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Lion Names – 230 Awesome Name Ideas with Meanings

These majestic animals are deserving of an epic name. You good choose from an already famous lion name or even choose a name that means “lion”. Either way we have put together a list of 230 of the best Lion Names.

We also have gender specific lion names for both Male and Females.

Names That Mean “Lion”

There are roughly 6,500 languages spoken today in the world. There’s no way we could come up with that many meanings of lion names. But we did get 36 names that mean “lion” in different languages.

  • Kiara (means “lion” in Japanese)
  • Ari (means “lion” in Hebrew)
  • Hari (means “brown, yellow, tawny” in Sanskrit, and by extension “lion”)
  • Leo (derived from Latin Leo meaning “lion”)
  • Leonardo (means “lion” in Russian)
  • Aslanbek (derived from Turkish Aslan meaning “lion”)
  • Asad (means “lion” in Arabic)
  • Leandra (the feminine form of “Leo”, Afrikaans)
  • Luan (means “lion” in Albanian)
  • Leonard (means “brave lion”, derived from the Germanic)
  • Kesari (means “lion” in American)
  • Usamah (means “lion” in American)
  • Sarabi (means “lion” in American)
  • Hamza (means “lion” in Arabic)
  • Usama (means “lion” in Arabic)
  • Aslan (from Turkic Arslan meaning “lion”)
  • Scar (means “lion” in Egyptian)
  • Tau (means “lion” in Tswana)
  • Leonidas (derived from Greek meaning “lion”)
  • Kesar (means “lion cub” in Indian)
  • Ariel (means “lion of God” in Hebrew)
  • Lionel (means “lion” in Welsh)
  • Sher (means “lion” in Persian)
  • Nada (means “lion” in Old German)
  • Kefir (means “lion” in Hebrew)
  • Dilan (means “like a lion” in French)
  • Abbas (means “lion” in Arabic)
  • Haidar (means “lion, warrior” in Arabic)
  • Amra (“The Lion God” in Egyptian/African)
  • Simba (means “lion” in Swahili)
  • Lavi (means “lion” in Hebrew)
  • Mufasa (means “lion” in American)
  • Moomba (means “lion” in Indian)
  • Lev (means “lion” in Polish)
  • Leon (means “lion” in Italian)
  • Kefira (means “young lion” in Indian)

Lion Names in “The Lion King”

  • 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.)

We have all 20 lion king names here.

Other Famous Lion Names

  • Zuba (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa)
  • Larry (Father of the Pride)
  • Parsley (The Herbs)
  • Ryan (The Wild)
  • Gregory (My Gym Partner’s a Monkey)
  • Martin (Wild Kratts)
  • Granite (Jewelpet)
  • Bibi
  • Gold (Majuu Sensen: The Apocalypse)
  • Kimba (Kimba the White Lion)
  • Fred (Super Chicken)
  • Samson (The Wild)
  • Socrates (Animals United)
  • Christian
  • Bobby (My Gym Partner’s a Monkey)
  • Cecil
  • Chris (Wild Kratts)
  • Kion (The Lion Guard)
  • Alex (Madagascar)
  • Lippy The Lion (Lippy the Lion & Hardy Har Har)
  • Leo (Merrie Melodies)
  • Elsa
  • Aslan (Narnia)
  • Makunga (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa)
  • Reginald (64 Zoo Lane)
  • Bester (Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!)
  • Montana Jones (Montana Jones)
  • Prince John (Robin Hood)
  • Erma (Tenchi Muyo! GXP)
  • Lil’ Cubby (Wild Kratts)
  • Lambert (Lambert the Sheepish Lion)

Names of Lions in Zoos

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  • Kendi
  • Zarina (gold)
  • Cabara
  • Kumar
  • John
  • Rudo (means “love” in Zulu)
  • Kya
  • Amani (desires, wishes)
  • Rashmi (moonbeam)
  • Joanna
  • Willa
  • Kamali
  • Angalia
  • Amara (immortal)
  • Oregon
  • Fintan
  • Zuri
  • Mara
  • Lemon
  • Sabrina
  • Pelo (means “heart” in Sotho)
  • Timmy
  • Cersei
  • Jabari (meaning the brave one)
  • Emery
  • Inesh (strong king)
  • Zuri (means “beautiful” in Swahili)
  • Lelie (Afrikaans for “lily”)
  • Binti
  • Joco
  • Jari (powerful, brave)
  • Baruti (an African name meaning “teacher”)
  • Amaris (child of the moon)
  • Asha (meaning life)
  • Sabal (with strength)
  • Ruaha
  • Tobias
  • Mena
  • Rex
  • Karishma (miracle)
  • Myrcella
  • Kali (meaning fierce)
  • Tatu
  • Imani
  • Zalika
  • Jungle
  • Alice
  • Lusaka
  • Zola
  • Kunwar (prince)
  • Serafina
  • Neliah
  • Sebastian
  • Fahari (means “magnificent” in Swahili)
  • Karoo
  • Shera
  • Sahar
  • Busela (means “happy and independent” in Zulu)
  • Uma
  • Sikara (brave one)
  • Chobe
  • Roberta

African Lion Names

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  • Kenya
  • Jira
  • Kamili
  • Namib
  • Namibia
  • Kodjo
  • Armani
  • Sudan
  • Kalahari
  • Morocco
  • Unika
  • Kazi
  • Zahara
  • Sahara
  • Zambia

Cool Lion Names

  • Bruno
  • Akiva
  • Cleopatra
  • Ozzie
  • Gus
  • Winston
  • Duchess
  • Elsa
  • Pandora
  • Hulk
  • Oliver
  • Bubba
  • Butch
  • General
  • Wesley
  • Zeus
  • Kong
  • Aurora
  • Tyson
  • Beau
  • Nova
  • Jumbo
  • Amaris
  • Gemini
  • Fang
  • Hugo
  • Sabrina
  • Fergie
  • Queen
  • Hunter
  • Harley
  • Hercules
  • Django
  • Vega
  • Clifford
  • Boots
  • Rocky
  • Medea
  • Huntress

  • Bathsheba
  • Kaya
  • Olympia
  • Shandy
  • Asia
  • Rori
  • Conan
  • Leonidas
  • Romeo
  • Attila
  • Fluffy
  • Lexie
  • Hera
  • Luna
  • King
  • Amber
  • Xena
  • Shiva
  • Jake
  • Caesar
  • Thor
  • Athena
  • Montana
  • Loki
  • Sheba
  • Goliath
  • Apollo
  • Leo
  • Lolita
  • Leah
  • Sampson
  • Savannah
  • Malibu
  • Duke
  • Yukon
  • Skip
  • Liberty
  • Scout
  • Maximus
  • Venus
  • Brutus
  • Theodore

P.S. we also have a Lion Name generator to get a name personalized on the gender, size, personality and more of your lion.

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