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Type Settlement

Meaning & History

From Latin Lugdunum, derived from the name of the Celtic god LUGUS combined with Gaulish dunon meaning "hill fort, citadel". This is the name of a city in central France.
VariantLyons(English)
Other Languages & CulturesLugodunon(Ancient Celtic) Lugdunum(Ancient Roman) Lione(Italian)
Surname DescendantsLeon, Lyon(English) Léon, Lyon(French)
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