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20+ Lion King Names | Best Lion Names Inspired By The Lion King

A classic like the Lion King cartoon movies and live-adaptation has been one of the biggest inspirations when coming up with lion names. ‘Simba’ has been the most commonly used lion king themed name inspired by the popular lead character. It’s difficult to remember all of the character’s names so we have compiled a list of all Lion King inspired names for lions! 

Lion Names Inspired By The Lion King Movie

  • Simba (He is the son of Mufasa and Sarabi. The name “Simba” comes from the Swahili word for lion)
  • Nala (Sarafina’s daughter and Simba’s best friend)
  • Sarafina (Nala’s mother)
  • Mufasa (Simba’s father. The first Lion King of Pride Rock featured)
  • Vitani (Zira’s daughter and sister of Nuka and Kovu)
  • Kovu (Zira and Scar’s son and chosen heir and Kiara’s mate. His name means “scar” in Swahili)
  • Kiara (Simba and Nala’s daughter and therefore princess of the Pridelands)
  • Nuka (Zira’s elder son, brother of Vitani and Kovu)
  • Zira (Mother of Nuka, Vitani and Kovu. “Zira” means “hate” in Swahili)
  • Scar (Mufasa’s brother)
  • Sarabi (Simba’s mother)
  • Kopa
  • Kula
  • Uru
  • Kion
  • Ahadi
  • Mohatu
  • Surabi
  • Mheetu
  • Naanda
  • Tiffu
  • Fuli

If you’re looking for more specific lion names other than these names inspired by the Lion King movies, then we also have a Lion name generator to help you create a good one. You will be amazed by the results!