Animals, L names, Lion, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Leonardis

Leonardis comes from an Italian surname which derives from Leonardo, the Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese form of Leonard, an English name meaning "brave lion" made up from Germanic elements leon (lion) and hard (brave, hardy). Origin: Proto-Indo-European   Variants: Leonardi (Italian) Leonardo (Italian, Spanish, Portuguese) Leonard (English, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic)  

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Animals, D names, Elements, Gaelic, German/Germanic, Lion, Male, Mythology, Old English, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water, Welsh mythology

Dillon

Dillon seems like a variant spelling of Dylan at first glance, an Irish name meaning "great tide" or "great flow" and the name of a sea god in Welsh mythology, but Dillon has its own roots. There seems to be a lot of contradictory information on it: it's an anglicized form of Gaelic surname Ó Duilleáin meaning… Continue reading Dillon

Animals, Chinese, Hawaiian, L names, Lion, Moon, Mythology, Proto-Indo-European, Romanian mythology, Uncategorized, Vietnamese, Word names

Luana

Luana is a female given name that could be derived from a number of sources: it could be a combination of Lou (a short form of Louise and Louisa meaning "famous battle") and Anna (grace, favor); it's also a Hawaiian female name meaning "content, at ease" and "to be at leisure". It was used for a Polynesian character in the 1932 movie Birds… Continue reading Luana

A names, Animals, Female, Hebrew, Lion, Male, Names from Shakespeare's plays, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes

Ariel

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… Continue reading Ariel

Ancient Greek, Animals, Black/Dark, Color, Gaulish/Celtic mythology, L names, Lion, Male, Mythology, Proto-Celtic, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Welsh

Llewellyn

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… Continue reading Llewellyn

Ancient Germanic, Animals, German/Germanic, L names, Lion, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Leopold

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:… Continue reading Leopold

Ancient Greek, Animals, Female, Greek, L names, Lion

Leonie

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,… Continue reading Leonie

Ancient Greek, Animals, Greek, Greek mythology, L names, Lion, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Leander

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… Continue reading Leander

Ancient Greek, Animals, Greek, L names, Latin, Lion, Male, Place names, Surname names

Leon

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… Continue reading Leon

Animals, Arthurian legends & myths, English, Female, L names, Lion, Place names

Lyonesse

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,… Continue reading Lyonesse

A names, Akkadian, Akkadian mythology, Animals, Greek, Greek mythology, Indo-European, Kin/Family, Light, Lion, Male, Mythology, Near East mythology, Sun, Virtues/Attributes

Apollo

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… Continue reading Apollo

Ancient Egyptian, Animals, Earth, H names, Hebrew, Lion, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Haroun

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… Continue reading Haroun

Animals, Astronomy, German/Germanic, L names, Latin, Lion, Male, Nickname names, Stars/Constellation, Virtues/Attributes, Word names, Zodiac

Leo

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… Continue reading Leo