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



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


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


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)