How popular is the name "Lion" in the U.S.?

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Want to know about the populiarty of Lion? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 117 babies born with the name Lion in the United States. That's more than enough Lions to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lion" was in 2014 with a total of 18 babies.

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lion" is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of only 13 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Lion popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Lion in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Lion" mean? The list below shows the origins of Lion as well as things modernly associated with the name Lion such as celebrities named Lion.


Origin and Meaning of Lion

The name "Lion" is of English origin, and it means "Large Feline Animal". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Alternative Meanings

L is for love, everlasting.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Noil". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ilno". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Lion born Jan 24, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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