Many human names have specific meanings to them. Most of the human names in this quiz mean "lion" in their respective language (with one exception). Match the "lion" name to their place of origin. Good luck!
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The name Ariel is a Hebrew word that translates to "lion of God". The name can be broken down into two parts, Ari (lion) and El (God). In biblical terms, the city of Jerusalem has alternatively been designated the name "Ariel" in some passages. In popular culture, perhaps the most famous reference to this name was the character "Ariel" in the Disney film "The Little Mermaid".
Other references to the name Ariel can be found in astronomy as it is one of the five moons of Uranus and it is also found in the play "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.
Aslan is a name that is derived from the Turkish word "arslan" meaning "lion". Throughout history, the name Arslan has been used as a title for various sultans including Alp Arslan who was the second sultan of the of the Seljuk Dynasty and Kilij Arslan (I-IV) who were successive sultans of Seljuk during the 11th to 13th Centuries.
The name "Aslan" has been used in modern popular culture, particularly as the fictional character in the C.S. Lewis series "Chronicles of Narnia".
Haidar or "Haydar" is an Arabic male name that translates to "lion". When used as "Haydar" it is often a reference to the word "brave". It may also be used as a surname as well. Haidar is a common name used in Iraq both in modern and historical times.
For example, Ali, cousin of the prophet Mohammed used it as an alternate name, Haidar al-Abbadi was an Iraqi Prime Minister, and Haidar Qassab was a Sarbadar king who reigned in 1356.
Leon has many variants including Leo which is a Latin and German derivative and León in Spanish. Throughout the centuries, many famous people have been given this distinguished title. One of the oldest historical figures with this name is the 5th Century BCE king Leon of Sparta who reigned from 560-590 BCE. Ancient Greek mathematician Leon was overshadowed by the works of Euclid.
Other famous Leon's include Leon Gaumont who became an important figure in the motion picture industry and Leon White was a professional wrestler that went by the moniker "Vader" or "Van Vader".
Lev is the Russian vernacular form of the name Leon. The name may also be used as a surname in some Slavic nations such as the Czech Republic. The word "lev" is also the national currency of Bulgaria. Lev is also an Israeli surname that translates to the word "heart" in Hebrew. Various historical figures including the famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy and Russian theorist and politician Leon Trotsky were born with the legal name "Lev".
Llewelyn is a Welsh personal name but has also become a common surname throughout history. There are many common variants on the name including Llywelyn and Llewellen. Four common female derivatives of the name are Llywela, Llewellanne, Loella and Louella. All of these names are extensions from the word "Llew" which translates to "lion" in Welsh.
Sher or "Shir" is a Persian name that has been borrowed from other languages including Hindi and Urdu. The name translates to "lion" or "tiger". Historically there are many famous people with this name including the Kashmiri guerrilla leader Sher Ahmed Khan, the Victoria Cross winning Nepalese officer Sher Bahadur Thapa who was killed in action during WWII and Sher Shah Suri the founder of the Suri Empire.
The evil tiger in the Disney classic "The Jungle Book" Shere Khan was a derivative of this name.
The name Simba translates to "lion" in the Swahili language but also translates to the word "strength" in Shona. As a common name, it is rare but became popularized following the release of the Disney franchise "The Lion King". The main character Simba was a young lion cub that witnesses the death of his father and blames himself.
After growing up and becoming an adult lion, he returns to his community to avenge his fathers death. In doing so, he earns himself the title of "Lion King". Some other definitions of the term "Simba" have also included "king".
Tecumseh comes from the Shawnee word "Tekoomse" which roughly translates to "panther across the sky" or "panther passing across". It is also representative of one of the greatest Native American tribal leaders "Tecumseh" who ran the Tecumseh Confederacy during the late 1700s and early 1800s.
Singh is designated as a title, given name or surname in many parts of South Asia, specifically India. Variants of the word can be found in other South Asian languages including Punjabi, Odia, Bengali, Hindi and Urdu. It is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning "horn" but is an exaggerated form of the word "simha" which translates to "lion".
It is one of the most common surnames that can be found in India being shared by over 36 million people.
Task 4 of the Sprint Revolutions was all about finding the right title from a very limited set of suitable options: Players had to navigate to a specific category, determined by the last letter of their user name, pick any subcategory they wanted and then use that title to make a quiz in one of three entirely unrelated categories.