Multiple Relationships
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But recall that via biblical association, the lion is the symbol of Yehudah (Judah). So we also find that all three names Yehuda, Aryeh and Leib are associated, and thus may occur together or in various combinations (e.g., Aryeh Leib or Yehuda Leib).

This table may be helpful, showing Hebrew shem hakodesh, the Hebrew biblical tribal symbol kinnui, and the Yiddish calque of that symbol.

Hebrew
Name
Biblical
Symbol
Hebrew
kinnui
Yiddish
calque
Yehudah lion Aryeh Leib
Naftali deer Tzvi Hersh
Beniamin wolf Ze'ev Vulf
Yissakhar bear Dov Ber
Efraim fish - Fishel