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Gender: Male Meaning of Lyon: "lion" Origin of Lyon: French

The name Lyon is a boy's name of French origin meaning "lion". Lyon and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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The y makes it seem more like a name and less like an animal, but it's still not as appealing as several Leo choices.

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Famous People Named Lyon

Lyon Playfair, Scottish scientist and postmaster general

Pop Culture References for the name Lyon

Lyon Burke, character in "Valley of the Dolls" by Jacqueline Susann
Lyon, character in anime "Fairy Tail"
Lyon, female character in video game "Suikoden V"
Lyon, character in video game "Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones"
Merriman Lyon, character in Susan Cooper's "The Dark Is Rising" series
Lyon, family name on TV's "Empire"
Lyon, city in France’s Rhône-Alpes region
Lyon Savage, character in Patricia Pendergraft's "Miracle at Clement's Pond"

Lyons, Lion