Meaning of some of the names from The Lion King

Meaning of some of the names from The Lion King

Besides offering breathtaking views of Africa, Disney’s The Lion King also used names for the characters, which most have a Swahili meaning.  Read further below to find out what they are and then let our Africa Specialists help you craft the most spectacular visit to see them all in person!

 

Simba- “Lion, Courageous warrior”

Mufasa- “King”

Sarabi- “Mirage”

 

Nala- “Gift”

 

Rafiki- “Friend”

 

 

Zazu- “Movement”

 

Timon- “He who respects” “Honor”

 

 

Pumba- “Dim-witted”, “Dumb”, “Silly”

 

Shenzi- “Savage”

Banzai- “Sulk”

Ed- Just means, Ed! LOL

 

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