Masculine Names

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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
Means "be glad" in Chewa.
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.
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.
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.
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)).
LAURENT   m   French
French form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENTIN   m   French (Rare)
French form of LAURENTINUS.
LAURENTINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)). Saint Laurentinus was a 3rd-century martyr from Carthage.
LAURENȚIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENTIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Ancient Roman form of LAURENCE (1).
LAURENZ   m   German
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
LAURIE   f & m   English, Dutch
Diminutive of LAURA or LAURENCE (1).
LAURITS   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURITZ   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURO   m   Italian
Italian form of Laurus (see LAURA).
LAURUS   m   Late Roman
Original masculine form of LAURA.
LAURYNAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVERN   m & f   English
Variant of LAVERNE.
LAVERNE   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from a French place name, ultimately derived from the Gaulish word vern meaning "alder". It is sometimes associated with the Roman goddess Laverna or the Latin word vernus "of spring".
LAVI   m   Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
LAVRENTI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTIY.
LAVRENTIOS   m   Greek
Greek form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVRENTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVRENTY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of LAVRENTIY.
LAW   m   Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LAWRENCE   m   English
Variant of LAURENCE (1). This spelling of the name is now more common than Laurence in the English-speaking world, probably because Lawrence is the usual spelling of the surname. The surname was borne by the author and poet D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), as well as the revolutionary T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935), who was known as Lawrence of Arabia.
LAWRIE   m   English
Diminutive of LAWRENCE.
LAWSON   m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of LAURENCE (1)".
LAXMAN   m   Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Telugu
Variant transcription of LAKSHMAN.
LAXMI   f & m   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
LAYNE   m   English
Variant of LANE.
LAYTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from a place name meaning "settlement with a leek garden" in Old English.
LAZ   m   English
Diminutive of LARRY.
LÁZÁR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LAZARUS.
LAZAR   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LAZARUS.
LAZARE   m   French
French form of LAZARUS.
LÁZARO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LAZARUS.
LAZAROS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of LAZARUS.
LAZARUS   m   Biblical, Biblical Latin
Latinized form of Λαζαρος (Lazaros), a Greek form of ELEAZAR used in the New Testament. Lazarus was a man from Bethany, the brother of Mary and Martha, who was restored to life by Jesus.
LAZER   m   Yiddish
Yiddish form of ELIEZER.
LAZZARO   m   Italian
Italian form of LAZARUS.
LEACHLAINN   m   Irish
Short form of MAELEACHLAINN.
LEANDER   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λεανδρος (Leandros), derived from λεων (leon) meaning "lion" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek legend Leander was the lover of Hero. Every night he swam across the Hellespont to meet her, but on one occasion he was drowned when a storm arose. When Hero saw his dead body she threw herself into the waters and perished.
LÉANDRE   m   French
French form of LEANDER.
LEANDRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
LEANDROS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of LEANDER.
LEARY   m   Irish
Anglicized form of LAOGHAIRE.
LEBERECHT   m   German (Rare)
Means "live rightly" from German lebe "live" and recht "right". This name was created in the 17th century.
LEBRON   m   African American (Rare)
Meaning unknown, probably an invented name. This is the name of basketball player LeBron James (1984-).
LECH   m   Polish, Slavic Mythology
From the name of the Slavic tribe the Lendians, called the Lędzianie in Polish. According to Slavic legend this was the name of the founder of the Polish people. A famous bearer was the Polish president Lech Wałęsa (1943-).
LECHOSŁAW   m   Polish
Derived from the Polish name LECH combined with the Slavic element slava meaning "glory".
LEE   m & f   English
From a surname which was derived from Old English leah meaning "clearing". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In his honour, it has been commonly used as a given name in the American South.
LEEVI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LEVI.
LEFTERIS   m   Greek
Short form of ELEFTHERIOS.
LEGOLAS   m   Literature
Means "green leaves" in Sindarin, from laeg "green" combined with go-lass "collection of leaves". In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Legolas is the son of the elf lord Thranduil and a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.
LEHI   m   Biblical, Mormon
From an Old Testament place name meaning "jawbone" in Hebrew. It is also used in the Book of Mormon as the name of a prophet.
LEHUA   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "ohia flower" in Hawaiian.
LEI (1)   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "flowers, lei, child" in Hawaiian.
LEI (2)   m & f   Chinese
From Chinese (lěi) meaning "pile of stones" (which is typically masculine) or (lěi) meaning "bud" (typically feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
LEIF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Leifr meaning "descendant, heir". Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who reached North America in the early 11th century. He was the son of Erik the Red.
LEIFR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of LEIF.
LEIFUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LEIF.
LEIGH   f & m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LEE.
LEIGHTON   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LAYTON.
LEILANI   f & m   Hawaiian
Means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
LEITH   m & f   English (Rare)
From a surname, originally from the name of a Scottish town (now a district of Edinburgh), which is derived from Gaelic lìte "wet, damp". It is also the name of the river that flows though Edinburgh.
LEIV   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of LEIF.
LEKAN   m   Western African, Yoruba
Short form of OLAMILEKAN.
LELAND   m   English
From a surname, originally from an English place name, which meant "fallow land" in Old English. A famous bearer was the politician, businessman and Stanford University founder Leland Stanford (1824-1893).
LELIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Laelius (see LAELIA).
LELLE   m   Swedish
Diminutive of LENNART.
LEMMINKÄINEN   m   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly related to Finnish lempi "love". In the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' this is the name of an arrogant hero. After he was killed his mother fetched his body from the River of Death and restored him to life. He is sometimes identified with the god Ahti.
LEMOINE   m   English (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "the monk" in French.
LEMUEL   m   Biblical, Mormon, Biblical Hebrew
Means "belonging to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of a king briefly mentioned in Proverbs in the Old Testament. In the Book of Mormon it is the name of a son of Lehi and Sariah. It is also borne by the hero of Jonathan Swift's novel 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726).
LEN   m   English
Short form of LEONARD.
LENARD   m   English
Variant of LEONARD.
LENART   m   Slovene
Slovene form of LEONARD.
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.
LENOX   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LENNOX.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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