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This is a list of names in which the gender is feminine; and the first letter is L.
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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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
LINZAfAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LINDA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LIVIEfFrench, Czech
French and Czech feminine form of LIVIUS.
LIVNAfHebrew
Means "white" in Hebrew.
LIVNATfHebrew
Variant of LIVNA.
LIVVYfEnglish
Diminutive of OLIVIA.
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".
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".
LJUDMILAfSlovene
Slovene form of LUDMILA.
LLEUCUfWelsh
Welsh form of LUCIA.
LLEWELLAfWelsh
Feminine form of LLYWELYN.
LLINOSfWelsh
Means "linnet, finch" in Welsh. The linnet (species Linaria cannabina) is a small European bird in the finch family.
LLÚCIAfCatalan
Catalan form of LUCIA.
LLUÏSAfCatalan
Catalan feminine form of LOUIS.
LOANEfFrench (Rare)
Feminine form of ELOUAN.
LOCHANAfIndian, Hindi
Feminine form of LOCHAN.
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.
LOIDAfSpanish
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
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.
LOLAfSpanish, English
Diminutive of DOLORES.
LOLICIAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of LOLA.
LOLITAfSpanish
Diminutive of LOLA.
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.
LORAfEnglish, Italian
Variant of LAURA. It is also used as an Italian diminutive of ELEONORA or LOREDANA.
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').
LORENEfEnglish
Elaboration of LORA.
LORENZAfItalian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
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.
LORINDAfEnglish
Elaboration of LORA.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOVE (2)fEnglish
Simply from the English word love, derived from Old English lufu.
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.
LOWRIfWelsh
Welsh form of LAURA.
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.
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.
LUCA (2)fHungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of LUCIA.
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.
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.
LUCIEfFrench, Czech
French and Czech form of LUCIA.
LUCIENNEfFrench
Feminine form of LUCIEN.
LŪCIJAfLatvian
Latvian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJAfSlovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCILAfSpanish
Spanish form of LUCILLA.
LUCÍLIAfPortuguese
Portuguese feminine form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIAfAncient Roman
Feminine form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILLAfItalian, Ancient Roman
Latin diminutive of LUCIA. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred in Rome.
LUCILLEfFrench, English
French form of LUCILLA. A famous bearer was American comedienne Lucille Ball (1911-1989).
LUCINAfRoman Mythology
Derived from Latin lucus meaning "grove", but later associated with lux "light". This was the name of a Roman goddess of childbirth.
LUCINDAfEnglish, Portuguese, Literature
An elaboration of LUCIA created by Cervantes for his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605). It was subsequently used by Molière in his play 'The Doctor in Spite of Himself' (1666).
LUCINEfArmenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
LUCINEHfArmenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
ŁUCJAfPolish
Polish feminine form of LUCIUS.
LUCJAfPolish
Variant of ŁUCJA.
LUCKYm & fEnglish, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
LUCRÈCEf & mFrench
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUCRETIAfAncient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of the Roman family name Lucretius, possibly from Latin lucrum "profit, wealth". In Roman legend Lucretia was a maiden who was raped by the son of the king of Rome. This caused a great uproar among the Roman citizens, and the monarchy was overthrown. This name was also borne by a saint and martyr from Spain.
LUCREZIAfItalian
Italian form of LUCRETIA.
LUCYfEnglish
English form of LUCIA, in use since the Middle Ages.
LUCYNAfPolish
Polish form of LUCINA.
LUDIVINEfFrench
Possibly from a feminine form of LEUTWIN. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the television miniseries 'Les Gens de Mogador'.
LUDMIŁAfPolish
Polish form of LUDMILA.
LUDMILAfCzech, Russian
Means "favour of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and milu "gracious, dear". Saint Ludmila was a 10th-century duchess of Bohemia, the grandmother of Saint Václav. She was murdered on the orders of her daughter-in-law Drahomíra.... [more]
LUDMILLAfRussian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUDMILA.
LUDOVICAfItalian
Latinate feminine form of LUDWIG.
LUDWIKAfPolish
Polish feminine form of LUDWIG.
LUIGIAfItalian
Italian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUIGINAfItalian
Diminutive of LUIGIA.
LUIGSECHfAncient Irish
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH.
LUÍSAfPortuguese
Feminine form of LUÍS.
LUISAfSpanish, Italian
Feminine form of LUIS.
LUISEfGerman
German form of LOUISE.
LUÍSEACHfIrish
Modern form of LUIGSECH.
LUISELLAfItalian
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUISINAfSpanish
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUISITAfSpanish
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUITGARDfGerman, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Leutgard which was derived from the elements leud "people" and gard "enclosure". This was the name of a 13th-century Flemish nun, the patron saint of easy deliveries.
LUIZAfPolish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian
Polish, Portuguese and Romanian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUJAYNfArabic
Means "silver" in Arabic.
LUJZAfHungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak feminine form of LOUIS.
LUKSAfEsperanto
Means "luxurious" in Esperanto.
LULAfEnglish
Diminutive of LOUISE and names that begin with Lu.
LULEfAlbanian
Means "flower" in Albanian.
LULITfEastern African, Amharic
Means "pearl" in Amharic.
LULJETAfAlbanian
Means "flower of life" in Albanian, from lule "flower" and jetë "life".
LULU (1)fGerman
Diminutive of names that begin with Lu, especially LUISE.
LULU (2)fArabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
LUMIfFinnish
Means "snow" in Finnish.
LUMINIȚAfRomanian
Means "little light", derived from Romanian lumina "light" combined with a diminutive suffix.
LUMUSIfWestern African, Ewe
Means "born face down" in Ewe.
LUNAfRoman Mythology, Italian, Spanish, English
Means "the moon" in Latin. Luna was the Roman goddess of the moon, frequently depicted driving a white chariot through the sky.
LUNEDfWelsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Variant of ELUNED. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is a servant of the Lady of the Fountain who rescues the knight Owain.
LUNGILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
LUNINGNINGfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "brilliance" in Tagalog.
LUPEf & mSpanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LUPITAfSpanish
Diminutive of GUADALUPE.
LURDESfPortuguese
Portuguese form of LOURDES.
LUSINEfArmenian
Means "moon" in Armenian.
LUSINEHfArmenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
LÜTFİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of LUTFI.
LUTGARDISfAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name LUITGARD.
LUULEfEstonian
Means "poetry" in Estonian.
LUUSfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of LUCIA.
LUVENIAfEnglish
Possibly a form of LAVINIA. It has been used in America since the 19th century.
LUXf & mVarious
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
LUZfSpanish
Means "light" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Luz, meaning "Our Lady of Light".
LUZIAfPortuguese, German
Portuguese and German form of LUCIA.
LYDAfEnglish
Perhaps a variant of LYDIA.
LÝDIAfSlovak, Faroese
Slovak and Faroese form of LYDIA.
LYDIAfEnglish, German, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king LYDOS. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
LÝDIEfCzech
Czech form of LYDIA.
LYDIEfFrench
French form of LYDIA.
LYKKEfDanish
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
LYLAfEnglish
Variant of LEILA.
LYLOUfFrench
Variant of LILOU.
LYNfEnglish
Variant of LYNN.
LYNDAfEnglish
Variant of LINDA.
LYNETTEfEnglish
Form of LUNED first used by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem 'Gareth and Lynette' (1872). In modern times it is also regarded as a diminutive of LYNN.
LYNNf & mEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Welsh llyn "lake". Before the start of the 20th century it was primarily used for boys, but it has since come to be more common for girls. In some cases it may be thought of as a short form of LINDA or names that end in lyn or line.
LYNNAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of LYNN.
LYNNEfEnglish
Variant of LYNN.
LYRAfAstronomy
The name of the constellation in the northern sky containing the star Vega. It is said to be shaped after the lyre of Orpheus.
LYRICfEnglish (Modern)
Means simply "lyric, songlike" from the English word, ultimately derived from Greek λυρικος (lyrikos).
LYSfFrisian
Frisian diminutive of ELISABETH. It also coincides with the French word for "lily".
LYSANDRAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Lysandros (see LYSANDER).
LYSANNEfDutch
Variant of LISANNE.
LYSISTRATEfAncient Greek
Derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
LYSSA (1)fEnglish
Short form of ALYSSA.
LYSSA (2)fGreek Mythology
Means "rage, fury, anger" in Greek. In Greek mythology Lyssa is a goddess associated with uncontrolled rage.
LYUBAfRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBOVfRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUDMILAfRussian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).
LYUDMYLAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of LUDMILA.
LYYDIAfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish variant of LYDIA.
LYYTIfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish diminutive of LYDIA.
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