Type Surname (from location)

Meaning & History

Originally denoted a person from the city of Lyon in central France, originally Latin Lugdunum, of Gaulish origin meaning "hill fort of Lugus". It could also denote a person from the small town of Lyons-la-Forêt in Normandy.

Related Names

VariantsLeon, Lyons(English) Léon(French)
Same SpellingLyon 2, Lyon 3


Entry updated April 16, 2019