Lions are fierce but sociable cats. They live together in a family group called a pride. Lions are known as ‘Kings of the jungle,’ because they are giant, powerful and deadly cats with unique hunting skills. We have gathered the best names for your lion.
Good Lion Names
Sahara: Lions live in sub-Saharan Africa as Africa is their primary place of origin. The name Sahara is a good lion name which you can consider.
Scar: You can name your lion Scar and the name will suit it. Scar is also the name of the uncle from the cartoon series ‘The Lion King,’ who attempts to brainwash Simba and become King. The name is perfect for a manipulative lion.
Rori: Rori is a cute name to give to your lion. It is a cute name derived from the term, roar which is a lion’s sound.
Belle: The name Belle is French and it translates to beautiful, hence, it is a good name to give to your lion.
Asad: If you want a simple name for your lion, then you can give it a name that means lion in another language. Asad is a perfect name for your lion; it is lion in Arabic.
Zahara: An African name is a good name option for your lion. The name Zahara means to shine and if your lion has an outstanding shiny-beautiful coat, then this name will suit it.
Lexie: Lexie is the perfect name for your cute looking lion.
We have also listed other good lion names for your lion.
Female Lion Names
A female lion is called a lioness. Lionesses are smaller and quicker. They are also ones that do the hunting for food to feed the rest of the pride while one remains behind and babysits the crèche of cubs. Here are the most appropriate names for the ‘Queen of the jungle.’
Cleopatra: You can name your female lion after the Egyptian leader who was famous for her paralyzing beauty. The name is perfect for a beautiful lion.
Queenie: Lions are ‘Kings of the jungle,’ therefore, lionesses are queens, so the name Queenie is fitting.
Luna: Luna is a cute female given name that is associated with the moon. It is a beautiful name for your lioness who is a bright as the moon.
Kamali: Lions are protectors; they watch out for each other in a pride.
Elsa: You can name your lioness Elsa, after the lion character from the movie ‘Born Free.’
Zarina: The name Zarina is a cute name, perfect for your female lion. It is a Persian name meaning golden and it complements the lion’s coat color.
Kiara: Kiara is a classic lioness name which will suit your female lion. It is also the name of a character from the cartoon series ‘The Lion King.’
If you need more name ideas for your lioness, here are more female lion names.
Male Lion Names
A male lion is the head of the pride and his job is to protect the female lions and cubs. Male lions have a mane, long thick hair around their head, neck and shoulders. The mane makes them look bigger and fiercer and also protects them during fights.
King: A lion is not only the king of the jungle but also the king of the pride, therefore, the name King is suitable for it.
Beau: Beau is French for handsome and it makes a good name for your male lion.
Haider: This is a cool name to give to your male lion. Haider is an Arabic name which translates to lion.
Simba: Simba is a perfect name for a male lion. The name is inspired by the star of the movie ‘The Lion King.’
Tau: Lions have been a part of African history and culture for a long time, so you might want to give your lion an African name. Tau is a good name for a male lion; it means lion in Tswana and Sotho.
Zola: The name Zola is a Swahili name which means tranquil. The name is appropriate for a calm lion.
Thor: A lion is fierce and strong just like Thor the warrior, hence the name is perfect for it.
If you still haven’t found the right name for your lion, below is a list of other male lion names for you to consider.
Lion Kid Names
A baby lion is called a cub and they are very cute. Female cubs usually stay with their family pride but the male cubs are forced to leave the pride at the age of two and they end up joining bachelor prides. We have listed a number of names which might suit your cub.
Amra: Amra is Arabic for princess and it is a great name to give to a female cub.
Karishma: An Indian name will be cute for your baby lion. Name it Karishma, an Indian name which translates to miracle.
Fluffy: A lion is a big cat with a furry coat, so the name Fluffy is apt for your cub.
Sprinkles: A lion has a few spots on its head hardly noticeable, you can give your cub a name that matches that feature on your lion kid.
Whiskers: All cats have whiskers, some longer than those of others; lions are no exception, hence you can name your baby lion Whiskers.
Kitten: A young one of a cat is a kitten and since lions are cats, the name Kitten will suit your cub.
Skippy: Cubs are very playful within their pride, rubbing heads, licking and skipping around family members. The name Skippy is ideal for a cub.
Below are other names which we have suggested for your cub.
White Lion Names
White lions are very rare but they do exist. If you are lucky enough to encounter one and given a chance to name it, the names below might of great help.
Lelie: Lelie is Afrikaans for lily, the name of a beautiful flower. The name is perfect for your white lion.
Sunshine: The sunshine is beautiful just like a white lion, so the name will fit.
Celia: You can name your female white lion Celia. The name is attractive and it means heavenly; heaven is associated with the color white, therefore this name is perfect.
Here are more names which will suit your white lion.
Funny Lion Names
If you want a funny name to give to your lion, here are some of the names which will hilariously suit it.
Salamander: A salamander is a terrestrial amphibian which resembles a lizard and likening that to a big fierce lion is funny. However, the name will stick anyway since lions love to spend their time relaxing and sunbathing just like lizards.
Cool Cat: Cool Cat is a funny name for your lion and it is inspired by a South African kids’ show. This is an apt name for a Masai Lion whose mane looks as though it has been combed back; that is really cool.
Best Lion Names
Here are some of the best names for your lion.
King: Lions are kings of the jungle, therefore, King is an appropriate name to give to a lion.
Jabari: Jabari is a feminine name which you can give to your lion. This is a Swahili name which translates to brave, one of the characteristics of a lion.
Lionel: The name Lionel is a name built upon the term lion, therefore, it is a great name for your lion.
Paws: Lions are cats and cats have paws, so this is an appropriate name for your lion.
Hunters: Lions are good hunters and they are said to hunt only when they need food; the name hunter is perfect for your lion.
Leo: Leo is a short and sleek name for your lion. This name is short for Leonardo, the Russian word for lion.
Zaiden: You can consider giving an Indian name to your lion and will stick since Lions are also common in India. Zaiden is an Indian name that translates to fiery and strong.
Below are more of the best names which we have suggested for you.
Lion Pet Names
If you want a pet name for your lion, here are some of the pet names which will suit your pet lion.
Pumpkin: The name Pumpkin makes a good pet name for your pumpkin colored pet lion.
Fang: Lions have sharp fangs, so you can name your pet after its fangs.
Cupcake: Cupcake is a term of endearment also used on cute pet. The name suits a cub.
What are Mountain Lions?
The scientific name of mountain lions is puma concolor, which means lions of one color. They hold a record for the animal with the most names as they have over 40 names which include catamount, panther, puma, ghost cat, mountain screamer and cougar. An adult mountain lion is tawny in color. They are big, the only wild cat bigger than them is a jaguar. They are also skilled climbers and they frequently dwell in trees.
Cool Names for Lions
If you are still in search of a good name to give to your lion, we have listed some cool lion names for you.