Masculine Names

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KHSHAYARSHA   m   Ancient Persian
Persian form of XERXES.
KHURSHID   m & f   Persian, Urdu, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Hvare Khshaeta meaning "shining sun". In Zoroastrianism this was the name of a Yazata (or angel) who was associated with the sun.
KHWAJA   m   Persian
From a title meaning "master, owner" in Persian. It is not generally used as a name itself.
KIAN (1)   m   Persian
Means "king, foundation, symbol of pride" in Persian.
KIAN (2)   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CIAN.
KIANOUSH   m   Persian
Derived from Persian kian "royal".
KIARAN   m   English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIBWE   m   Eastern African, Swahili
Means "blessed" in Swahili.
KICHIRO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of KICHIROU.
KICHIROU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (kichi) meaning "good luck" and (rou) meaning "son". Other kanji combinations are also possible.
KIDLAT   m   Filipino, Tagalog
Means "lightning" in Tagalog.
KIEFER   m   English (Modern)
From a German surname meaning either "pine tree" or "barrel maker".
KIERAN   m   Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIERON   m   Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIKE   m   Spanish
Diminutive of ENRIQUE.
KILIAN   m   German, Irish, French
German form and Irish and French variant of CILLIAN.
KILLIAN   m   Irish, French
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.
KIM (1)   f & m   English
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel 'Kim' (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel 'Show Boat' (1926) Edna Ferber used it for a female character who was born on the Mississippi River and was named from the initials of the states Kentucky, Illinois and Mississippi. The name was popularized in America by the actresses Kim Hunter (1922-2002) and Kim Novak (1933-), both of whom assumed it as a stage name.
KIM (2)   m   Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
Scandinavian short form of JOACHIM.
KIMBALL   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from either the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.
KIMI   m   Finnish
Diminutive of KIM (2).
KIMO   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JAMES.
KING   m   English
From a nickname which derives from the English word king, ultimately from Old English cyning.
KINGSLEY   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "king's wood" in Old English.
KINGSTON   m   English (Modern)
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "king's town" in Old English.
KIP   m   English
From a nickname, probably from the English word kipper meaning "male salmon".
KIPLING   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a place name meaning "Cybbel's cottage". The surname was borne by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), a British novelist born in India who wrote 'The Jungle Book' and other works.
KIR   m   Russian
Russian form of CYRUS.
KIRABO   m & f   Eastern African, Ganda
Means "gift" in Luganda.
KIRAN   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Nepali, Urdu
Derived from Sanskrit किरण (kirana) which can mean "dust" or "thread" or "sunbeam".
KIRBY   m   English
From an English surname which was originally from a place name meaning "church settlement" in Old Norse.
KIRE   m   Macedonian
Diminutive of KIRIL.
KIRIL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CYRIL.
KIRILL   m   Russian
Russian form of CYRIL.
KIRILS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of CYRIL.
KIRK   m   English
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "church" from Old Norse kirkja, ultimately from Greek. A famous bearer was American actor Kirk Douglas (1916-), whose birth name was Issur Danielovitch.
KIRO   m   Macedonian
Diminutive of KIRIL.
KISECAWCHUCK   m   Native American, Cree
Means "daystar" in Cree. This was the name of a 19th-century Cree chief.
KISEMBO   m & f   Eastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KISHAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Gujarati
Possibly a variant of KRISHNA.
KISHOR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Nepali
Derived from Sanskrit किशोर (kishora) meaning "colt".
KISHORE   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of KISHOR.
KIT   m & f   English
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
KIVANÇ   m   Turkish
Means "pride, joy" in Turkish.
KIYOSHI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (kiyoshi) or (kiyoshi) both meaning "pure". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
KJELD   m   Danish
Danish form of KETIL.
KJELL   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of KETIL.
KJETIL   m   Norwegian
Variant of KETIL.
KLAAS   m   Dutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAES   m   Frisian
Frisian short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAHAN   m   Thai
Means "brave" in Thai.
KLAOS   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAS   m   Swedish
Swedish short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAUDIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUS   m   German, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
German short form of NICHOLAS.
KLEISTHENES   m   Ancient Greek
Original Greek form of CLEISTHENES.
KLEITOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "splendid, famous" in Greek. This was the name of one of the generals of Alexander the Great.
KLEMEN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEMENS   m   German, Danish, Swedish, Polish
German, Danish, Swedish and Polish form of Clemens (see CLEMENT). Prince Klemens Metternich was a 19th-century Austrian chancellor who guided the Austrian Empire to victory in the Napoleonic Wars.
KLEMENT   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEON   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of CLEON.
KLEOPAS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of CLEOPAS.
KLEOPATROS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of CLEOPATRA.
KLIM   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of KLIMENT.
KLIMENT   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLOPAS   m   Biblical Greek
Form of CLOPAS used in the Greek New Testament.
KNOX   m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Old English cnocc "round hill".
KNUD   m   Danish
Danish form of KNUT.
KNUT   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Derived from Old Norse knútr meaning "knot". Knut was a Danish prince who defeated Æðelræd II, king of England, in the early 11th century and became the ruler of Denmark, Norway and England.
KNUTE   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of KNUT.
KNÚTR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KNUT.
KOA   m   Hawaiian
Means "warrior, koa tree" in Hawaiian.
KOBA   m   Georgian
Diminutive of IAKOB.
KOBE (1)   m   Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JAKOB.
KOBE (2)   m   Various
From the name of the city in Japan. The parents of basketball player Kobe Bryant (1978-) chose this name after seeing Kobe beef (which is from the Japanese city) on a menu.
KOBINA   m   Western African, Akan
Variant of KWABENA.
KOBUS   m   Dutch
Diminutive of JACOBUS.
KOBY   m   English (Modern)
Variant of COBY.
KODEY   m   English (Rare)
Variant of CODY.
KODY   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CODY.
KOEN   m   Dutch
Short form of KOENRAAD.
KOENRAAD   m   Dutch
Dutch form of CONRAD.
KOERT   m   Dutch
Short form of KOENRAAD.
KOFI   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
KOHAKU   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
KOIOS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek κοιος (koios), also spelled ποιος (poios), a questioning word meaning approximately "of what kind?". This was the name of a Titan god of intelligence in Greek mythology.
KOIT   m   Estonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
KOJO   m   Western African, Akan
Variant of KWADWO.
KOLBY   m   English (Modern)
Variant of COLBY.
KOLDO   m   Basque
Short form of KOLDOBIKA.
KOLDOBIKA   m   Basque
Basque form of LOUIS.
KOLE   m   English (Modern)
Variant of COLE.
KOLMAN   m   German (Rare)
Variant of KOLOMAN.
KOLOMAN   m   German (Rare), Slovak
German and Slovak form of COLMÁN. Saint Koloman (also called Coloman or Colman) was an Irish monk who was martyred in Stockerau in Austria.
KOLOS   m   Hungarian
Diminutive of MIKLÓS.
KOLYA   m   Russian
Diminutive of NIKOLAI.
KOMANG   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
Meaning unknown. This name is traditionally given to the third-born child in Balinese families.
KONANI   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "bright" in Hawaiian.
KONDRAT   m   Polish (Archaic)
Archaic Polish form of CONRAD.
KONDWANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
KONNOR   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CONOR.
KONRÁD   m   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CONRAD.
KONRAD   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Slovene
German, Scandinavian, Polish and Slovene form of CONRAD.
KONSTANTINE   m   Georgian
Georgian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINOS   m   Greek
Greek form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTY   m   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANS.
KONSTANTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANTINE.
KOOS   m   Dutch
Diminutive of JACOB.
KOPPÁNY   m   Hungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "great, tall".
KOPPEL   m   Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
KORALO   m   Esperanto
Means "coral" in Esperanto.
KORAY   m   Turkish
Means "ember moon" in Turkish.
KORBIN   m   English (Modern)
Variant of CORBIN.
KORBINIAN   m   German
Derived from Latin corvus meaning "raven". This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint who was sent by Pope Gregory II to evangelize in Bavaria. His real name may have been Hraban (see Raban).
KÖRBL   m   German
Diminutive of KORBINIAN.
KORD   m   German
German contracted form of CONRAD.
KORESH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Form of CYRUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
KOREY   m   English
Variant of COREY.
KÓRI   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
KORNÉL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CORNELIUS.
KORNEL   m   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
KORNELI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of CORNELIUS.
KORY   m   English
Variant of COREY.
KOSMAS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of COSMAS.
KOSTA   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTADIN   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTANDIN   m   Albanian
Albanian form of CONSTANTINE.
KOSTYA   m   Russian
Russian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTYANTYN   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CONSTANTINE.
KOU   m   Hmong
Means "gold" in Hmong.
KOUKI   m   Japanese
From Japanese (kou) meaning "light" or (kou) meaning "happiness, good luck" combined with (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "brightness". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji characters as well.
KOUTA   m   Japanese
From Japanese (kou) meaning "peace" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KRASIMIR   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KRASTIO   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of KRASTYO.
KRASTYO   m   Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning "cross". This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros.
KRASTYU   m   Bulgarian
Variant of KRASTYO.
KREIOS   m   Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from either Greek κρειων (kreion) "lord, master" or κριος (krios) "ram, male sheep". This was the name of a Titan in Greek mythology.
KREŠIMIR   m   Croatian
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.
KRESIMIR   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of KREŠIMIR.
KRESKES   m   Biblical Greek
Form of CRESCENS used in the Greek New Testament.
KREŠO   m   Croatian
Diminutive of KREŠIMIR.
KRESTEN   m   Danish
Danish variant of CHRISTIAN.
KRIKOR   m   Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GRIGOR.
KRIS   m & f   English, Danish
Short form of KRISTIAN, KRISTOFFER, and other names beginning with Kris.
KRISHNA   m   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Nepali
Means "black, dark" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu god believed to be an incarnation of the god Vishnu. He was the youngest of King Vasudeva's eight children, six of whom were killed by King Kamsa because of a prophecy that a child of Vasudeva would kill Kamsa. Krishna however was saved and he eventually killed the king as well as performing many other great feats. In some Hindu traditions, Krishna is regarded as the supreme deity. He is usually depicted with blue skin.
KRISNA   m   Indonesian
Indonesian form of KRISHNA.
KRISTAPS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTEN (1)   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTER   m   Swedish
Swedish variant of CHRISTER.
KRISTIAN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIĀNS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIJAN   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIJONAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIYAN   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJÁN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJAN   m   Estonian, Slovene
Estonian and Slovene form of CHRISTIAN.
KRIŠTOF   m   Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTÓF   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOFFER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOFOR   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOPHER   m   English
Variant of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTUPAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISZTIÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRONOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of CRONUS.
KRSTO   m   Croatian
Croatian short form of KRISTOFOR or KRISTIJAN.
KRUNO   m   Croatian
Short form of KRUNOSLAV.
KRUNOSLAV   m   Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements kruna "crown" (a derivative of Latin corona) and slava "glory".
KRYSTIAN   m   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRYŠTOF   m   Czech
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRYSTYN   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTIAN.
KRZESIMIR   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of KREŠIMIR.
KRZYŚ   m   Polish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KRZYSIEK   m   Polish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KRZYSZTOF   m   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTOPHER.
KSAWERY   m   Polish
Polish form of XAVIER.
KSHATHRA VAIRYA   m   Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of SHAHRIVAR.
KSHITIJ   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.
KUBA   m   Polish
Polish diminutive of JAKUB.
KUDRET   m   Turkish
Means "power, might" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
KUKULKAN   m   Mayan Mythology
Means "feathered serpent" in Mayan. This is the name of snake god in Maya legend, roughly equivalent to Quetzalcoatl in Aztec mythology.
KULAP   f & m   Thai
Means "rose" in Thai.
KULDEEP   m   Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
KUMARA   m   Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, son". In Hindu texts this is an epithet of both the fire god Agni and the war god Skanda.
KUMARAN   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayam variant of KUMARA.
KUMBUKANI   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "remember" in Chewa.
KUN   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (kūn) meaning "earth, female", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
KUNAL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of KUNALA.
KUNALA   m   Sanskrit
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka.
KUNIBERT   m   German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements kuni "clan, family" and beraht "bright".
KUNO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic kuni meaning "clan, family".
KUNZANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "all good, ever excellent" in Tibetan.
KURO   m   Japanese
Variant transcription of KUROU.
KUROU   m   Japanese
From Japanese (ku) meaning "nine" and (rou) meaning "son". This name was traditionally given to the ninth son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
KURT   m   German, English
German contracted form of CONRAD. A famous bearer was the American musician Kurt Cobain (1967-1994).
KURTIS   m   English
Variant of CURTIS.
KURUSH   m   Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of CYRUS.
KUSTAA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GUSTAV.
KUSTI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of KUSTAA or AUKUSTI.
KUSUMA   m & f   Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit कुसुम (kusuma) meaning "flower".
KUWAT   m   Indonesian, Javanese
Means "strong" in Javanese.
KUZEY   m   Turkish
Means "north" in Turkish.
KUZMA   m   Russian
Russian form of COSMAS.
KUZMAN   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
KWABENA   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
KWADWO   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
KWAKU   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
KWAME   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
KWASI   m   Western African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
KWEKU   m   Western African, Akan
Variant of KWAKU.
KWESI   m   Western African, Akan
Variant of KWASI.
KYAUTA   m   Western African, Hausa
Means "gift" in Hausa.
KYLE   m   English
From a Scottish surname which was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
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.
KYNASTON   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "CYNEFRIÐ's town" in Old English.
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.
KYRAN   m   Irish
Variant of KIERAN.
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.
KYRYLO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CYRIL.
KYUNG   m & f   Korean
Variant transcription of GYEONG.
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).
LACEY   f & m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LACY.
LACHIE   m   Scottish
Diminutive 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.
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.
LADO   m   Georgian
Short form of VLADIMER.
LAEL   m   Biblical
Means "of God" in Hebrew. This was the name of the father of Eliasaph in the Old Testament.
LAELIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LAELIA.
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.
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".
LALAWETHIKA   m   Native American, Shawnee
Means "he makes noise" in Shawnee. This was another name of the Shawnee leader Tenskwatawa (1775-1836).
LALIT   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Masculine form of LALITA.
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.
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".
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".
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.
LANDO   m   Italian
Italian form of Lanzo (see LANCE).
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.
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.
LANNY   m   English
Diminutive of LANCE, LANDON, and other names beginning with Lan.
LANRE   m   Western African, Yoruba
Short form of OLANREWAJU.
LANZO   m   Ancient Germanic
Old German form of LANCE.
LAOGHAIRE   m   Irish
Modern Irish form of LÓEGAIRE.
LAPO   m   Italian
Diminutive of JACOPO.
LARI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of LAURENCE (1) or HILARIUS.
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).
LÁRUS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURENCE (1).
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).
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.
LATIF   m   Arabic
Means "gentle, kind" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition اللطيف (al-Latif) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
LAU   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LAUCHLAN   m   Scottish
Variant of LACHLAN.
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.
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.
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]
LAURENS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
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