Category: names that mean lion
But there is also a – well, can we say herd? pack? – of names that are much more subtle about their animal connections.
These names have animal meanings but you’d only know that if you read a name dictionary. Discovering their secret animal connection is likely to prove delightful for a child given one of these attractive names.
While the list of names with animal meanings is longer than this – here’s a full list of animal names for boys and one of animal names for girls – we’ve picked some of our favorites.
Arthur – bear
This classic Celtic name has, after hitting a low in 2010, turned upward and may be heading back to the Top 20 status it enjoyed a century ago. Cited as a possibility for the upcoming royal baby, Arthur is a kingly choice with the bonus creative nickname Art.
March is here and, depending on where you live, it has probably come in like a lion. But hopefully will go out like a lamb.
So, if you’re expecting a March baby, how about considering a leonine or ovine choice.
There are dozens of lion-related names, including these that are the most obvious:
Leon—the top name in Germany, and slowly making a return here; a Brangelina offspring middle name
Leona–has recently been rejuvinated via singer Leona Lewis.
Leonard—still stuck in Grandparental mode
Some other lion-related girls’ names:
What’s next? It just might be L’s turn.
But there are lots of other L names coming up, or already arrived, in other categories. For instance:
THE LOU NAMES