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LINDEN   m   English
From a German surname which was derived from linde meaning "lime tree".
LINDON   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LYNDON.
LINDSAY   f & m   English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which was originally derived from the name of the region Lindsey, which means "LINCOLN island" in Old English. As a given name it was typically masculine until the 1960s (in Britain) and 1970s (in America) when it became popular for girls, probably due to its similarity to Linda and because of American actress Lindsay Wagner (1949-).
LINDSEY   f & m   English, Scottish
Variant of LINDSAY.
LINDY   m & f   English
Originally this was a masculine name, coming into use in America in 1927 when the dance called the Lindy Hop became popular. The dance was probably named for aviator Charles Lindbergh. Later this name was used as a diminutive of LINDA.
LINFORD   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was originally taken from place names meaning either "flax ford" or "lime tree ford" in Old English.
LING   f & m   Chinese
From Chinese (líng) meaning "spirit, soul", (líng) meaning "bell, chime", or other Chinese characters which are pronounced similarly.
LINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
LINOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LINUS.
LINTON   m   English
From a surname which was originally from place names meaning either "flax town" or "lime tree town" in Old English.
LINUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized), German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Greek name Λινος (Linos) meaning "flax". In Greek legend he was the son of the god Apollo, who accidentally killed him in a contest. Another son of Apollo by this name was the music teacher of Herakles. The name was also borne by the second pope, serving after Saint Peter in the 1st century. In modern times it was the name of a character in Charles Schulz's comic strip 'Peanuts'.
LINWOOD   m   English
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "stream forest" in Old English.
LIONEL   m   French, English
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
LIOR   m & f   Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
LIR   m   Irish Mythology
Irish cognate of LLYR. Lir was the Irish god of the sea, the father of Manannan mac Lir.
LIRON   m & f   Hebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
LISANDRO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LYSANDER.
LIUDVIKAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LUDWIG.
LIUPOLD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
LIVIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin masculine form of LIVIANA.
LIVIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LIVIUS.
LIVIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of LIVIUS.
LIVIUS   m   Ancient 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.
LIVY   m   History
Form of LIVIUS used to refer to the Roman historian Titus Livius.
LJUBAN   m   Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBE   m   Macedonian
Diminutive of LJUBOMIR.
LJUBEN   m   Macedonian
Macedonian form of LYUBEN.
LJUBO   m   Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of LJUBOMIR.
LJUBOMIR   m   Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LUBOMÍR.
LJUDMIL   m   Macedonian
Macedonian masculine form of LUDMILA.
LJUPCHO   m   Macedonian
Diminutive of LJUBOMIR.
LLEU   m   Welsh 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.
LLEW   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Variant of LLEU. It can also be a short form of LLEWELYN. It coincides with the Welsh word llew meaning "lion".
LLEWELLYN   m   Welsh
Variant of LLEWELYN.
LLEWELYN   m   Welsh
Variant of LLYWELYN influenced by the Welsh word llew "lion".
LLORENÇ   m   Catalan
Catalan form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LLOYD   m   English
From a surname which was derived from Welsh llwyd meaning "grey". The composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-) is a famous bearer of this name.
LLUC   m   Catalan
Catalan form of LUKE.
LLUÍS   m   Catalan
Catalan form of LOUIS.
LLYR   m   Welsh 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.
LLYWELLYN   m   Welsh
Variant of LLYWELYN.
LLYWELYN   m   Welsh
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.
LOAN   m   French
Variant of ELOUAN.
LOANN   m   French
Variant of ELOUAN.
LOCHAN   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "the eye" in Sanskrit.
LOCHLAINN   m   Irish
Irish form of LACHLAN.
LOCHLANN   m   Irish
Irish form of LACHLAN.
LOCKIE   m   Scottish
Diminutive of LACHLAN.
LODEWIJK   m   Dutch
Dutch form of LUDWIG.
LODOVICO   m   Italian
Italian form of LUDWIG.
LÓEGAIRE   m   Irish 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.
LOGAN   m & f   Scottish, English
From a surname which was originally derived from a Scottish place name meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.
LOÏC   m   French, Breton
Breton form of LOUIS.
LOÍS   m   Occitan
Occitan form of LOUIS.
LOIS (2)   m   Galician
Galician form of LOUIS.
LOJZE   m   Slovene
Short form of ALOJZ.
LOKE   m   Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of LOKI.
LOKI   m   Norse 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.
LOMÁN   m   Irish
Variant of LOMMÁN.
LOMMÁN   m   Irish
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.
LON   m   English
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.
LONÁN   m   Irish
Means "little blackbird", derived from Irish Gaelic lon "blackbird" combined with a diminutive suffix.
LONDON   f & m   English (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).
LONGIN   m   Polish
Polish form of LONGINUS.
LONGINUS   m   Ancient 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.
LONNIE   m   English
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
LONNY   m   English
Short form of ALONZO and other names containing the same sound.
LOPE   m   Spanish
Spanish form of Lupus (see LOUP).
LOR   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LORÁND   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
LÓRÁNT   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
LORCÁN   m   Irish
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.
LORCCÁN   m   Irish
Variant of LORCÁN.
LOREN   m & f   English
Either a short form of LAURENCE (1) (masculine) or a variant of LAUREN (feminine).
LORENCIO   m   Medieval Spanish
Archaic Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LAURENCE (1).
LORENZ   m   German
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENZO   m   Italian, 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.
LORETO   f & m   Italian, 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.
LORIN   m   English
Variant of LOREN.
LŐRINC   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORIS   m   Italian
Diminutive of LORENZO.
LORN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LORNE.
LORNE   m   English
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).
LORRIN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LOREN.
LOT (1)   m   Biblical, 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)   m   Arthurian 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.
LOTARIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LOTHAR.
LOTHAIR   m   History
English form of LOTHAR.
LOTHAIRE   m   French
French form of LOTHAR.
LOTHAR   m   German, 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.
LOU   f & m   English, French
Short form of LOUISE or LOUIS. Famous bearers include the baseball player Lou Gehrig (1903-1941) and the musician Lou Reed (1942-2013).
LOUIE   m   English
Diminutive of LOUIS.
LOUIS   m   French, 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]
LOUKAS   m   Biblical Greek
Original Greek form of LUKE.
LOUKIANOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LUCIANUS.
LOUP   m   French
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.
LOURENÇO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOURENS   m   Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVE (1)   m   Swedish
Swedish form of LOUIS.
LOVEL   m   English (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of LOWELL.
LOVELL   m   English
From a surname which was a variant of LOWELL.
LOVRE   m   Croatian
Short form of LOVRENCO.
LOVRENC   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRENCO   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LOVRO   m   Slovene, Croatian
Short form of LOVRENC.
LOWELL   m   English
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).
LOWIE   m   Dutch
Diminutive of LODEWIJK.
LOYD   m   English
Variant of LLOYD.
  m   Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of LUGH.
LUBBERT   m   Frisian
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and beraht "bright".
LUBEN   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUBEN.
LUBOMIERZ   m   Polish (Rare)
Polish form of LUBOMÍR.
ĽUBOMÍR   m   Slovak
Slovak form of LUBOMÍR.
LUBOMÍR   m   Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements lyuby "love" and miru "peace, world".
LUBOMIR   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUBOMIR.
ĽUBOŠ   m   Slovak
Slovak form of LUBOŠ.
LUBOŠ   m   Czech
Short form of LUBOMÍR and other names beginning with the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LUC   m   French
French form of LUKE.
LUCA (1)   m   Italian, Romanian, German
Italian and Romanian form of LUKE. This name was borne by Luca della Robbia, a Renaissance sculptor from Florence.
LUCAN   m   History
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.
LUCANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Latin form of LUCAN.
LÚCÁS   m   Irish
Irish form of LUCAS.
LUCAS   m   English, Dutch, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Biblical Latin
Latin form of Loukas (see LUKE).
LUCHO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of LUIS.
LUCIAN   m   Romanian, English
Romanian and English form of LUCIANUS. Lucian is the usual name of Lucianus of Samosata in English.
LUCIANO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIANUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was derived from the Roman praenomen LUCIUS. Lucianus (or Λουκιανος in his native Greek) of Samosata was a 2nd-century satirist and author. This name was also borne by a 4th-century saint and martyr from Antioch.
LUCIEN   m   French
French form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIFER   m   Judeo-Christian Legend
Means "bringing light", derived from Latin lux "light" and ferre "to bring". In Latin this name originally referred to the morning star, Venus, but later became associated with the chief angel who rebelled against God's rule in heaven (see Isaiah 14:12). In later literature, such as the 'Divine Comedy' (1321) by Dante and 'Paradise Lost' (1667) by John Milton, Lucifer became associated with Satan himself.
LUCIJAN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of LUCIAN.
LUCILIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman family name which was a derivative of the given name LUCIUS. This was the family name of the 2nd-century BC Roman satirist Gaius Lucilius.
LÚCIO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIUS.
LUCIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of LUCIUS.
LUCIUS   m   Ancient Roman, Biblical, English
Roman praenomen, or given name, which was derived from Latin lux "light". This was the most popular of the praenomina. Two Etruscan kings of early Rome had this name as well as several prominent later Romans, including Lucius Annaeus Seneca (known simply as Seneca), a statesman, philosopher, orator and tragedian. The name is mentioned briefly in the New Testament belonging to a Christian in Antioch. It was also borne by three popes, including the 3rd-century Saint Lucius. Despite this, the name was not regularly used in the Christian world until after the Renaissance.
ŁUCJAN   m   Polish
Variant of LUCJAN.
LUCJAN   m   Polish
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
LUĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUCJUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of LUCIUS.
LUCKY   m & f   English, Indian, Hindi
From a nickname given to a lucky person. It is also sometimes used as a diminutive of LUKE.
LUCRÈCE   f & m   French
French form of both LUCRETIA and its masculine form Lucretius.
LUCRETIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LUCRETIA. This name was borne by 1st-century BC Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus.
LUDDE   m   Swedish
Swedish diminutive of LUDVIG.
LUDĚK   m   Czech
Diminutive of LUDVÍK and other names beginning with Lud.
LUDGER   m   German, Dutch
From the Germanic name Leudagar which was derived from the elements leud "people" and ger "spear". Saint Ludger was an 8th-century Frisian Benedictine bishop who founded a monastery at Munster.
LUDIS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
LUDO   m   Dutch
Short form of LUDOVICUS or LUDOLF.
LUDOLF   m   German, Dutch, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Hludwolf which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wolf "wolf".
LUDOVIC   m   French
Medieval Latinized form of LUDWIG. This was the name of an 1833 opera by the French composer Fromental Halévy.
LUDOVICO   m   Italian
Latinate form of LUDWIG.
LUDOVICUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Chlodovech (see LUDWIG).
LUDOVIKO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto form of LUDWIG. This is the Esperanto name of the philologist Ludwig Zamenhof (1859-1917), the creator of the Esperanto language.
LUDVIG   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LUDWIG.
LUDVIGS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of LUDWIG.
LUDVÍK   m   Czech
Czech form of LUDWIG.
LUDVIK   m   Slovene
Slovene form of LUDWIG.
LUDWIG   m   German
From the Germanic name Chlodovech, which was composed of the elements hlud "famous" and wig "war, battle". This was the name of three Merovingian kings of the Franks (though their names are usually spelled in the Latinized form Clovis) as well as several Carolingian kings and Holy Roman Emperors (names often spelled in the French form Louis). Other famous bearers include the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) and the Austrian philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), who contributed to logic and the philosophy of language.
LUDWIK   m   Polish
Polish form of LUDWIG.
LUG   m   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of LUGH.
LUGAID   m   Irish Mythology
Old Irish form of LUGHAIDH.
LUGH   m   Irish Mythology
Probably an Irish form of LUGUS. In Irish mythology Lugh was a divine hero who led the Tuatha De Danann against the Fomorians who were led by his grandfather Balor. Lugh killed Balor by shooting a stone into his giant eye.
LUGHAIDH   m   Irish, Irish Mythology
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH. This was the name of several characters in Irish legend, including the king Lughaidh mac Con.
LUGOS   m   Celtic Mythology
Variant of LUGUS.
LUGUBELENUS   m   Ancient Celtic
Older form (possibly) of LLYWELYN.
LUGUS   m   Celtic Mythology
Probably from early Celtic meaning "light", ultimately from the Indo-European root *leuk "light, brightness". This was the name of a Celtic (Gaulish) god of commerce and craftsmanship, who was equated by the Romans with Mercury. He probably forms the basis for the characters and names of Lugh (Irish) and Lleu (Welsh).
LUIGI   m   Italian
Italian form of LOUIS.
LUIGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of LUIGI.
LUÍS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUIS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LOUIS.
LUISINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of LUÍS or LUIZ.
LUITGER   m   German (Archaic)
Variant of LUDGER.
LUITPOLD   m   German
German variant of LEOPOLD.
LUIZ   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUKÁCS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LUKE.
LUKÁŠ   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of LUKE.
LUKAS   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Lithuanian
German, Scandinavian and Lithuanian form of LUKE.
ŁUKASZ   m   Polish
Polish form of LUKE.
LUKE   m   English, Biblical
English form of the Greek name Λουκας (Loukas) which meant "from Lucania", Lucania being a region in southern Italy (of uncertain meaning). Luke was a doctor who travelled in the company of the apostle Paul. According to tradition, he was the author of the third gospel and Acts in the New Testament. He was probably of Greek ethnicity. He is considered a saint by many Christian denominations.... [more]
LUKEN   m   Basque
Basque form of LUCIANUS.
LUPUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
LÜTFİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTFI   m   Arabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
LÜTFÜ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTHER   m   English
From a German surname, itself from the Germanic given name LEUTHAR. The surname was borne by Martin Luther, a 16th-century monk and theologian, who started the Protestant Reformation by nailing his famous 95 theses to a church door. It has since been used as a given name in his honour, especially among Protestants. A notable bearer from the modern era was the American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929-1968).
LÚÐVÍK   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LUDWIG.
LUTZ   m   German
German diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUUK   m   Dutch
Dutch form of LUKE.
LUUKAS   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LUKE.
LUX   f & m   Various
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
LYALL   m   English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Liulfr (which was derived in part from úlfr "wolf").
LYCURGUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκουργος (Lykourgos), derived from λυκος (lykos) "wolf" (genitive λυκου) and εργον (ergon) "work, deed". In Greek legend this was the name of a king who was driven mad by the gods because of his impiety. This was also the name of a Spartan legislator of the 9th century BC.
LYCUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυκος (Lykos) meaning "wolf". This name was borne by several characters in Greek mythology including a legendary ruler of Thebes.
LYKOS   m   Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYCUS.
LYLE   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYNDON   m   English
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "lime tree hill" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
LYNN   f & m   English
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.
LYNTON   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LINTON.
LYNWOOD   m   English
Variant of LINWOOD.
LYOSHA   m   Russian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
LYOV   m   Russian
Variant of LEV (1).
LYSANDER   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσανδρος (Lysandros), derived from Greek λυσις (lysis) meaning "a release" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man" (genitive ανδρος). This was the name of a notable 5th-century BC Spartan general and naval commander.
LYSANDROS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYSANDER.
LYSIMACHOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LYSIMACHUS.
LYSIMACHUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Λυσιμαχος (Lysimachos), derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" and μαχη (mache) "battle". This was the name of one of the generals under Alexander the Great. After Alexander's death Lysimachus took control of Thrace.
LYUBEN   m   Bulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUBOMIR   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian form of LUBOMÍR.
LYUDMIL   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
MAALIK   m   Arabic
Means "owner, possessor, master" in Arabic.
MAAN   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of HERMAN.
MAARTEN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of MARTIN.
MAAS   m   Dutch
Dutch short form of THOMAS.
MAAYAN   f & m   Hebrew
Means "spring of water" in Hebrew.
MABON   m   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Derived from Welsh mab meaning "son". This was the name of an old Celtic god.
MACARIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of the Latin name Macarius, derived from the Greek name Μακαριος (Makarios), which was in turn derived from Greek μακαρ (makar) meaning "blessed, happy". This was the name of several early saints.
MAC BEATHA   m   Medieval Scottish
Gaelic form of MACBETH.
MACBETH   m   History
Anglicized form of the Gaelic given name Mac Beatha meaning "son of life", implying holiness. This was the name of an 11th-century Scottish king. Shakespeare based his play 'Macbeth' loosely on this king's life.
MACHLAH   f & m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLAH.
MACHLI   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of MAHLI.
MACIEJ   m   Polish
Polish form of MATTHIAS.
MACK (1)   m   English
From a surname which was originally a shortened form of various Gaelic surnames beginning with Mac or Mc (from Gaelic mac meaning "son"). It is also used as a generic slang term for a man.
MACK (2)   m   Medieval English
Medieval short form of MAGNUS, brought to Britain by Scandinavian settlers.
MACKENZIE   f & m   English
From the Gaelic surname Mac Coinnich, which means "son of COINNEACH". A famous bearer of the surname was William Lyon MacKenzie (1795-1861), a Canadian journalist and political rebel. As a feminine given name, it was popularized by the American actress Mackenzie Phillips (1959-).
MACSEN   m   Welsh
Welsh form of MAXIMUS. Magnus Maximus (known as Macsen in Welsh) was a 4th-century co-ruler of the Western Roman Empire. In Wales he was regarded as the founder of several royal lineages. He appears in the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth.
MADAI   m   Biblical
Means "Medes" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Japheth. He was the ancestor of the Medes, an ancient people related to the Persians.
MADALITSO   m & f   Southern African, Chewa
Means "blessings" in Chewa.
MADDOX   m   English (Modern)
From a Welsh surname meaning "son of MADOC". It was brought to public attention when the actress Angelina Jolie gave this name to her adopted son in 2002.
MADE   m & f   Indonesian, Balinese
From Sanskrit मध्य (madhya) meaning "middle". This name is traditionally given to the family's second-born child.
MADHAV   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Nepali
Modern form of MADHAVA.
MADHAVA   m   Sanskrit, Hinduism
Means "vernal, of the springtime" in Sanskrit. This is an epithet of several Hindu gods. It was also the name of a 14th-century Hindu scholar.
MADHU   f & m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu
From Sanskrit मधु (madhu) meaning "sweet, honey". This is another name of Chaitra, the first month of the Hindu year (which occurs in March and April).
MADHUKAR   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "bee, honey-maker" in Sanskrit.
MADHUR   m & f   Indian, Hindi
Means "sweet" in Sanskrit.
MADISON   f & m   English
From an English surname meaning "son of MAUD". It was not commonly used as a feminine name until after the movie 'Splash' (1984), in which the main character adopted it as her name after seeing a street sign for Madison Avenue in New York City. A famous bearer of the surname was James Madison (1751-1836), one of the authors of the American constitution who later served as president.
MADOC   m   Welsh
Possibly derived from Welsh mad "fortunate" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MADOG   m   Welsh
Variant of MADOC.
MADS   m   Danish
Danish short form of MATHIAS.
MÁEDÓC   m   Ancient Irish
Meaning unknown. Saint Máedóc (also known as Áedán) of Ferns was a 7th-century Irish bishop.
MAËL   m   French, Breton
French form of Breton Mael, which was derived from a Celtic word meaning "chief" or "prince". Saint Mael was a 5th-century Breton hermit who lived in Wales.
MAEL   m   Breton
Breton form of MAËL.
MÁEL COLUIM   m   Scottish
Gaelic form of MALCOLM.
MÁEL MÁEDÓC   m   Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint MÁEDÓC" in Irish. Saint Máel Máedóc (also known as Malachy) was a 12th-century archbishop of Armagh.
MÁEL SECHNAILL   m   Ancient Irish
Means "disciple of Saint SEACHNALL" in Irish. This was the name of two Irish high kings: Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid who ruled all of Ireland in the 9th century; and Máel Sechnaill mac Domnaill (called Malachy) who defeated the Norse of Dublin in the 10th century.
MÁGHNUS   m   Irish
Irish form of MAGNUS.
MAGNE   m   Norwegian
Modern form of MAGNI as well as a variant of MAGNUS.
MAGNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Old Norse element magn meaning "mighty, strong". In Norse mythology this name is borne by a son of Thor and the giant Járnsaxa.
MAGNUS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Late Roman
Late Latin name meaning "great". It was borne by a 7th-century saint who was a missionary in Germany. It became popular in Scandinavia after the time of the 11th-century Norwegian king Magnus I, who was said to have been named after Charlemagne, or Carolus Magnus in Latin (however there was also a Norse name Magni). The name was borne by six subsequent kings of Norway as well as three kings of Sweden. It was imported to Scotland and Ireland during the Middle Ages.
MAGOMED   m   Dagestani, Chechen, Ingush
Dagestani, Chechen and Ingush form of MUHAMMAD.
MAGOMET   m   Dagestani, Chechen, Ingush
Dagestani, Chechen and Ingush form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHALAH   m   Biblical
Variant of MAHLAH used in the King James Version of the Old Testament.
MAHALI   m   Biblical
Variant of MAHLI.
MAHAMMAD   m   Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHATMA   m   History
From the Indian title महात्मा (Mahatma) meaning "great soul", derived from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and आत्मन् (atman) meaning "soul, spirit, life". This title was given to, among others, Mohandas Karamchand, also known as Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948).
MAHAVIR   m   Indian, Hindi
Modern form of MAHAVIRA.
MAHAVIRA   m   Sanskrit
Means "great hero" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and वीर (vira) meaning "hero, man". This was the name of the 6th-century BC founder of Jainism.
MAHDI   m   Arabic, Persian
Means "guided one" in Arabic.
MAHENDRA   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Sanskrit
From Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" combined with the name of the Hindu god INDRA. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka. He is credited with introducing Buddhism to Sri Lanka.
MAHESHA   m   Hinduism
Means "great lord" from Sanskrit महा (maha) meaning "great" and ईश (isha) meaning "lord, ruler". This is another name of the Hindu god Shiva.
MAHFUZ   m   Arabic
Means "safeguarded" in Arabic.
MAHINDER   m   Indian (Sikh)
Variant of MAHENDRA used by Sikhs.
MAHİR   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHIR.
MAHIR   m   Arabic
Means "skilled" in Arabic.
MAHLAH   f & m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלָה (Machlah), possibly from חָלָה (chalah) meaning "weak" or "sick". This name is used in the Old Testament as both a feminine and masculine name. In some versions of the Bible the masculine name is spelled Mahalah.
MAHLI   m   Biblical
From the Hebrew name מַחְלִי (Machliy), possibly meaning "weak" or "sick". This was the name of two characters mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
MAHMOOD   m   Arabic
Variant transcription of MAHMUD.
MAHMOUD   m   Arabic, Persian
Variant transcription of MAHMUD.
MAHMUD   m   Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Indonesian, Malay
Means "praiseworthy" in Arabic, from the same root as Muhammad. This was the name of the first Muslim ruler of India (11th century). It was also borne by two Ottoman sultans.
MAHMUT   m   Turkish
Turkish form of MAHMUD.
MAHOMET   m   Arabic (Anglicized)
Archaic transcription of MUHAMMAD, based on the usual Latin spelling Mahometus.
MAHOMETUS   m   Arabic (Latinized)
Latinized form of MUHAMMAD.
MAHON   m   Irish
Anglicized form of MATHGHAMHAIN.
MAHZUN   m   Turkish
Means "sad" in Turkish.
MAIKEL   m   Dutch
Dutch variant form of MICHAEL.
MAINCHÍN   m   Irish
Means "little monk", derived from Irish manach "monk" combined with a diminutive suffix.
MAINIO   m   Finnish
Means "excellent" in Finnish.
MÁIRTÍN   m   Irish
Irish form of MARTIN.
MAITIÚ   m   Irish
Irish form of MATTHEW.
MAITLAND   m   English (Rare)
From an English surname which was from a Norman French place name possibly meaning "inhospitable".
MAJ   m   Slovene
Either a masculine form of MAJA (1), or else from the Slovene name for the month of May.
MAJID   m   Arabic
Means "glorious" in Arabic.
MAJOR   m   English
From a surname which was originally derived from the given name Mauger, an Old French form of the Germanic name Malger meaning "council spear". The name can also be given in reference to the English word major.
MAKAIO   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of MATTHEW.
MAKANA   m & f   Hawaiian
Means "gift" in Hawaiian.
MAKAR   m   Russian
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKARA   m & f   Khmer
Means "January" in Khmer.
MAKARI   m   Russian (Archaic)
Variant transcription of MAKARIY.
MAKARIOS   m   Late Greek
Original Greek form of MACARIO.
MAKARIY   m   Russian (Archaic)
Russian form of Makarios (see MACARIO).
MAKENA   f & m   Eastern African, Kikuyu
Means "happy one" in Kikuyu.
MAKHMUD   m   Uzbek, Kazakh, Chechen
Uzbek, Kazakh and Chechen form of MAHMUD.
MAKOTO   m & f   Japanese
From Japanese (makoto) meaning "sincerity", as well as other kanji or kanji combinations.
MAKRAM   m   Arabic
Means "generous" or "noble" in Arabic.
MAKS   m   Russian
Short form of MAKSIM.
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