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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Lion

  • How many people with the first name Lion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 141 babies born with the first name Lion in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lion to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1922 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Lion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lion is Thursday, June 16th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Lion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lion was in 2015 with a total of 24 babies.
  • Random Lion Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first 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.
  • Weird things about the name Lion: Your name in reverse order is Noil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oinl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lion? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 929 people with the last name Lion.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lion? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lion as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Lion as a first name

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Popularity of Lion as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lion U.S.
  White 81.05% 64.26%
  African American 3.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 11.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lion

People with the last name Lion are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Li"on
  1. [Zoöl] A large carnivorous feline mammal (Panthera leo, formerly Felis leo), found in Southern Asia and in most parts of Africa, distinct varieties occurring in the different countries. The adult male, in most varieties, has a thick mane of long shaggy hair that adds to his apparent size, which is less than that of the largest tigers. The length, however, is sometimes eleven feet to the base of the tail. The color is a tawny yellow or yellowish brown; the mane is darker, and the terminal tuft of the tail is black. In one variety, called the maneless lion, the male has only a slight mane.
  2. [Astron] A sign and a constellation; Leo.
  3. An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time."Such society was far more enjoyable than that of Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion, but a man." [Prof. Wilson.]

Etymology: F. lion, L. leo -onis, akin to Gr. le`wn. Cf. Chameleon Dandelion Leopard

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
  2. The fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22
  3. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
  4. A celebrity who is lionized (much sought after)

Other Inspirations for the Name Lion

Lion Attack
Lion Of Judah
Lion And Bull
Lion Brand Yarn
Lion Sleeps Tonight
Lion King

What does the name Lion mean?

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Iis for innovator, always improving

Ois for observant, nothing gets by you!

Nis for number one, make sure to take care of yourself above all others

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