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LENARD   m   English
Variant of LEONARD.
LENART   m   Slovene
Slovene form of LEONARD.
LENE   f   German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of HELENE or MAGDALENE.
LENI   f   German
German diminutive of HELENE or MAGDALENA.
LENKA   f   Czech, Slovak
Originally a diminutive of MAGDALÉNA or HELENA. It is now used as an independent name.
LENNARD   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LEONARD.
LENNART   m   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Low German, Dutch
Swedish and Low German form of LEONARD.
LENNIE   m   English
Diminutive of LEONARD.
LENNON   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Leannáin, which means "descendant of Leannán". The name Leannán means "lover" in Gaelic. This surname was borne by musician John Lennon (1940-1980), a member of the Beatles.
LENNOX   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the name of a district in Scotland. The district, called Leamhnachd in Gaelic, possibly means "place of elms".
LENNY   m   English
Diminutive of LEONARD.
LENORA   f   English
Short form of ELENORA.
LENORE   f   English
Short form of ELEANOR. This was the name of the departed love of the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'The Raven' (1845).
LENOX   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LENNOX.
LENUȚA   f   Romanian
Romanian diminutive of ELENA.
LENZ   m   German
Short form of LORENZ. This is also a German poetic word referring to the springtime.
LÉO   m   French
French form of LEO.
LEO   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Croatian, Late Roman
Derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of LEON. It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, including Saint Leo the Great who asserted the dominance of the Roman bishops (the popes) over all others in the 5th century. It was also borne by six Byzantine emperors and five Armenian kings. Another famous bearer was Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian novelist whose works include 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina'. Leo is also the name of a constellation and the fifth sign of the zodiac.
LEOBWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements leub "dear, beloved" and win "friend", making it a cognate of LEOFWINE.
LEOCÁDIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LEOCADIA.
LEOCADIA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name perhaps derived from Greek λευκος (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white". Saint Leocadia was a 3rd-century martyr from Spain.
LEOCADIO   m   Spanish
Masculine form of LEOCADIA.
LEOCADIUS   m   Late Roman
Masculine form of LEOCADIA.
LEOFDÆG   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" combined with dæg "day".
LEOFFLÆD   f   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and flæd "beauty".
LEOFRIC   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" combined with ric "power".
LEOFSIGE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and sige "victory".
LEOFSTAN   m   Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" combined with stan "stone".
LEOFWINE   m   Anglo-Saxon
Means "dear friend", derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and wine "friend". This was the name of an 8th-century English saint, also known as Lebuin, who did missionary work in Frisia.
LEOKADIA   f   Polish
Polish form of LEOCADIA.
LEOLA   f   English
Feminine form of LEO.
LEOLIN   m   Welsh
Variant of LLYWELYN influenced by Latin leo "lion".
LÉON   m   French
French form of LEON.
LEÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LEON. León is also the name of a province in Spain, though the etymology is unrelated.
LEON   m   English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary.
LEONA   f   English, German
Feminine form of LEON.
LÉONARD   m   French
French form of LEONARD.
LEONARD   m   English, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave lion", derived from the Germanic elements levon "lion" and hard "brave, hardy". This was the name of a 5th-century Frankish saint from Noblac who is the patron of prisoners and horses. The Normans brought this name to England, though it did not become common there until the 19th century.
LEONARDA   f   Italian
Feminine form of LEONARDO.
LEONARDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, History
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance. He is also known as the inventor of several contraptions, including flying machines, as well as the painter of the 'Mona Lisa'. Another famous bearer was Leonardo Fibonacci, a 13th-century Italian mathematician. A more recent bearer is American actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974-).
LEONAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LEON.
LÉONCE   m   French
French form of LEONTIOS.
LEONCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LEONTIOS.
LÉONE   f   French
French feminine form of LEON.
LEONE (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of LEON.
LEONE (2)   f   English
Variant of LEONA.
LEONHARD   m   German
German form of LEONARD. Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician who made many important contributions to calculus, number theory, geometry and theoretical physics.
LEONIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of LEONIUS.
LEONID   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of LEONIDAS.
LEONIDA   m   Italian
Italian form of LEONIDAS.
LEONIDAS   m   Greek, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" combined with the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). Leonidas was a Spartan king of the 5th century BC who sacrificed his life and his army defending the pass of Thermopylae from the Persians. This was also the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr, the father of Origen, from Alexandria.
LÉONIDE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of LEONIDAS.
LÉONIE   f   French
French feminine form of LEONIUS.
LEONIE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch feminine form of LEONIUS.
LEONIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from LEO.
LÉONNE   f   French
Feminine form of LÉON.
LEONOR   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ELEANOR. It was brought to Spain in the 12th-century by Eleanor of England, who married king Alfonso VIII of Castile.
LEONORA   f   Italian
Italian short form of ELEANOR.
LEONORE   f   German
German short form of ELEANOR.
LEONTI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LEONTIY.
LEONTINA   f   Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of LEONTIUS.
LÉONTINE   f   French
French form of LEONTINA.
LEONTIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". This was the name of various early saints and martyrs. It was also borne by a 7th-century Byzantine emperor.
LEONTIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of LEONTIOS.
LEONTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of LEONTIOS.
LEONTY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LEONTIY.
LEONTYNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LÉONTINE. This name was borne by opera singer Leontyne Price (1927-).
LEONZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LEONTIOS.
LÉOPOLD   m   French
French form of LEOPOLD.
LEOPOLD   m   German, Dutch, English, Slovene, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and bald "bold". The spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo "lion". This name was common among German royalty, first with the Babenbergs and then the Habsburgs. Saint Leopold was a 12th-century Babenberg margrave of Austria, who is now considered the patron of that country. It was also borne by two Habsburg Holy Roman Emperors, as well as three kings of Belgium. Since the 19th century this name has been occasionally used in England, originally in honour of Queen Victoria's uncle, a king of Belgium, after whom she named one of her sons. It was later used by James Joyce for the main character, Leopold Bloom, in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920).
LÉOPOLDINE   f   French
French feminine form of LEOPOLD.
LEOPOLDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEOPOLD.
LEOŠ   m   Czech
Czech form of LEO.
LERA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of VALERIYA.
LERATO   f   Southern African, Sotho
Means "love" in Sotho.
LEROI   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LEROY.
LEROY   m   English
From the French nickname le roi meaning "the king". It has been common as an English given name since the 19th century.
LES   m   English
Short form of LESLIE or LESTER.
LESEDI   f   Southern African, Tswana
Means "light" in Tswana.
LESIA   f   English
Short form of ALESIA.
LESŁAW   m   Polish
Short form of LECHOSŁAW.
LESŁAWA   f   Polish
Short form of LECHOSŁAWA.
LESLEIGH   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LESLIE.
LESLEY   f & m   English
Variant of LESLIE.
LESLIE   f & m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from a Scottish place name, probably derived from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century. In America it was more common as a feminine name after the 1940s.
LESLY   f   English (Modern)
Variant of LESLIE.
LESSIE   f   English
Diminutive of names containing the sound les, such as LESLIE.
LESTARI   f   Indonesian
Means "eternal, abiding" in Indonesian.
LESTAT   m   Literature
Name used by author Anne Rice for a character in her 'Vampire Chronicles' series of novels, first released in 1976, where it belongs to the French vampire Lestat de Lioncourt. Rice possibly intended the name to appear derived from Old French or Occitan l'estat "state, status", though apparently her husband's name Stan was inspiration.
LESTER   m   English
From a surname which was derived from the name of the city of Leicester, originally denoting a person who was from that place. The city's name is derived from the river name Ligore combined with Latin castra "camp".
LESYA   f   Ukrainian
Diminutive of OLEKSANDRA or OLENA.
LESZEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of LECH.
LETA   f   English
Possibly derived from Latin laetus meaning "glad". Otherwise, it could be a short form of names ending in leta.
LETHA   f   English
Possibly a short form of ALETHA.
LETÍCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LETITIA.
LETICIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LETITIA.
LETITIA   f   English
From the Late Latin name Laetitia which meant "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint, who is revered mainly in Spain. It was in use in England during the Middle Ages, usually in the spelling Lettice, and it was revived in the 18th century.
LETIZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LETITIA. It was borne by Napoleon Bonaparte's mother.
LETO   f   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek ληθω (letho) "hidden, forgotten". In Greek mythology she was the mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus.
LETTICE   f   English (Archaic)
Medieval form of LETITIA.
LETTIE   f   English
Diminutive of LETTICE.
LETTY   f   English
Diminutive of LETTICE.
LEUDAGAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUITGER.
LEUDBALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
LEUDOBERCT   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUBBERT.
LEUI   m   Biblical Greek
Form of LEVI used in the Greek Bible.
LEUTGARD   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUITGARD.
LEUTHAR   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements leud "people" and hari "army".
LEUTWIN   m   Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements leud "people" and win "friend". Saint Leutwin was an 8th-century bishop of Trier.
LEV (1)   m   Russian
Means "lion" in Russian, functioning as a vernacular form of Leo. This was the real Russian name of both author Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) and revolutionary Leon Trotsky (1879-1940).
LEV (2)   m   Hebrew
Means "heart" in Hebrew.
LEVAN   m   Georgian
Georgian form of LEON.
LEVENT   m   Turkish
Possibly means "handsome" in Turkish.
LEVENTE   m   Hungarian
Old Hungarian name, possibly of Slavic origin, or possibly from Hungarian lesz "will be". This name was used by the Árpád royal family since at least the 10th century.
LEVI   m   Hebrew, English, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "joined, attached" in Hebrew. As told in the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites. This was the tribe that formed the priestly class of the Israelites. The brothers Moses and Aaron were members. In the New Testament this is another name for the apostle Matthew. As an English Christian name, Levi came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
LEVON   m   Armenian
Armenian form of LEON. This was the name of several kings of Cilician Armenia, including the first king Levon I the Magnificent.
LEW   m   Polish
Polish cognate of LEV (1).
LEWELLA   f   Welsh
Variant of LLEWELLA.
LEWI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Ancient Hebrew form of LEVI.
LEWIN   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was derived from the given name LEOFWINE.
LEWIS   m   English
Medieval English form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. This was also the surname of C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), the author of the 'Chronicles of Narnia'.
LEX   m   English, Dutch
Short form of ALEXANDER.
LEXA   f   English
Short form of ALEXANDRA or ALEXA.
LEXI   f   English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA or ALEXIS.
LEXIA   f   English
Short form of ALEXIA.
LEXIE   f   English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
LEXINE   f   English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
LEXUS   f   English
Short form of ALEXUS. Its use has been influenced by the Lexus brand name (a line of luxury automobiles made by Toyota).
LEXY   f   English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA or ALEXIS.
LEYTON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LAYTON.
LHAMO   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "goddess" in Tibetan.
LI (1)   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "reason, logic", () meaning "stand, establish", () meaning "black, dawn", () meaning "power, capability, influence" (which is usually only masculine) or () meaning "beautiful" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
LI (2)   f & m   Hebrew
Means "to me" in Hebrew.
LÍA   f   Galician
Galician form of LEAH.
LIA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese and Georgian form of LEAH.
LIA (2)   f   Italian, Dutch
Short form of ROSALIA, JULIA, and other names ending in lia.
LÍADÁIN   f   Irish
Variant of LÍADAN.
LÍADAN   f   Irish
Means "grey lady" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend she was a poetess who became a nun, but then missed her lover Cuirithir so much that she died of grief.
LIAM   m   Irish, English
Irish short form of WILLIAM.
LIANA   f   Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, English
Short form of ELIANA (1), JULIANA, LILIANA, and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.
LIANE   f   German
Short form of JULIANE.
LIANNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LEANNE.
LIAT   f   Hebrew
Means "you are mine" in Hebrew.
LIBBIE   f   English
Variant of LIBBY.
LIBBY   f   English
Originally a medieval diminutive of Ibb, itself a diminutive of ISABEL. It is also used as a diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LIBENA   f   Czech
Derived from the Czech element lib meaning "love".
LIBER   m   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin liber meaning "free". This was the name of a Roman fertility god, often identified with Dionysus.
LIBERATORE   m   Italian
Means "liberator" in Italian.
LIBERIA   f   Late Roman
Feminine form of LIBERIUS.
LIBERIUS   m   Late Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from Latin liber "free". This name was borne by a 2nd-century saint and a 4th-century pope.
LIBERTY   f   English
Simply from the English word liberty, derived from Latin libertas, a derivative of liber "free". Interestingly, since 1880 this name has charted on the American popularity lists in three different periods: in 1918 (at the end of World War I), in 1976 (the American bicentennial), and after 2001 (during the War on Terrorism).
LIBI   f   Hebrew
Means "my heart" in Hebrew.
LIBITINA   f   Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Libitina was the Roman goddess of funerals, corpses and death.
LIBOR   m   Czech
Czech form of LIBERIUS.
LIBORIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of LIBORIUS.
LIBORIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LIBORIUS.
LIBORIUS   m   Late Roman
Possibly a variant of LIBERIUS, or possibly a Latinized form of a Gaulish name. Saint Liborius was a 4th-century bishop of Le Mans.
LIBUŠE   f   Czech
Derived from the Czech element lib meaning "love". In Czech legend Lubuše was the founder of Prague.
LÍDA   f   Czech
Czech diminutive of LUDMILA.
LIDDY   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH or LYDIA.
LÍDIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan and Hungarian form of LYDIA.
LIDIA   f   Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Polish, Italian, Spanish and Romanian form of LYDIA.
LIDIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LYDIA.
LIDIYA   f   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of LYDIA.
LIDKA   f   Polish
Polish diminutive of LIDIA.
LIDOCHKA   f   Russian
Russian diminutive of LIDIYA.
LIEBER   m   Yiddish
Means "beloved" in Yiddish.
LIEKE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ANGELIQUE or names ending in lia.
LIÊN   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (liên) meaning "lotus, water lily".
LIEN   f   Dutch
Short form of CAROLIEN and other names ending in lien.
LIES   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESA   f   German
German diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESBETH   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of ELISABETH.
LIESE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESEL   f   German
German diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESELOTTE   f   German
Variant of LISELOTTE.
LIESJE   f   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESL   f   German
German short form of ELISABETH.
LIEVE   f   Dutch
Short form of GODELIEVE.
LIEVEN   m   Flemish
Flemish form of LEOBWIN.
LIEVIN   m   Flemish
Flemish form of LEOBWIN.
LIGAYA   f   Tagalog
Means "happiness" in Tagalog.
LIGEIA   f   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning "clear-voiced, shrill, whistling". This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story 'Ligeia' (1838).
LÍGIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LIGEIA.
LIHI   f   Hebrew
Means "she is mine" in Hebrew.
LIINA   f   Finnish
Short form of KAROLIINA.
LIIS   f   Estonian
Estonian short form of ELIISABET.
LIISA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of ELISABET or ELIISABET.
LIISI   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ELISABET or ELIISABET.
LIISU   f   Estonian
Estonian diminutive of ELIISABET.
LIJSBETH   f   Dutch
Dutch form of ELIZABETH.
LILA (1)   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "play, amusement" in Sanskrit.
LILA (2)   f   English
Variant of LEILA.
LILAC   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the shrub with purple or white flowers. It is derived via Arabic from Persian.
LILACH   f   Hebrew
Means "lilac" in Hebrew.
LILAVATI   f   Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "amusing, charming, graceful" in Sanskrit. The 12th-century mathematician Bhaskara named one of his systems of mathematics after his daughter Lilavati. This was also the name of a 13th-century queen of Sri Lanka.
LÍLE   f   Irish
Irish form of LILY.
LILEAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILI   f   German, French, Hungarian
German, French and Hungarian diminutive of ELISABETH, also sometimes connected to the German word lilie meaning "lily". In Hungarian, it can also be diminutive of KAROLINA or JÚLIA.
LILIA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of LILIYA.
LÍLIAN   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant of LILLIAN.
LILIAN   f & m   English, French
English variant of LILLIAN, as well as a French masculine form.
LILIÁNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LILLIAN.
LILIANE   f   French
French form of LILLIAN.
LILIANNE   f   French (Rare)
Variant of LILIANE.
LILIAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILIBET   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LILIBETH   f   English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LILIJA   f   Lithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian cognate of LILY.
LILIJANA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LILLIAN.
LILITA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of LILITH.
LILITH   f   Near Eastern Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Akkadian lilitu meaning "of the night". This was the name of a demon in ancient Assyrian myths. In Jewish tradition she was Adam's first wife, sent out of Eden and replaced by Eve because she would not submit to him. The offspring of Adam (or Samael) and Lilith were the evil spirits of the world.
LILIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of LILY.
LILJA   f   Icelandic, Finnish
Icelandic and Finnish cognate of LILY.
LILJANA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of LILLIAN.
LILLA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of LÍVIA or LÍDIA.
LILLI   f   German, Finnish
German variant of LILI and a Finnish variant of LILJA.
LILLIA   f   English
Short form of LILLIAN or an elaborated form of LILY.
LILLIAN   f   English
Probably originally a diminutive of ELIZABETH. It may also be considered an elaborated form of LILY, from the Latin word for "lily" lilium. This name has been used in England since the 16th century.
LILLIANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of LILLIAN.
LILLIAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILLIE   f   English
Variant of LILY.
LILLY   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
English variant of LILY. It is also used in Scandinavia, as a form of LILY or a diminutive of ELISABETH.
LILO   f   German
Short form of LISELOTTE.
LILOU   f   French
Either a diminutive of French names containing the sound lee or a combination of LILI and LOUISE.
LILY   f   English
From the name of the flower, a symbol of purity. The word is ultimately derived from Latin lilium.
LILYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of LILIYA.
LILYANA   f   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of LILLIAN.
LIM   m & f   Chinese
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
LIMBANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
LIMBIKANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "work hard" in Chewa.
LIN   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest" or (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem". Other characters can also form this name.
LINA (1)   f   Arabic
Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.
LINA (2)   f   English, Italian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Lithuanian, Croatian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LINA (3)   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "absorbed, united" in Sanskrit.
LINAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LINUS. This is also the Lithuanian word for "flax" (a cognate of the name's root).
LINCOLN   m   English
From a surname which was originally from the name of a city in England, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". This name is usually given in honour of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LINDEN   m   English
From a German surname which was derived from linde meaning "lime tree".
LINDITA   f   Albanian
Means "the day is born" in Albanian.
LINDIWE   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "have waited" in Zulu.
LINDON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LYNDON.
LINDSAY   f & m   English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which was originally derived from the name of the region Lindsey, which means "LINCOLN island" in Old English. As a given name it was typically masculine until the 1960s (in Britain) and 1970s (in America) when it became popular for girls, probably due to its similarity to Linda and because of American actress Lindsay Wagner (1949-).
LINDSEY   f & m   English, Scottish
Variant of LINDSAY.
LINDSIE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LINDSAY.
LINDY   m & f   English
Originally this was a masculine name, coming into use in America in 1927 when the dance called the Lindy Hop became popular. The dance was probably named for aviator Charles Lindbergh. Later this name was used as a diminutive of LINDA.
LINE   f   Danish, Norwegian, French
Short form of CAROLINE and other names ending in line.
LINETTE   f   English
Variant of LYNETTE.
LINFORD   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally taken from place names meaning either "flax ford" or "lime tree ford" in Old English.
LING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (líng) meaning "spirit, soul", (líng) meaning "bell, chime", or other Chinese characters which are pronounced similarly.
LINH   f   Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (linh) meaning "spirit, soul".
LINN   f   Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of LINNÉA and other names containing the same sound.
LINNAEA   f   English (Rare)
From the word for the type of flower, also called the twinflower (see LINNÉA).
LINNÉA   f   Swedish
From the name of a flower, also known as the twinflower. The Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus named it after himself, it being his favourite flower.
LINNET   f   English (Rare)
Either a variant of LYNETTE or else from the name of the small bird, a type of finch.
LINNETTE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LYNETTE.
LINNIE   f   English
Diminutive of LINDA and other names beginning with Lin.
LINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LINOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LINUS.
LINSAY   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LINDSAY.
LINSEY   f   English
Variant of LINDSAY.
LINTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from place names meaning either "flax town" or "lime tree town" in Old English.
LINUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized), German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Greek name Λινος (Linos) meaning "flax". In Greek legend he was the son of the god Apollo, who accidentally killed him in a contest. Another son of Apollo by this name was the music teacher of Herakles. The name was also borne by the second pope, serving after Saint Peter in the 1st century. In modern times it was the name of a character in Charles Schulz's comic strip 'Peanuts'.
LINWOOD   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "stream forest" in Old English.
LINZA   f   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LINDA.
LINZI   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LINDSAY.
LIONEL   m   French, English
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
LIOR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
LIORA   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIORIT   f   Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIOUBA   f   Russian
Variant transcription of LYUBA.
LIR   m   Irish Mythology
Irish cognate of LLYR. Lir was the Irish god of the sea, the father of Manannan mac Lir.
LIRON   m & f   Hebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
LIS   f   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of ELISABET.
LISA   f   English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian
Short form of ELIZABETH, ELISABETH, ELISABET or ELISABETTA. This is the name of the subject of one of the world's most famous paintings, the 'Mona Lisa', the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.
LISANDRO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LYSANDER.
LISANNE   f   Dutch
Combination of LISA and ANNE (1).
LISBET   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of ELISABET.
LISBETH   f   German
German short form of ELISABETH.
LISELOT   f   Dutch
Dutch variant of LISELOTTE.
LISELOTT   f   Swedish
Swedish variant of LISELOTTE.
LISELOTTE   f   Danish, Swedish, Dutch, German
Contraction of LISE and CHARLOTTE.
LISETTE   f   French, English
Diminutive of ÉLISABETH.
LISHA   f   English
Short form of ALICIA, FELICIA, and other names ending with the same sound.
LISS   f   Norwegian
Short form of ELISABET.
LISSA   f   English
Short form of MELISSA.
LISSI   f   Danish
Diminutive of ELISABET.
LITA   f   English
Short form of names ending in lita. This name was brought to the public eye in the 1920s due to Lita Grey (1908-1995), who was the second wife of Charlie Chaplin. Her birth name was Lillita Louise MacMurray.
LITAL   f   Hebrew
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
LIUCIJA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LUCIA.
LIUDVIKA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of LUDWIG.
LIUDVIKAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LUDWIG.
LIUPOLD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
LIÙSAIDH   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LUCIA.
LIV (1)   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
LIV (2)   f   English
Short form of OLIVIA.
LÍVIA   f   Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of LIVIA (1).
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