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Lion Names – 230 Awesome Name Ideas with Meanings

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Names That Mean “Lion”

  • 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.)

Other Famous Lion Names

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  • 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