Just some stuff I found out.
I was interested to find out what the Lion King names mean, I did after looking through books and the internet, I also found out some other cool facts.
Simba means lion
Nala means gift
Sarabi mean mirage
Kopa (Simab's son in a book series) means heart
Rafiki means friend
Pumbaa means stunned or slow wittied
Shenzi means savage
Banzai means skulk or lurk
Kovu means scar
Zira means hate (Originaly she was going to be called Bianca!)
Nuka means stink
Vitani was originally going to be called Shetani which means devil.
All other names are real Swahili names.
Rafiki's song 'Asante sana, squash banana, we we nuga, mi mi apana' means 'thank you very much, squash banana, your a baboon and i'm not'
Some original Lion King characters were a lion cub named 'Mee-Too' a fox and a Rhino. Sarafina was also more of an important character having more lines.
Simba's great grandfather is named 'Mohatu'
The lyrics in Hakuna Matata are 'when I was a young warthog' but originaly they were going to be 'when I was a young Meerkat'
There you go.