Othniel is a Hebrew male name. I’ve seen two possible meanings for it. The first is that it means “God is my strength” or “strength of God”. The second is that it means “lion of God”, the same meaning as Ariel. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Otniel (English)  


Ariel is a Hebrew given name meaning “lion of god”, a compound of Ari (lion) and el (God). It was primarily used as a male name up until the 1980s when it became popular for girls. Ariel is the name of a spirit in the Shakespeare’s The Tempest (1610-1611). Ariel is also a Hebrew surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Arik…


Llewelyn comes from Welsh Llywelyn, a name of uncertain meaning though it could be the Welsh form of Celtic Lugubelenus, a combination of two names: Lugus and Belenus; Lugus is a Celtic god of commerce and craftsmanship who was equated with the Roman god Mercury. Though the exact origin of his name is unknown, it has been linked to Proto-Indo-European…


Simba is a Swahili male name meaning “lion” as well as a Shona male name meaning “strength”. Origin: Swahili, Shona  


Leopold is made up from Ancient Germanic elements leud (people) and bald (bold) meaning “bold people”, likely referring to a tribe or nation of strong or fearless people, though the first part of the name has also been associated with Latin leo (lion). Leopold is also a surname derived from the given name. Nicknames: Leo, Poldi (German nickname) Origin: Ancient Germanic Variants:…


Leonie is the feminine form of Leo and Leon which derives from Greek leon meaning “lion” so Leonie essentially means “lioness”. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Léonie (French) Leonia (Late Roman) Leona (English, German) Leone (English) Leontina (Italian, Late Roman)   Male forms: Leon (English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek) Leo (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Croatian,…


Leander comes from Ancient Greek Leandros, made up of Ancient Greek elements leon (lion) and aner (man) meaning “lion of a man” or “lion-man”. In Greek mythology, Leander was a young man who was in love with Hero, a priestess of Aphrodite, though they both lived on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Every night, Leander would swim across the water guided…


Leon derives from Greek leon meaning “lion” and is the Latin cognate of Leo. Leon is also a surname which may derive from the given name, originally a nickname for someone who was a fierce warrior, though it may also derive from the name of a city in Spain, León, which may come from Latin legio meaning “legion” since it was originally…


Lavi is a Hebrew male name meaning “lion” as well as being a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Hebrew    


Lyonesse is the name of a country in Arthurian legend bordering Cornwall, the home of Tristan whose father was its king, as well as also being the site of the final battle between King Arthur and Mordred. It was said to have sunk beneath the waters. It’s also the name of an Arthurian character, Lyonesse,…


Apollo is the Greek god of prophecy, medicine, the sun, light, music, poetry, plague and disease, and one of the most important gods in both the Greek and Roman pantheon. He is the twin brother of Artemis and often associated with the sun (and Artemis the moon), and the son of Zeus and Leto. His…


Haroun is the Arabic form of Aaron, possibly meaning “high mountain”, “bright” or “exalted”, though the etymology behind the name is uncertain. It seems more likely that it comes from an Egyptian origin whose meaning has long since been lost. However, according to Wiktionary, it’s likely related to an Ancient Egyptian aha rw meaning “warrior lion” although…


Arioch is a Hebrew male name meaning “fierce lion” or “lion-like”. Origin: Hebrew  


Laith is an Arabic male name meaning “lion”. It’s pronounced the same as Leith, a name I already profiled. It’s also a surname derived from the given name Origin: Arabic Variants: Layth (Arabic)     لَيْث (Arabic)  


Levon is the Armenian form of Leon, a Greek male name meaning “lion”. It’s also a surname derived from the given name. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Leon (English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek) Leontios (Ancient Greek) Leontius (Latinized Ancient Greek) Leo (Latin, English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Croatian)  


Origin: Latin Meaning: Leola is the feminine form of Leo, a Latin name meaning “lion”.   Male forms: Leo (German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Croatian, Late Roman)  


Origin: Latin, Germanic Meaning: Leo comes from Latin word leo meaning “lion”. It’s a constellation representing to the Ancient Greeks the Nemean lion killed by the Greek demigod and hero Herakles (Hercules) as one of his twelve labors. Leo is also one of the signs of the Zodiac, belonging to those born between July 22nd to August…