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Arieh

also known as: Aryeh

Meaning: the lion.

This was the name of one of the bodyguards slain with Pekahiah at Samari a (2 Kings 15:25) by the conspirator Pekah. —JewishVirtualLibrary.org

Based on the image of the Lion of Judah in Genesis, the name Aryeh (“lion”) became a common Jewish personal name mostly in all combinations with Judah and with Leib (Loeb), its German or Yiddish translation, thus giving the composite names Judah Aryeh, Judah Leib, and Aryeh Leib.

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