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LILIJAfLithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian cognate of LILY.
LILIJANAfSlovene
Slovene form of LILLIAN.
LILITAfLatvian
Latvian form of LILITH.
LILITHfNear 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.
LILIYAfRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of LILY.
LILJAfIcelandic, Finnish
Icelandic and Finnish cognate of LILY.
LILJANAfMacedonian
Macedonian form of LILLIAN.
LILLAfHungarian
Hungarian diminutive of LÍVIA or LÍDIA.
LILLIfGerman, Finnish
German variant of LILI and a Finnish variant of LILJA.
LILLIAfEnglish
Short form of LILLIAN or an elaborated form of LILY.
LILLIANfEnglish
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.
LILLIASfScottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILLIEfEnglish
Variant of LILY.
LILLYfEnglish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
English variant of LILY. It is also used in Scandinavia, as a form of LILY or a diminutive of ELISABETH.
LILOfGerman
Short form of LISELOTTE.
LILOUfFrench
Either a diminutive of French names containing the sound lee or a combination of LILI and LOUISE.
LILYfEnglish
From the name of the flower, a symbol of purity. The word is ultimately derived from Latin lilium.
LILYAfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of LILIYA.
LILYANAfBulgarian
Bulgarian form of LILLIAN.
LIMm & fChinese
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
LIMBANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
LIMBIKANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "work hard" in Chewa.
LINm & fChinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest" or (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem". Other characters can also form this name.
LINA (1)fArabic
Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.
LINA (2)fEnglish, Italian, Spanish, Lithuanian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LINA (3)fIndian, Hindi
Means "absorbed, united" in Sanskrit.
LINASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of LINUS. This is also the Lithuanian word for "flax" (a cognate of the name's root).
LINCOLNmEnglish
From a surname which was originally from the name of a city in England, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, 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.
LINDAfEnglish, 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 lind meaning "flexible, soft, mild". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LINDENmEnglish
From a German surname which was derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".
LINDITAfAlbanian
Means "the day is born" in Albanian, from lind "to give birth" and ditë "day".
LINDIWEfSouthern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Swazi
Means "waited for, awaited" in Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.
LINDONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LYNDON.
LINDSAYf & mEnglish, 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-).
LINDYm & fEnglish
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.
LINEfDanish, Norwegian, French
Short form of CAROLINE and other names ending in line.
LINFORDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally taken from place names meaning either "flax ford" or "linden tree ford" in Old English.
LINGf & mChinese
From Chinese (líng) meaning "spirit, soul", (líng) meaning "bell, chime", or other Chinese characters which are pronounced similarly.
LINHf & mVietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (linh) meaning "spirit, soul".
LINNfSwedish, Norwegian
Short form of LINNÉA and other names containing the same sound.
LINNAEAfEnglish (Rare)
From the word for the type of flower, also called the twinflower (see LINNÉA).
LINNÉAfSwedish
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.
LINNETfEnglish (Rare)
Either a variant of LYNETTE or else from the name of the small bird, a type of finch.
LINNIEfEnglish
Diminutive of LINDA and other names beginning with Lin.
LINOmItalian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LINTONmEnglish
From a surname which was originally from place names meaning either "flax town" or "linden tree town" in Old English.
LINUSmGreek 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 this was the name of a character in Charles Schulz's comic strip 'Peanuts'.
LINWOODmEnglish
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "stream forest" in Old English.
LINZAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LINDA.
LIONELmFrench, English
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
LIORm & fHebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
LIORAfHebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIORITfHebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIOUBAfRussian
Variant transcription of LYUBA.
LIRmIrish Mythology (Anglicized)
Variant of LER based on the genitive case of the name.
LIRONm & fHebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
LISAfEnglish, 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.
LISANDROmSpanish
Spanish form of LYSANDER.
LISANNEfDutch
Combination of LISA and ANNE (1).
LISBETfSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of ELISABET.
LISBETHfGerman
German short form of ELISABETH.
LISELOTfDutch
Dutch variant of LISELOTTE.
LISELOTTfSwedish
Swedish variant of LISELOTTE.
LISHAfEnglish
Short form of ALICIA, FELICIA, and other names ending with the same sound.
LISHANfEastern African, Amharic
Means "award" in Amharic.
LISSfNorwegian
Short form of ELISABET.
LISSAfEnglish
Short form of MELISSA.
LISSIfDanish
Diminutive of ELISABET.
LITAfEnglish
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.
LITALfHebrew
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
LIUCIJAfLithuanian
Lithuanian form of LUCIA.
LIUDVIKAfLithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of LUDWIG.
LIUDVIKASmLithuanian
Lithuanian form of LUDWIG.
LIUPOLDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
LIÙSAIDHfScottish
Scottish form of LUCIA.
LIV (1)fSwedish, 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)fEnglish
Short form of OLIVIA.
LÍVIAfPortuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of LIVIA (1).
LIVIA (1)fItalian, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LIVIUS. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus.
LIVIA (2)fEnglish
Short form of OLIVIA.
LIVIANAfItalian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Livianus, which was itself derived from the family name LIVIUS.
LIVIANUSmAncient Roman
Latin masculine form of LIVIANA.
LIVIEfFrench, Czech
French and Czech feminine form of LIVIUS.
LIVIOmItalian
Italian form of LIVIUS.
LIVIUmRomanian
Romanian form of LIVIUS.
LIVIUSmAncient Roman
Roman family name which may be related to either Latin liveo "to envy" or lividus "blue, envious". Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a history of the city of Rome.
LIVNAfHebrew
Means "white" in Hebrew.
LIVNATfHebrew
Variant of LIVNA.
LIVVYfEnglish
Diminutive of OLIVIA.
LIVYmHistory
Form of LIVIUS used to refer to the Roman historian Titus Livius.
LIWIAfPolish
Polish form of LIVIA (1).
LIZfEnglish
Short form of ELIZABETH. This is the familiar name of actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-).
LIZBETHfEnglish
Short form of ELIZABETH.
LIZETTEfEnglish
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LIZZIEfEnglish
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LIZZYfEnglish
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LJERKAfCroatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic lijer meaning "lily".
LJILJAfSerbian
Short form of LJILJANA.
LJILJANAfSerbian, Croatian
Derived from South Slavic ljiljan meaning "lily".
LJUBAfSerbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LJUBANmSerbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBEmMacedonian
Diminutive of LJUBOMIR.
LJUBENmMacedonian
Macedonian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBENAfMacedonian
Macedonian feminine form of LYUBEN.
LJUBICAfSerbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix. It can also come from Serbo-Croatian ljubicica meaning "violet".
LJUBOMIRmCroatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LUBOMÍR.
LJUDMILmMacedonian
Macedonian masculine form of LUDMILA.
LJUDMILAfSlovene
Slovene form of LUDMILA.
LJUPCHOmMacedonian
Variant transcription of LJUPČO.
LLEUmWelsh Mythology
Probably a Welsh form of LUGUS. In the Mabinogion, Lleu Llaw Gyffes is the son of Arianrhod. He was raised by his uncle Gwydion, who helped him overcome the curses that his mother placed upon him.
LLEUCUfWelsh
Welsh form of LUCIA.
LLEWmWelsh, Welsh Mythology
Variant of LLEU. It can also be a short form of LLEWELYN. It coincides with the Welsh word llew meaning "lion".
LLEWELLAfWelsh
Feminine form of LLYWELYN.
LLEWELYNmWelsh
Variant of LLYWELYN influenced by the Welsh word llew "lion".
LLINOSfWelsh
Means "linnet, finch" in Welsh. The linnet (species Linaria cannabina) is a small European bird in the finch family.
LLORENÇmCatalan
Catalan form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LLOYDmEnglish
From a surname which was derived from Welsh llwyd meaning "grey". The composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-) is a famous bearer of this name.
LLUCmCatalan
Catalan form of LUKE.
LLÚCIAfCatalan
Catalan form of LUCIA.
LLUÍSmCatalan
Catalan form of LOUIS.
LLUÏSAfCatalan
Catalan feminine form of LOUIS.
LLYRmWelsh Mythology
Means "the sea" in Welsh. This was the name of the Welsh god of the sea. He possibly forms the basis for the legendary King Lear of the Britons.
LLYWELYNmWelsh
Possibly a Welsh form of the old Celtic name Lugubelenus, a combination of the names of the gods LUGUS and BELENUS. Alternatively it may be derived from Welsh llyw "leader". This was the name of several Welsh rulers, notably the 13th-century Llywelyn the Great who fought against England.
LOANmFrench
Variant of ELOUAN.
LOANEfFrench (Rare)
Feminine form of ELOUAN.
LOCHANmIndian, Hindi
Means "the eye" in Sanskrit.
LOCHANAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of LOCHAN.
LOCHLAINNmIrish
Irish form of LACHLAN.
LOCHLANNmIrish
Irish form of LACHLAN.
LOCKIEmScottish
Diminutive of LACHLAN.
LODEWIJKmDutch
Dutch form of LUDWIG.
LODOVICOmItalian
Italian form of LUDWIG.
LÓEGAIREmIrish Mythology, Ancient Irish
Means "calf herder", derived from Irish loagh "calf". In Irish mythology Lóegaire Búadach was an Ulster warrior. He saved the life of the poet Áed, but died in the process. This was also the name of several Irish high kings.
LOESfDutch
Feminine diminutive of LODEWIJK.
LOGANm & fScottish, English
From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.
LOÏCmFrench, Breton
Breton form of LOUIS.
LOIDAfSpanish
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
LOÍSmOccitan
Occitan form of LOUIS.
LOIS (1)fEnglish, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better". Lois is mentioned in the New Testament as the mother of Eunice and the grandmother of Timothy. As an English name, it came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In fiction, this is the name of the girlfriend of the comic book hero Superman.
LOIS (2)mGalician
Galician form of LOUIS.
LOJZEmSlovene
Short form of ALOJZ.
LOKEmNorse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of LOKI.
LOKImNorse Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from the Indo-European root *leug meaning "to break". In Norse legend Loki was a trickster god associated with magic and fire. Over time he became more and more evil, and he was eventually chained to a rock by the other gods.
LOLAfSpanish, English
Diminutive of DOLORES.
LOLICIAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of LOLA.
LOLITAfSpanish
Diminutive of LOLA.
LOMÁNmIrish
Variant of LOMMÁN.
LOMMÁNmIrish
Means "little bare one", derived from Irish Gaelic lomm "bare" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a nephew of Saint Patrick.
LONmEnglish
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound. Famous bearers were American actors Lon Chaney Sr. (1883-1930) and Lon Chaney Jr. (1906-1973). The elder's birth name was Leonidas.
LONÁNmIrish
Means "little blackbird", derived from Irish Gaelic lon "blackbird" combined with a diminutive suffix.
LONDONf & mEnglish (Modern)
From the name of the capital city of the United Kingdom, the meaning of which is uncertain. As a surname it was borne by the American author Jack London (1876-1916).
LONEfDanish
Short form of ABELONE.
LONGINmPolish
Polish form of LONGINUS.
LONGINUSmAncient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin longus "long". According to Christian legend Saint Longinus was the name of the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus' side with a spear, then converted to Christianity and was martyred. The name was also borne by the 3rd-century Greek philosopher Cassius Longinus.
LONNIEmEnglish
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
LONNYmEnglish
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
LOPEmSpanish
Spanish form of Lupus (see LOUP).
LORmLimburgish
Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LORAfEnglish, Italian
Variant of LAURA. It is also used as an Italian diminutive of ELEONORA or LOREDANA.
LORÁNDmHungarian
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
LÓRÁNTmHungarian
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
LORCÁNmIrish
Means "little fierce one", derived from Irish Gaelic lorcc "fierce" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 12th-century archbishop of Dublin.
LORE (1)fGerman
German contracted form of ELEONORE.
LORE (2)fBasque
Means "flower" in Basque.
LOREAfBasque
Variant of LORE (2).
LOREDANAfItalian, Romanian
Used by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel 'Mattea' (1833) and later by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel 'L'amore de Loredana' (1908). It was possibly based on the Venetian surname Loredan, which was derived from the place name Loreo.
LOREENfEnglish
Elaboration of LORA.
LORELEIfGermanic Mythology
From a Germanic name meaning "luring rock". This is the name of a rock headland on the Rhine River. Legends say that a maiden named the Lorelei lives on the rock and lures fishermen to their death with her song.
LORENm & fEnglish
Either a short form of LAURENCE (1) (masculine) or a variant of LAUREN (feminine).
LORENA (1)fSpanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LORENA (2)fEnglish
Latinized form of LAUREN. This name was first brought to public attention in America by the song 'Lorena' (1856), written by Joseph Webster, who was said to have created the name as an anagram of LENORE (from the character in Poe's poem 'The Raven').
LORENCIOmMedieval Spanish
Archaic Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENEfEnglish
Elaboration of LORA.
LORENSmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LAURENCE (1).
LORENZmGerman
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENZAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENZOmItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.
LORETAfItalian
Variant of LORETO.
LORETOf & mItalian, Spanish
From the name of a town in Italy, originally called Lauretum in Latin, meaning "laurel grove". Supposedly in the 13th century the house of the Virgin Mary was miraculously carried by angels from Nazareth to the town.
LORETTAfEnglish, Italian
Either an elaboration of LORA or a variant of LAURETTA. It is also sometimes used as a variant of LORETO.
LORIfEnglish
Diminutive of LAURA or LORRAINE.
LORIEfEnglish
Variant of LORI.
LORINmEnglish
Variant of LOREN.
LŐRINCmHungarian
Hungarian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORINDAfEnglish
Elaboration of LORA.
LORISmItalian
Diminutive of LORENZO.
LORITAfItalian
Either a diminutive of LORA or a variant of LORETO.
LORNAfEnglish
Created by the author R. D. Blackmore for the title character in his novel 'Lorna Doone' (1869), set in southern England, which describes the dangerous love between John Ridd and Lorna Doone. Blackmore may have based the name on the Scottish place name Lorne or on the title 'Marquis of Lorne' (see LORNE).
LORNEmEnglish
From the title 'Marquis of Lorne', which was based on the Scottish place name Lorne, itself possibly derived from the name of the legendary king of Dál Riata, Loarn mac Eirc. This was the title of the first Governor General of Canada, where it has since been most frequently used as a given name. A famous bearer was the Canadian actor Lorne Greene (1915-1987).
LORRAINEfEnglish
From the name of a region in France, originally meaning "kingdom of LOTHAR". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France that is now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen (from Latin Lothari regnum). As a given name, it has been used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century, perhaps due to its similar sound with Laura. It became popular after World War I when the region was in the news, as it was contested between Germany and France.
LORRIfEnglish
Variant of LORI.
LORRIEfEnglish
Variant of LORI.
LOT (1)mBiblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "covering, veil" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a nephew of Abraham. Before Sodom was destroyed by God, he was directed to flee the city without looking back. However, his wife looked back on the destruction and was turned into a pillar of salt.
LOT (2)mArthurian Romance
From the name of the region of Lothian in southern Scotland, of unknown meaning. A king of Lothian by this name appears in early Latin and Welsh texts (as Leudonus and Lewdwn respectively). He was inserted into Arthurian legend by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, who makes him the father of Gawain.
LOTARIOmItalian
Italian form of LOTHAR.
LOTHAIRmHistory
English form of LOTHAR.
LOTHAIREmFrench
French form of LOTHAR.
LOTHARmGerman, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish king, the son of Louis I, who ruled the region called Lorraine. It was also borne by medieval kings of France, Italy and the Holy Roman Empire.
LOTUSfEnglish (Rare)
From the name of the lotus flower (species Nelumbo nucifera) or the mythological lotus tree. They are ultimately derived from Greek λωτος (lotos). In Greek and Roman mythology the lotus tree was said to produce a fruit causing sleepiness and forgetfulness.
LOUf & mEnglish, French
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
LOUANEfFrench
Combination of LOU and ANNE (1).
LOUELLAfEnglish
Combination of LOU and the popular name suffix ella.
LOUHIfFinnish Mythology
Variant of LOVIATAR. In Finnish mythology Louhi was another name of the death goddess Loviatar. She appears in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' as a witch ruling the northern area known as Pohjola. She is the primary antagonist to the hero Väinämöinen.
LOUIEmEnglish
Diminutive of LOUIS.
LOUISmFrench, English, Dutch
French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne. Others include Louis IX (Saint Louis) who led two crusades and Louis XIV (called the Sun King) who was the ruler of France during the height of its power, the builder of the Palace of Versailles, and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Europe. It was also borne by kings of Germany (as Ludwig), Hungary (as Lajos), and other places.... [more]
LOUISAfEnglish, German, Dutch
Latinate feminine form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), the author of 'Little Women'.
LOUISEfFrench, English, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, German
French feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUISETTEfFrench
Diminutive of LOUISE.
LOUIZAfGreek
Greek feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUNAfFrench (Modern)
Possibly a variant of LUNA.
LOUPmFrench
French form of the Late Latin name Lupus which meant "wolf". Lupus was the name of several early saints, including a 5th-century bishop of Troyes who apparently convinced Attila to spare the city.
LOURDESfSpanish
From the name of a French town. It became a popular center of pilgrimage after a young girl from the town had visions of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto.
LOURENÇOmPortuguese
Portuguese form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOURENSmFrisian, Dutch
Frisian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVE (1)mSwedish
Swedish form of LOUIS.
LOVE (2)fEnglish
Simply from the English word love, derived from Old English lufu.
LOVELmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LOWELL.
LOVELLmEnglish
From a surname which was a variant of LOWELL.
LOVIATARfFinnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology Loviatar, also known as Louhi, was a goddess of death and plague.
LOVIISAfFinnish
Finnish feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVIISEfEstonian
Estonian feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVISAfSwedish
Swedish feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVISEfDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVREmCroatian
Short form of LOVRENCO.
LOVRENCmSlovene
Slovene form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRENCOmCroatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVROmSlovene, Croatian
Short form of LOVRENC.
LOWELLmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou "wolf" and a diminutive suffix. The surname was borne by American poet and satirist James Russell Lowell (1819-1891).
LOWIEmDutch
Diminutive of LODEWIJK.
LOWRIfWelsh
Welsh form of LAURA.
LOYDmEnglish
Variant of LLOYD.
mIrish Mythology
Modern Irish form of LUGH.
LUANAfEnglish, Italian, Portuguese
From the movie 'Bird of Paradise' (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.
LUANNfEnglish
Either a combination of LOU and ANN or a variant of LUANA. It was popularized in the 1950s by the singer Lu Ann Simms (1933-2003).
LUANNAfEnglish (Rare)
Either a combination of LOU and ANNA or a variant of LUANA.
LUANNEfEnglish
Variant of LUANN.
ĽUBAfSlovak
Slovak form of LJUBA.
LUBAfRussian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of LYUBA.
LUBBERTmFrisian
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and beraht "bright".
LUBENmBulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUBEN.
ĽUBICAfSlovak
Slovak form of LJUBICA.
LUBNAfArabic
Means "storax tree" in Arabic. According to a 7th-century legend Lubna and Qays were a couple forced to divorce by Qays's father.
ĽUBOMÍRmSlovak
Slovak form of LUBOMÍR.
LUBOMÍRmCzech
Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby "love" and miru "peace, world".
LUBOMIRmBulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUBOMIR.
ĽUBOŠmSlovak
Slovak form of LUBOŠ.
LUBOŠmCzech
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LUCmFrench
French form of LUKE.
LUCA (1)mItalian, Romanian, German
Italian and Romanian form of LUKE. This name was borne by Luca della Robbia, a Renaissance sculptor from Florence.
LUCA (2)fHungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCANmHistory
From the Roman cognomen Lucanus, which was derived from the name of the city of Luca in Tuscany (modern Lucca). Marcus Annaeus Lucanus, commonly called Lucan, was a 1st-century Roman poet.
LÚCÁSmIrish
Irish form of LUCAS.
LUCASmEnglish, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Loukas (see LUKE).
LUCASTAfLiterature
This name was first used by the poet Richard Lovelace for a collection of poems called 'Lucasta' (1649). The poems were dedicated to Lucasta, a nickname for the woman he loved Lucy Sacheverel, who he called lux casta "pure light".
LUCEfItalian, French
Italian and French variant of LUCIA. This also means "light" in Italian.
LUCETTAfItalian
Diminutive of LUCE. Shakespeare used this name for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).
LUCETTEfFrench
Diminutive of LUCIE.
LUCHOmSpanish
Diminutive of LUIS.
LÚCIAfPortuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIA.
LUCÍAfSpanish
Spanish form of LUCIA.
LUCIAfItalian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
LUCIANmRomanian, English
Romanian and English form of LUCIANUS. Lucian is the usual name of Lucianus of Samosata in English.
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