Gender: Male Meaning of Simba: "lion" Origin of Simba: Swahili

The name Simba is a boy's name of Swahili origin meaning "lion". Simba and is often added to lists like Names with Animal Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

From the experts:

Traditional African name made cartoonish by the Disney character in The Lion King.

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bethlena Says:



Mhill46 Says:


Beautiful name! But while Lion King is my favorite not movie, I fear it's a little TOO tied to the movie

Miri Says:


Love it!

Apple_Cider Says:


This is also the name of a South African chip brand

namefreak218 Says:


I never knew the name actually meant "lion."