Origin:French
Popularity:5639
Meaning:lion, brave warrior; grey
Lyon is a boy's name of French origin. Traditionally used as a surname, Lyon means "lion" or "brave warrior." Journeying through history and originating in 7th century France, this name made its way to Britain and Ireland after the Norman conquest. Here it became the variant "Lyons" which is still a popular surname in these countries today. Lyon may also have emerged from the Celtic family name "Ó Laighin" which means "grey" in Irish. With such an adaptable and versatile name, you can encourage baby to be courageous in life and honor your ancient ancestors at the same time.

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