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KYLA   f   English
Feminine form of KYLE.
KYLE   m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
KYLEE   f   English
Variant of KYLIE.
KYLEIGH   f   English (Modern)
Variant of KYLIE.
KYLER   m   English (Modern)
Probably a variant of KYLE, blending it with TYLER. It also coincides with the rare surname Kyler, an Anglicized form of Dutch Cuyler, which is of uncertain meaning.
KYLIAN   m   French
French variant of CILLIAN.
KYLIE   f   English
This name arose in Australia, where it is said to mean "boomerang" in an Australian Aboriginal language. It is more likely a feminine form of KYLE, and it is in this capacity that it began to be used in America in the 1970s. A famous bearer is the Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968-).
KYLLI   f   Finnish
Short form of KYLLIKKI.
KYLLIKKI   f   Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Possibly derived from an old Finnish word meaning "woman". This is the name of a character in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
KYM   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KIM (1).
KYNASTON   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "CYNEFRIÐ's town" in Old English.
KYNTHIA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of CYNTHIA.
KYO   m & f   Japanese
Variant transcription of KYOU.
KYÖSTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GUSTAV.
KYOU   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (kyou) meaning "unite, cooperate", (kyou) meaning "capital city", (kyou) meaning "village", (kyou) meaning "apricot", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
KYRA   f   English
Variant of KIRA (2), sometimes considered a feminine form of CYRUS.
KYRAN   m   Irish
Variant of KIERAN.
KYRIAKE   f   Greek
Variant transcription of KYRIAKI.
KYRIAKI   f   Greek
Feminine form of KYRIAKOS.
KYRIAKOS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIACUS.
KYRILLOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIL.
KYRILU   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CYRIL.
KYROS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CYRUS.
KYRSTEN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of KIRSTEN.
KYRYLO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CYRIL.
KYUNG   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of GYEONG.
KYUNG-HEE   f   Korean
Variant transcription of GYEONG-HUI.
KYUNG-JA   f   Korean
Variant transcription of GYEONG-JA.
KYUNG-SOOK   f   Korean
Variant transcription of GYEONG-SUK.
KYVELI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
LAARNI   f   Filipino
Meaning unknown.
LABAN   m   Biblical
Derived from Hebrew לָבָן (lavan) meaning "white". In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rachel and Leah.
LABHRAINN   m   Scottish
Scottish form of LAURENCE (1).
LABHRÁS   m   Irish
Irish form of LAURENCE (1).
LABONI   f   Bengali
From Sanskrit लावण्य (lavanya) meaning "beauty, loveliness, charm".
LACEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LACY.
LACHESIS   f   Greek Mythology
Means "apportioner" in Greek. She was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. She was responsible for deciding how long each person had to live.
LACHIE   m   Scottish
Diminutive of LACHLAN.
LACHINA   f   Scottish
Feminine form of LACHLAN.
LACHLAN   m   Scottish, English (Australian)
Originally a Scottish nickname for a person who was from Norway. In Scotland, Norway was known as the "land of the lochs", or Lochlann.
LACHTNA   m   Irish
Means "milk-coloured" in Irish Gaelic. According to legend this was the name of an ancestor of the Irish king Brian Boru.
LACI (1)   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of LÁSZLÓ.
LACI (2)   f   English
Variant of LACY.
LACY   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from Lassy, the name of a town in Normandy. The name of the town was Gaulish in origin, perhaps deriving from a personal name which was Latinized as Lascius.
LADISLAO   m   Italian
Italian form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAS   m   History
Latinized form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAUS   m   History
Latinized form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAV   m   Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAVA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of VLADISLAV.
LADO   m   Georgian
Short form of VLADIMER.
LADONNA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name DONNA.
LAEL   m   Biblical
Means "of God" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Eliasaph in the Old Testament.
LAELIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Laelius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning. This is also the name of a type of flower, an orchid found in Mexico and Central America.
LAELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LAELIA.
LÆRKE   f   Danish
Means "lark" in Danish.
LAETITIA   f   Late Roman, French
Original form of LETITIA, as well as the French form.
LAGINA   f   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name GINA.
LAGLE   f   Estonian
Means "goose" in Estonian.
LAHJA   f   Finnish
Means "gift" in Finnish.
LAIA   f   Catalan
Catalan diminutive of EULALIA.
LÁILÁ   f   Sami
Sami variant form of HELGA.
LAILA (1)   f   Arabic, English
Variant of LAYLA.
LAILA (2)   f   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LÁILÁ.
LAIMA   f   Lithuanian, Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Means "luck" in Latvian and Lithuanian. This was the name of the Latvian and Lithuanian goddess of fate, luck, pregnancy and childbirth. She was the sister of the goddesses Dekla and Karta, who were also associated with fate.
LAIMUTĖ   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian diminutive of LAIMA.
LAINE   f   Estonian
Means "wave" in Estonian.
LAINEY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of LANEY.
LAIOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of LAIUS.
LAIRD   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname meaning "landowner".
LAIUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Λαιος (Laios), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a king of Thebes in Greek mythology, the husband of Jocasta. Due to a prophecy that he would be killed by his son, Laius left his infant Oedipus for dead. The boy survived but was ignorant of his true parentage. Years later he unwittingly killed Laius in a quarrel on the road.
LAJOS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LOUIS.
LAKE   m & f   English (Rare)
From the English word lake, for the inland body of water. It is ultimately derived from Latin lacus.
LAKEISHA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KEISHA.
LAKESHIA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KESHIA.
LAKISHA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KISHA.
LAKSHMAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
LAKSHMANA   m   Hinduism
Means "having lucky marks" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the 'Ramayana' he is the trusted companion of the hero Rama, accompanying him into exile.
LAKSHMI   f & m   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi
Means "sign, mark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of the Hindu goddess of prosperity, good luck, and beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu and her symbol is the lotus flower, with which she is often depicted.
LAL   m   Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "boy" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit लल (lala) meaning "playing, caressing".
LALA   f   Bulgarian
From a South Slavic word meaning "tulip". It is derived via Turkish from Persian لاله (laleh).
LALAGE   f   Literature
Derived from Greek λαλαγεω (lalageo) meaning "to babble, to prattle". The Roman poet Horace used this name in one of his odes.
LALAWETHIKA   m   Native American, Shawnee
Means "he makes noise" in Shawnee. This was another name of the Shawnee leader Tenskwatawa (1775-1836).
LALE   f   Turkish
Means "tulip" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
LALEH   f   Persian
Means "tulip" in Persian.
LALI   f   Georgian
Means "ruby" in Georgian, of Sanskrit origin.
LALIA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of EULALIA.
LALIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Masculine form of LALITA.
LALITA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "playful, charming, desirable" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of one of the playmates of the young Krishna. It is also another name of the goddess Parvati.
LALITHA   f   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of LALITA.
LALLA   f   Literature
Derived from Persian لاله (laleh) meaning "tulip". This was the name of the heroine of Thomas Moore's poem 'Lalla Rookh' (1817). In the poem, Lalla, the daughter of the emperor of Delhi, listens to a poet sing four tales.
LALLIE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LALLY   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LALO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of EDUARDO.
LAMAR   m   English, African American
From a French and English surname, originally from a place name in Normandy, which was derived from Old French la mare meaning "the pool".
LAMBAER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of LAMBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Lambert.
LAMBERT   m   German, Dutch, French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements land "land" and beraht "bright". Saint Lambert of Maastricht was a 7th-century bishop who was martyred after denouncing Pepin II for adultery.
LAMBERTO   m   Italian
Italian form of LAMBERT.
LAMECH   m   Biblical
Possibly means "to make low" in Hebrew. This is the name of two characters in Genesis in the Old Testament: a descendant of Cain and the father of Noah.
LAMIA (1)   f   Arabic
Means "shining, radiant" in Arabic.
LAMIA (2)   f   Greek Mythology
Possibly from Greek λαιμος (laimos) "throat". In Greek mythology this is the name of a queen of Libya who was a mistress of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, kills Lamia's children, causing her to go mad and transform into a monster that hunts the children of others.
LAMIJA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
LAMIS   f   Arabic
Means "soft" in Arabic.
LAMMERT   m   Dutch
Dutch variant of LAMBERT.
LAMONT   m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Logmaðr meaning "law man".
LAMYA   f   Arabic
Means "having beautiful dark lips" in Arabic.
LAN   f & m   Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant" (which is usually only feminine) or (lán) meaning "mountain mist". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "orchid".
LANA   f   English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
LANCE   m   English
From the Germanic name Lanzo, originally a short form of names that began with the element land meaning "land". During the Middle Ages it became associated with Old French lance "spear, lance". A famous bearer is American cyclist Lance Armstrong (1971-).
LANCELOT   m   Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly an Old French diminutive of Lanzo (see LANCE). In Arthurian legend Lancelot was the bravest of the Knights of the Round Table. He became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere. His earliest appearance is in the works of the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes.
LANDEBERT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LAMBERT.
LANDEN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of LANDON.
LANDON   m   English
From a surname which was derived from an Old English place name meaning "long hill" (effectively meaning "ridge"). Use of the name may have been inspired in part by the actor Michael Landon (1936-1991).
LANE   m   English
From a surname meaning "lane, path" which originally belonged to a person who lived near a lane.
LANEY   f   English
Diminutive of ELAINE.
LANFORD   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "long ford" in Old English.
LANGDON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of the surname LANDON.
LÀNH   m & f   Vietnamese
Means "good, favourable, gentle" in Vietnamese.
LANI   f   Hawaiian
Means "sky, heaven, royal, majesty" in Hawaiian.
LANNY   m   English
Diminutive of LANCE, LANDON, and other names beginning with Lan.
LANRE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Short form of OLANREWAJU.
LANZO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of LANCE.
LAOGHAIRE   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of LÓEGAIRE.
LAOISE   f   Irish
Possibly a newer form of LUIGSECH. It is also used as an Irish form of Louise.
LAPO   m   Italian
Diminutive of JACOPO.
LÁRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURA.
LARA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LARA (2)   f   Roman Mythology
Variant of LARUNDA.
LARAINE   f   English
Variant of LORRAINE.
LARI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of LAURENCE (1) or HILARIUS.
LARISA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Latvian, Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek legends, the nymph Larisa was either a daughter or mother of Pelasgus, the ancestor of the mythical Pelasgians. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Church. The name (of the city, nymph and saint) is commonly Latinized as Larissa, with a double s.
LARISSA   f   English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant of LARISA. It has been commonly used as an English given name only since the 20th century. In 1991 this name was given to one of the moons of Neptune, in honour of the mythological character.
LARK   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of songbird.
LARKIN   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LARRIE   m   English
Diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LARRY   m   English
Diminutive of LAURENCE (1). A notable bearer is former basketball player Larry Bird (1956-).
LARS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, German
Scandinavian form of LAURENCE (1).
LARUNDA   f   Roman Mythology
Possibly connected to Greek λαλεω (laleo) "to talk", or the Latin term Lares referring to minor guardian gods. In Roman mythology Larunda or Lara was a water nymph who was overly talkative. She revealed to Juno that her husband Jupiter was having an affair with Juturna, so Jupiter had Larunda's tongue removed. By the god Mercury she had two children, who were Lares.
LÁRUS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURENCE (1).
LARYN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAUREN.
LARYSA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LARISA.
LASHAWN   f & m   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHAWN.
LASHAY   m   African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular name prefix La and SHAY (1).
LASHONDA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHONDA.
LASSE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
LASSI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
LÁSZLÓ   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of VLADISLAV. Saint László was an 11th-century king of Hungary, looked upon as the embodiment of Christian virtue and bravery.
LATA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "vine, creeping plant" in Sanskrit.
LATANYA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TANYA.
LATASHA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TASHA.
LATEEFAH   f   Arabic
Variant transcription of LATIFA.
LATIF   m   Arabic
Means "gentle, kind" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition اللطيف (al-Latif) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
LATIFA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of LATIF.
LATIFAH   f   Arabic
Feminine form of LATIF.
LATİFE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of LATIF.
LATISHA   f   African American
Variant of LETITIA.
LATONYA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TONYA.
LATOYA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TOYA.
LAU   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LAUCHLAN   m   Scottish
Variant of LACHLAN.
LAUMA   f   Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Latvian mythology this is the name of a forest spirit sometimes associated with childbirth and weaving.
LAUNCE   m   Literature
Short form of Launcelot, a variant of LANCELOT. This was the name of a clownish character in Shakespeare's play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).
LAUNO   m   Finnish (Rare)
Possibly a Finnish diminutive of KLAUS.
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAURAINE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LORRAINE influenced by the spelling of LAURA.
LAURE   f   French
French form of LAURA.
LAUREEN   f   English
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAUREL   f   English
From the name of the laurel tree, ultimately from Latin laurus.
LAURELLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAUREL.
LAUREN   f & m   English
Variant or feminine form of LAURENCE (1). Originally a masculine name, it was first popularized as a feminine name by actress Betty Jean Perske (1924-), who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.
LAURENA   f   English (Rare)
Elaboration of LAUREN.
LAURENCE (1)   m   English
From the Roman cognomen Laurentius, which meant "from Laurentum". Laurentum was a city in ancient Italy, its name probably deriving from Latin laurus "laurel". Saint Laurence was a 3rd-century deacon and martyr from Rome. According to tradition he was roasted alive on a gridiron because, when ordered to hand over the church's treasures, he presented the sick and poor. Due to the saint's popularity, the name came into general use in the Christian world (in various spellings).... [more]
LAURENCE (2)   f   French
French feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENCIA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of LAURENCE (1).
LAURENE   f   English
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURENS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENT   m   French
French form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENTIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENTIN   m   French
French form of LAURENTINUS.
LAURENTINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LAURENTINUS.
LAURENTINE   f   French
Feminine form of LAURENTIN.
LAURENTINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Saint Laurentinus was a 3rd-century martyr from Carthage.
LAURENȚIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENTIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of LAURENCE (1).
LAURENZ   m   German
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURESSA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURETTA   f   Italian
Italian diminutive of LAURA.
LAURETTE   f   French
French diminutive of LAURA.
LAURI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
LAURIE   f & m   English, Dutch
Diminutive of LAURA or LAURENCE (1).
LAURINDA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LORINDA.
LAURINE   f   French
Diminutive of LAURE.
LAURISSA   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURITS   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURITZ   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURO   m   Italian
Italian form of Laurus (see LAURA).
LAURUS   m   Late Roman
Original masculine form of LAURA.
LAURYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of LAUREN.
LAURYNAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVANYA   f   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "beauty, grace" in Sanskrit.
LAVENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAVINIA.
LAVENDER   f   English (Rare)
From the English word for the aromatic flower or the pale purple colour.
LAVERN   m & f   English
Variant of LAVERNE.
LAVERNA   f   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Laverna was the Roman goddess of thieves and thievery.
LAVERNE   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from a French place name, ultimately derived from the Gaulish word vern meaning "alder". It is sometimes associated with the Roman goddess Laverna or the Latin word vernus "of spring".
LAVI   m   Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
LAVINA   f   English
Variant of LAVINIA.
LAVINIA   f   Roman Mythology, Romanian
Meaning unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. In Roman legend Lavinia was the daughter of King Latinus, the wife of Aeneas, and the ancestor of the Roman people. According to the legend Aeneas named the town of Lavinium in honour of his wife.
LAVONE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAVONNE.
LAVONNE   f   English
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name YVONNE.
LAVRA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LAURA.
LAVRENTI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTIY.
LAVRENTIOS   m   Greek
Greek form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVRENTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVRENTY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTIY.
LAW   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LAWAHIZ   f   Arabic (Rare)
Means "glances" in Arabic.
LAWAN   f   Thai
Possibly means "beautiful" in Thai.
LAWANDA   f   African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name WANDA.
LAWRENCE   m   English
Variant of LAURENCE (1). This spelling of the name is now more common than Laurence in the English-speaking world, probably because Lawrence is the usual spelling of the surname. The surname was borne by the author and poet D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), as well as the revolutionary T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935), who was known as Lawrence of Arabia.
LAWRIE   m   English
Diminutive of LAWRENCE.
LAWSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of LAURENCE (1)".
LAXMAN   m   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of LAKSHMAN.
LAXMI   f & m   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
LAYLA   f   Arabic, English
Means "night" in Arabic. This was the name of the object of romantic poems written by the 7th-century poet known as Qays. The story of Qays and Layla became a popular romance in medieval Arabia and Persia. The name became used in the English-speaking world after the 1970 release of the song 'Layla' by Derek and the Dominos, the title of which was inspired by the medieval story.
LAYNE   m   English
Variant of LANE.
LAYTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "settlement with a leek garden" in Old English.
LAZ   m   English
Diminutive of LARRY.
LÁZÁR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LAZARUS.
LAZAR   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LAZARUS.
LAZARE   m   French
French form of LAZARUS.
LÁZARO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LAZARUS.
LAZAROS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of LAZARUS.
LAZARUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of Λαζαρος (Lazaros), a Greek form of ELEAZAR used in the New Testament. Lazarus was a man from Bethany, the brother of Mary and Martha, who was restored to life by Jesus.
LAZER   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ELIEZER.
LAZZARO   m   Italian
Italian form of LAZARUS.
LÉA   f   French
French form of LEAH.
LEACHLAINN   m   Irish
Short form of MAELEACHLAINN.
LEAH   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah) which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary". Alternatively it might derive from a Chaldean name meaning "mistress" or "ruler" in Akkadian. In the Old Testament Leah is the first wife of Jacob and the mother of seven of his children. Jacob's other wife was Leah's sister Rachel. Although this name was used by Jews in the Middle Ages, it was not typical as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation, being common among the Puritans.
LÉAN   f   Irish
Irish form of HELEN.
LEANDER   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λεανδρος (Leandros), derived from λεων (leon) meaning "lion" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek legend Leander was the lover of Hero. Every night he swam across the Hellespont to meet her, but on one occasion he was drowned when a storm arose. When Hero saw his dead body she threw herself into the waters and perished.
LEANDRA   f   Portuguese, Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LEANDER.
LÉANDRE   m   French
French form of LEANDER.
LEANDRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
LEANDROS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of LEANDER.
LEANN   f   English
Combination of LEE and ANN.
LEANNA   f   English
Probably this was originally a variant of LIANA. It is now often considered a combination of LEE and ANNA.
LEANNE   f   English
Combination of LEE and ANNE (1).
LEANORA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of ELEANORA.
LEARY   m   Irish
Anglicized form of LAOGHAIRE.
LEATRICE   f   English
Possibly a combination of LEAH and BEATRICE. This name was first brought to public attention by the American actress Leatrice Joy (1893-1985).
LEBERECHT   m   German
Means "live rightly" from German lebe "live" and recht "right". This name was created in the 17th century.
LEBRON   m   African American (Rare)
Meaning unknown, probably an invented name. This is the name of basketball player LeBron James (1984-).
LECH   m   Polish, Slavic Mythology
From the name of the Slavic tribe the Lendians, called the Lędzianie in Polish. According to Slavic legend this was the name of the founder of the Polish people. A famous bearer was the Polish president Lech Wałęsa (1943-).
LECHOSŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from the Polish name LECH combined with the Slavic element slava "glory".
LECHOSŁAWA   f   Polish (Rare)
Feminine form of LECHOSŁAW.
LECIA   f   English (Rare)
Short form of ALICIA, FELICIA or LETITIA.
LEDA   f   Greek Mythology
Possibly means "woman" from Greek. In Greek myth she was the mother of Castor, Pollux, Helen and Clytemnestra by the god Zeus, who came upon her in the form of a swan.
LEE   m & f   English
From a surname which was derived from Old English leah meaning "clearing". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In his honour, it has been commonly used as a given name in the American South.
LEEANN   f   English
Combination of LEE and ANN.
LEEBA   f   Yiddish
Means "beloved" in Yiddish.
LEELA   f   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Variant transcription of LILA (1).
LEELO   f   Estonian
Means "folk song" in Estonian.
LEENA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of HELENA or MATLEENA.
LEESA   f   English
Variant of LISA.
LEEVI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LEVI.
LEFTERIS   m   Greek
Short form of ELEFTHERIOS.
LEGOLAS   m   Literature
Means "green leaves" in Sindarin, from laeg "green" combined with go-lass "collection of leaves". In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Legolas is the son of the elf lord Thranduil and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.
LEHI   m   Biblical, Mormon
From an Old Testament place name meaning "jawbone" in Hebrew. It is also used in the Book of Mormon as the name of a prophet.
LEHUA   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "ohia flower" in Hawaiian.
LEI (1)   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "flowers, lei, child" in Hawaiian.
LEI (2)   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (lěi) meaning "pile of stones" (which is typically masculine) or (lěi) meaning "bud" (typically feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
LEIA   f   Biblical Greek, Popular Culture
Form of LEAH used in the Greek Old Testament. This is the name of a princess in the 'Star Wars' movies by George Lucas, who probably based it on Leah.
LEIF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Leifr meaning "descendant, heir". Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who reached North America in the early 11th century. He was the son of Erik the Red.
LEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of LEIF.
LEIFUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LEIF.
LEIGH   f & m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LEE.
LEIGHTON   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LAYTON.
LEILA   f   Arabic, Persian, English, Georgian
Variant of LAYLA. This spelling was used by Lord Byron for characters in 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'Don Juan' (1819), and it is through him that the name was introduced to the English-speaking world.
LEILAH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LEILA.
LEILANI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
LEIMOMI   f   Hawaiian
Means "pearl lei" or "pearl child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and momi "pearl".
LEITH   m & f   English (Rare)
From a surname, originally from the name of a Scottish town (now a district of Edinburgh), which is derived from Gaelic lìte "wet, damp". It is also the name of the river that flows though Edinburgh.
LEIV   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of LEIF.
LĖJA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LEAH.
LEJLA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAYLA.
LEKAN   m   Western African, Yoruba
Short form of OLAMILEKAN.
LELA   f   English
Variant of LEILA.
LELAND   m   English
From a surname, originally from an English place name, which meant "fallow land" in Old English. A famous bearer was the politician, businessman and Stanford University founder Leland Stanford (1824-1893).
LELIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LAELIA.
LELIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Laelius (see LAELIA).
LELLE   m   Swedish
Diminutive of LENNART.
LEMMINKÄINEN   m   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Finnish lempi "love". In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of an arrogant hero. After he was killed his mother fetched his body from the River of Death and restored him to life. He is sometimes identified with the god Ahti.
LEMOINE   m   English (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "the monk" in French.
LEMPI   f   Finnish
Means "love" in Finnish.
LEMUEL   m   Biblical, Mormon, Biblical Hebrew
Means "belonging to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of a king briefly mentioned in Proverbs in the Old Testament. In the Book of Mormon it is the name of a son of Lehi and Sariah. It is also borne by the hero of Jonathan Swift's novel 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726).
LEN   m   English
Short form of LEONARD.
LENA   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese
Scandinavian, German and Polish short form of HELENA or MAGDALENA, and a Russian short form of YELENA.
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