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HEMMINGmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
Perhaps derived from Old Norse hamr "shape", and possibly originally a nickname for a person believed to be a shape changer.
HENDRIKmDutch, German, Estonian
Dutch and Estonian cognate of HENRY.
HENGISTmAncient Germanic
Of Germanic origin, meaning "stallion". Hengist and his brother Horsa were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers in Britain. Hengist established a kingdom in Kent in the 5th century.
Slovak form of HENRY.
HERBERTmEnglish, German, Dutch, French, Swedish
Derived from the Germanic elements hari "army" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, where it replaced an Old English cognate Herebeorht. In the course of the Middle Ages it became rare, but it was revived in the 19th century.
French form of HERCULES.
Modern Scandinavian form of HERLEIFR.
German form of HERMAN.
HERODESmBiblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Latin form of HEROD, as well as the usual biblical Greek transcription of ‘Ηρωιδης: after the Classical period, the ι in the sequence ωι (often written as a subscript) was not pronounced.
HERSHELmAmerican, Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH. As a non-Jewish American name (somewhat common around the end of the 19th century), it was likely inspired by the German surname HERSCHEL, borne for instance by the British-German astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822).
HIDAYATmArabic, Indonesian
Means "guidance" in Arabic.
From Japanese (hide) meaning "excellent, fine" and (aki) meaning "bright", as well as other combinations of kanji.
French form of HILARIUS.
HILDREDf & mEnglish
Possibly from the Old English masculine name Hildræd, which was composed of the elements hild "battle" and ræd "counsel". This name was revived in the late 19th century, probably because of its similarity to the popular names Hilda and Mildred.
HINNERKmLow German
Low German form of HEINRICH.
HINRICHmLow German
Low German form of HEINRICH.
Polish form of HIPPOLYTOS.
From Japanese (hiroshi) meaning "tolerant, generous", (hiroshi) meaning "prosperous", or other kanji and kanji combinations which are read the same way.
Yiddish diminutive of HIRSH.
Alternate form of the Hebrew name Chizqiyahu (see HEZEKIAH).
HJALMARmSwedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Hjálmarr meaning "helmeted warrior" from the element hjalmr "helmet" combined with arr "warrior".
Means "deer" in Icelandic.
Limburgish form of HUBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Hubert.
HOMEROSmAncient Greek
Original Greek form of HOMER.
Portuguese form of HORATIUS.
Spanish form of HORATIUS.
Variant of HORATIUS. It was borne by the British admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), famous for his defeat of Napoleon's forces in the Battle of Trafalgar, in which he was himself killed. Since his time the name has been occasionally used in his honour.
Romanian form of HORATIUS.
HORYMÍRmCzech (Rare)
Possibly from the Slavic elements gora meaning "mountain" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Persian form of HUSAYN.
Variant transcription of HUSAM.
HRODGERmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ROGER.
HRODULFmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of RUDOLF.
HUGHARDmAncient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements hug "heart, mind" and hard "brave, hardy".
HUMBERTmFrench, German (Rare), English (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Means "bright warrior", derived from the Germanic elements hun "warrior, bear cub" and beraht "bright". The Normans introduced this name to England, though it has always been uncommon there. It was borne by two kings of Italy (called Umberto in Italian), who ruled in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Turkish form of HUSAYN.
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
Variant transcription of HUSAYN.
HYEON-JUf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (hyeon) meaning "virtuous, worthy, able" and (ju) meaning "jewel, pearl". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
HYGINUSmAncient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ‘Υγινος (Hyginos), a Greek name derived from ‘υγιεινος (hygieinos) meaning "healthy". This was the name of the ninth pope.
HYPATOSmAncient Greek
Masculine form of HYPATIA.
HYUN-JOOf & mKorean
Variant transcription of HYEON-JU.
Variant transcription of HYEON-U.
IACCHUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Ιακχος (Iakchos), derived from ιαχω (iacho) meaning "to shout". This was the solemn name of the Greek god Dionysos as used in the Eleusinian mysteries.
IACOMUSmLate Roman
Late Latin form of JACOB.
IAHMESUmAncient Egyptian
Reconstructed Egyptian form of AHMOSE.
IAKOBOSmBiblical Greek
Form of JACOB used in the Greek Bible.
Modern Greek form of JACOB (or JAMES).
IAPETOSmGreek Mythology
Derived from Greek ιαπτω (iapto) "to wound, to pierce". In Greek mythology this was the name of a Titan, the father of Atlas, Prometheus and Epimetheus.
IAPETUSmGreek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of IAPETOS. This is the name of one of Saturn's moons.
IAPHETHmBiblical Greek
Form of JAPHETH used in the Greek Old Testament.
IBRAGIMmChechen, Ossetian
Chechen and Ossetian form of ABRAHAM.
İBRAHİMmTurkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ABRAHAM.
IBRAHIMmArabic, Malay, Indonesian, Bosnian
Arabic, Malay and Indonesian form of ABRAHAM.
Means "no glory" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is the grandson of Eli and the son of Phinehas. This name was also used by Washington Irving for Ichabod Crane, the main character in his short story 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' (1820).
From Japanese (ichi) meaning "one" and (rou) meaning "son". This was traditionally a name given to the first son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
IEPTHAEmBiblical Latin
Form of JEPHTHAH used in the Latin Old Testament.
Slovene form of IGNATIUS.
Spanish form of IGNATIUS.
Russian form of IGNATIUS.
Italian form of IGNATIUS.
Finnish form of ISAAC.
ILARIONmBulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of HILARION.
From Sino-Korean (il) meaning "sun, day" and (seong) meaning "completed, finished, succeeded". Other hanja character combinations are possible. A notable bearer was Kim Il-sung (1912-1994), the first leader of North Korea.
IMHOTEPmAncient Egyptian
Means "he comes in peace" in Egyptian. This was the name of the architect, priest, physician and chief minister to the pharaoh Djoser. Imhotep apparently designed the step pyramid at Saqqara, near Memphis.
IMTIYAZmArabic, Urdu
Means "distinction" in Arabic.
INDIANAf & mEnglish
From the name of the American state, which means "land of the Indians". This is the name of the hero in the 'Indiana Jones' series of movies, starring Harrison Ford.
From the Old Norse name Ingimárr, derived from the name of the Germanic god ING combined with mærr "famous".
IOAKEIMmJudeo-Christian Legend
Greek form of JOACHIM, found in the apocryphal Gospel of James.
IOANNESmBiblical Greek
Biblical Greek form of Yochanan (see JOHN).
Modern Greek transcription of Ioannes (see JOHN).
IODOCUSmAncient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
Irish form of JONATHAN.
Russian form of HIPPOLYTOS.
Modern Greek form of HERAKLES.
Russian form of Herakleios (see HERACLIUS).
ISAGANImFilipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a character in the novel 'El Filibusterismo' (1891) by José Rizal.
ISAURUSmLate Roman
Masculine form of ISAURA. This was the name of an early saint who was martyred in Macedon.
ISBRANDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of IJSBRAND.
From the Hebrew name יִשְׁמָעֵאל (Yishma'el) meaning "God will hear", from the roots שָׁמַע (shama') meaning "to hear" and אֵל (el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament this is the name of a son of Abraham. He is the traditional ancestor of the Arab people. Also in the Old Testament, it is borne by a man who assassinates Gedaliah the governor of Judah. The author Herman Melville later used this name for the narrator in his novel 'Moby-Dick' (1851).
ISIDOREmEnglish, French, Georgian, Jewish
From the Greek name Ισιδωρος (Isidoros) which meant "gift of Isis", derived from the name of the Egyptian goddess ISIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". Saint Isidore of Seville was a 6th-century archbishop, historian and theologian.... [more]
ISIDOROmSpanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of ISIDORE.
ISMAHELmBiblical Latin
Form of ISHMAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
ISRAFILmJudeo-Christian Legend
Meaning unknown. In Islamic tradition this is the name of the angel who will blow the trumpet that signals the coming of Judgement Day. He is sometimes equated with the angels Raphael or Uriel from Judeo-Christian tradition.
ISRAHELmBiblical Latin
Form of ISRAEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
ITHAMARmBiblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
From the Hebrew name אִיתָמָר ('Itamar) meaning "date palm island". This is the name of a son of Aaron in the Old Testament.
IUDOCUSmAncient Celtic (Latinized)
Latinized form of Judoc (see JOYCE).
IZANAGImFar Eastern Mythology
Means "male who invites" in Japanese. In Japanese mythology the god Izanagi was the husband of Izanami. When she died he unsuccessfully journeyed to the underworld to retrieve her. In the purifying rites that followed his return the gods of the sun, moon and wind were created.
JACENTYmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of HYACINTHUS. Saint Jacenty was a 13th-century Dominican monk from Krakow who was said to have taken missionary journeys throughout northern Europe and Asia.
JACINTOmSpanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of HYACINTHUS.
From an English surname meaning "son of JACK". A famous bearer of the surname was American president Andrew Jackson (1767-1845).
JACOBUSmDutch, Late Roman
Latin form of JACOB, also used in Dutch.
French form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Means "God waits" in Hebrew. This name is mentioned briefly in the Old Testament.
Means "God will divide" in Hebrew. This is the son of Naphtali in the Old Testament.
Finnish form of HJALMAR.
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
From an English surname meaning "son of JAMES".
JAMSHEDmPersian, Tajik, Persian Mythology
Variant transcription of JAMSHID, as well as the regular Tajik form.
JAMSHIDmPersian, Persian Mythology
Modern Persian form of Avestan Yima Kshaeta, which meant "shining JAM". This was the name of a mythological king of Persia. He is known as either Jamshid or Jam, where Jamshid is a combination of his original name and an honourific.
JAMYANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "gentle song" in Tibetan, from འཇམ ('jam) meaning "gentle, soft" and དབྱངས (dbyangs) meaning "song, voice".
Danish diminutive of JAN (1).
From the Hebrew name יֶפֶת (Yefet) meaning "enlarged". In the Old Testament he is one of the three sons of Noah, along with Shem and Ham. He was the ancestor of the peoples of Europe and Northern Asia.
Anglicized form of IARFHLAITH.
Derived from the Slavic elements yaru meaning "fierce, energetic" and miru meaning "peace, world".
Polish form of JAROMÍR.
From a surname which was a variant of GARRETT.
JAYADEVmIndian, Kannada
Modern form of JAYADEVA.
JAYANTAmHinduism, Bengali, Indian, Assamese
Derived from Sanskrit जयन्त (jayanta) meaning "victorious". This is the name of a son of the Hindu god Indra, as well as other figures in Hindu mythology.
JAYWANTmIndian, Marathi
Means "possessing victory" in Sanskrit.
Diminutive of JEAN (1).
An old Polish form of ANDREW.
Medieval variant of GEOFFREY. In America, Jeffrey has been more common than Geoffrey, though this is not true in Britain.
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹאָשׁ (Yeho'ash), an extended form of יוֹאָשׁ (see JOASH). According to the Old Testament, this was the name of a king of Israel. He probably reigned in the 8th century BC.
From the Hebrew name יְהוֹרָם (Yehoram) which meant "exalted by YAHWEH". In the Old Testament this is the name of a king of Judah and a king of Israel, both of whom ruled at about the same time in the 9th century BC.
Form of YAHWEH used in older translations of the Bible, produced by blending the letters of the tetragrammaton with the vowels from ADONAI.
From Sino-Korean (jeong) meaning "right, proper, correct" combined with (ho) meaning "good, excellent" or (ho) meaning "great, numerous, vast". This name can be formed by other hanja character combinations as well.
French form of JEREMIAH.
JERICHOmEnglish (Modern)
From the name of a city in Israel which is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. The meaning of the city's name is uncertain, but it may be related to the Hebrew word יָרֵחַ (yareach) meaning "moon", or otherwise to the Hebrew word רֵיחַ (reyach) meaning "fragrant".
Croatian form of JEROME.
JI-YEONGf & mKorean
From Sino-Korean (ji) meaning "wisdom, intellect" or (ji) meaning "know, perceive, comprehend" combined with (yeong) meaning "flower, petal, brave, hero" or (yeong) meaning "glory, honour, flourish, prosper". Many other hanja character combinations are possible.
JI-YOUNGf & mKorean
Variant transcription of JI-YEONG.
JOACHIMmFrench, German, Polish, Judeo-Christian Legend
Contracted form of JEHOIACHIN or JEHOIAKIM. According to the apocryphal Gospel of James, Saint Joachim was the husband of Saint Anne and the father of the Virgin Mary. Due to his popularity in the Middle Ages, the name came into general use in Christian Europe (though it was never common in England).
Faroese form of JOHN.
JOANNESmLate Roman
Latin variant of JOHANNES.
JOAQUIMmPortuguese, Catalan
Portuguese and Catalan form of JOACHIM.
Spanish form of JOACHIM.
JOCELYNf & mEnglish, French
From a Germanic masculine name, variously written as Gaudelenus, Gautselin, Gauzlin, along with many other spellings. It was derived from the Germanic element Gaut, which was from the name of the Germanic tribe the Goths, combined with a Latin diminutive suffix. The Normans brought this name to England in the form Goscelin or Joscelin, and it was common until the 14th century. It was revived in the 20th century primarily as a feminine name, perhaps an adaptation of the surname Jocelyn (a medieval derivative of the given name). In France this is a masculine name only.
French variant form of GEOFFREY.
Form of Yochanan (see JOHN) used in the English Old Testament. It was the name of a military leader in the time of the prophet Jeremiah.
JOHNNIEm & fEnglish
Diminutive of JOHN, sometimes used as a feminine form.
Lithuanian form of JACOB (or JAMES).
Icelandic form of JONATHAN.
JONATANmSpanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Spanish form of JONATHAN, as well as a Scandinavian and German variant form.
Portuguese form of JONATHAN.
Dutch form of JORDAN.
German form of JÓSKA.
JOZAFATmPolish (Rare)
Polish form of JOSAPHAT. This was the name of a 17th-century Polish saint and martyr who attempted to reconcile the Catholic and Eastern Churches.
Diminutive of JUAN (1).
Polish form of JULIUS.
JUMAANEmEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Tuesday" in Swahili.
JUNG-HEEf & mKorean
Variant transcription of JEONG-HUI.
From Japanese (jun) meaning "obey, submit" or (jun) meaning "pure" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
JUPITERmRoman Mythology (Anglicized)
From Latin Iuppiter, which was ultimately derived from the Indo-European *Dyeu-pater, composed of the elements Dyeus (see ZEUS) and pater "father". Jupiter was the supreme god in Roman mythology. He presided over the heavens and light, and was responsible for the protection and laws of the Roman state. This is also the name of the fifth and largest planet in the solar system.
JUSTICEm & fEnglish
From an occupational surname which meant "judge, officer of justice" in Old French. This name can also be given in direct reference to the English word justice.
JUVENALmHistory, Portuguese
From the Roman cognomen Iuvenalis which meant "youthful" in Latin. Juvenal was a Roman satirist of the 1st century.
KAILASHmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
From the name of a mountain in the Himalayas which is believed to be the paradise of the Hindu god Shiva. It possibly means "crystal" in Sanskrit.
KAIMANAm & fHawaiian
From Hawaiian kai "ocean, sea" and mana "power". It is also Hawaiian meaning "diamond", derived from the English word diamond.
KAJETÁNmCzech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
Polish form of Caietanus (see GAETANO).
KALIDASmIndian, Hindi
Modern form of KALIDASA.
KALLIASmAncient Greek
Derived from Greek καλλος (kallos) meaning "beauty". This was the name of an Athenian who fought at Marathon who later became an ambassador to the Persians.
From Greek καλος Ιωαννης (kalos Ioannes) meaning "handsome JOHN", the nickname of a 13th-century emperor of Bulgaria. He successfully defended the empire from the Fourth Crusade.
Western Armenian transcription of GAREGIN.
KARIUKImEastern African, Kikuyu
Means "reincarnated one" in Kikuyu.
Lithuanian form of CAROLUS.
Greek form of CAROLUS.
KARTHIKmTamil, Indian, Telugu, Malayalam
Southern Indian form of KARTIK.
Latvian form of JASPER.
From Japanese (katashi) meaning "hard, firm" or other kanji and kanji combinations which are pronounced the same way.
KATLEGOm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "success" in Tswana.
KATLEHOmSouthern African, Sotho
Means "success" in Sotho.
Variant transcription of KATSUROU.
KAULANAm & fHawaiian
Means "famous" in Hawaiian.
KAZIMÍRmCzech (Rare), Slovak (Rare), Hungarian (Rare)
Czech, Slovak and Hungarian form of CASIMIR.
KEALOHAf & mHawaiian
Means "the loved one" from Hawaiian ke, a definite article, and aloha "love".
KEFILWEm & fSouthern African, Tswana
Means "I was given" in Tswana.
Variant transcription of GEGHARD.
Hungarian form of CLEMENT.
KENDALLm & fEnglish
From a surname which comes from the name of the city of Kendale in northwest England meaning "valley on the river Kent".
From Japanese (ken) meaning "healthy, strong" or (ken) meaning "study, sharpen" combined with (ichi) meaning "one". Other kanji combinations are possible.
From a surname which was derived from the Old English given names CYNEWEARD or CYNEHEARD.
KENNEDYf & mEnglish, Irish
From an irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG". The name is often given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
KENNETHmScottish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Anglicized form of both COINNEACH and CINÁED. This name was borne by the Scottish king Kenneth (Cináed) mac Alpin, who united the Scots and Picts in the 9th century. It was popularized outside of Scotland by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for the hero in his novel 'The Talisman' (1825). A famous bearer was the British novelist Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), who wrote 'The Wind in the Willows'.
From Japanese (ken) meaning "humble, modest" and (shin) meaning "trust, believe". Other kanji combinations can also form this name.
KESHAUNmAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAUN.
KESHAWNmAfrican American (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and SHAWN.
Variant transcription of KHALIL.
Means "successor, caliph" in Arabic. The title caliph was given to the successors of the Prophet Muhammad, originally elected by the Islamic populace.
KHAMISImEastern African, Swahili
Means "born on Thursday" in Swahili.
KHAYRATm & fArabic
Means "good deeds" in Arabic, plural of خيرة (khayrah).
Means "tent maker" in Arabic. This was the surname of the 12th-century Persian poet Omar Khayyam.
Means "blue-eyed" in Armenian.
Variant transcription of KICHIROU.
KILLIANmIrish, French
Anglicized variant of CILLIAN, also used in France.
From a surname which was derived from either the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.
KIPLINGmEnglish (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.
KISEMBOm & fEastern African, Tooro
Means "gift" in Rutooro.
KISHOREmIndian, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu
Variant transcription of KISHOR.
From Japanese (kiyoshi) or (kiyoshi) both meaning "pure". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
Croatian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEITOSmAncient Greek
Means "splendid, famous" in Greek. This was the name of one of the generals of Alexander the Great.
KLEMENSmGerman, 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.
KLEMENTmCzech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLIMENTmRussian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KOLOMANmGerman (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.
KONDRATmPolish (Archaic)
Archaic Polish form of CONRAD.
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "great, tall".
Georgian form of CORNELIUS.
Variant transcription of KUROSH.
Variant transcription of KRASTYO.
Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning "cross". This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros.
KRESKESmBiblical Greek
Form of CRESCENS used in the Greek New Testament.
Danish variant of CHRISTIAN.
KRISHNAmHinduism, 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.
KRISTEN (1)mDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTIAN.
Swedish variant of CHRISTER.
KRIŠTOFmSlovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of CHRISTOPHER.
Hungarian form of CHRISTOPHER.
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRYSTYNmPolish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTIAN.
Polish form of XAVIER.
KSHITIJmIndian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.
KULDEEPmIndian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
KUMARANmTamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayam variant of KUMARA.
KUNZANGm & fTibetan, Bhutanese
Means "all good, ever excellent" in Tibetan.
KWABENAmWestern African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
LACHLANmScottish, 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.
Means "milk-coloured" in Irish Gaelic. According to legend this was the name of an ancestor of the Irish king Brian Boru.
LAELIUSmAncient Roman
Masculine form of LAELIA.
LAKSHMIf & mHinduism, 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.
Limburgish form of LAMBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Lambert.
LAMBERTmGerman, Dutch, French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements landa "land" and beraht "bright". Saint Lambert of Maastricht was a 7th-century bishop who was martyred after denouncing Pepin II for adultery.
Dutch variant of LAMBERT.
LANFORDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "long ford" in Old English.
LANGDONmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was a variant of the surname LANDON.
LASHAWNf & mAfrican American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHAWN.
Dutch form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
French form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURITSmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURITZmDanish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVERNEf & mEnglish
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".
LAZARUSmBiblical, 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.
Italian form of LAZARUS.
LEANDERmGreek 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.
French form of LEANDER.
LEANDROmSpanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
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.
LEILANIf & mHawaiian
Means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
LEMOINEmEnglish (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "the monk" in French.
LENNARTmSwedish, Danish, Norwegian, Low German, Dutch
Swedish and Low German form of LEONARD.
LEOBWINmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements leub "dear, beloved" and win "friend", making it a cognate of LEOFWINE.
Derived from the Old English element leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" combined with ric "power".
French form of LEONARD.
LEONARDmEnglish, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave lion", derived from the Germanic elements lewo "lion" (of Latin origin) 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.
Spanish form of LEONTIOS.
Italian form of LEONIDAS.
LÉONIDEm & fFrench (Rare)
French masculine and feminine form of LEONIDAS.
LEONIUSmLate Roman
Late Latin name which was derived from LEO.
Russian form of LEONTIOS.
Italian form of LEONTIOS.
French form of LEOPOLD.
LEOPOLDmGerman, Dutch, English, Slovene, Polish
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and bald "bold". The spelling was altered due to association with Latin leo "lion". This name was common among German royalty, first with the Babenbergs and then the Habsburgs. Saint Leopold was a 12th-century Babenberg margrave of Austria, who is now considered the patron of that country. It was also borne by two Habsburg Holy Roman emperors, as well as three kings of Belgium. Since the 19th century this name has been occasionally used in England, originally in honour of Queen Victoria's uncle, a king of Belgium, after whom she named one of her sons. It was later used by James Joyce for the main character, Leopold Bloom, in his novel 'Ulysses' (1920).
LEUTHARmAncient Germanic
Germanic name composed of the elements leud "people" and hari "army".
LEUTWINmAncient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements leud "people" and win "friend". Saint Leutwin was an 8th-century bishop of Trier.
Old Hungarian name, possibly of Slavic origin, or possibly from Hungarian lesz "will be". This name was used by the Árpád royal family since at least the 10th century.
Italian form of LIBORIUS.
LIMBANIm & fSouthern African, Chewa
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
From a surname which was originally from the name of a city in England, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". This name is usually given in honour of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
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-).
LINFORDmEnglish (Rare)
From a surname which was originally taken from place names meaning either "flax ford" or "linden tree ford" in Old English.
From a surname which was originally from a place name meaning "stream forest" in Old English.
LIUPOLDmAncient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LEOPOLD.
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