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LJUBICA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix. It can also come from Serbo-Croatian ljubicica meaning "violet".
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.
LJUDMILA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LUDMILA.
LJUPCHO   m   Macedonian
Variant transcription of LJUPČO.
LJUPČO   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.
LLEUCU   f   Welsh
Welsh form of LUCIA.
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".
LLEWELLA   f   Welsh
Feminine form of LLYWELYN.
LLEWELLYN   m   Welsh
Variant of LLEWELYN.
LLEWELYN   m   Welsh
Variant of LLYWELYN influenced by the Welsh word llew "lion".
LLINOS   f   Welsh
Means "linnet, finch" in Welsh. The linnet (species Linaria cannabina) is a small European bird in the finch family.
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.
LLÚCIA   f   Catalan
Catalan form of LUCIA.
LLUÍS   m   Catalan
Catalan form of LOUIS.
LLUÏSA   f   Catalan
Catalan feminine 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 (Rare)
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.
LOANE   f   French (Rare)
Feminine form of ELOUAN.
LOANN   m   French (Rare)
Variant of ELOUAN.
LOCHAN   m   Indian, Hindi
Means "the eye" in Sanskrit.
LOCHANA   f   Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of LOCHAN.
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.
LOES   f   Dutch
Feminine diminutive of LODEWIJK.
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.
LOIDA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
LOÍS   m   Occitan
Occitan form of LOUIS.
LOIS (1)   f   English, Biblical, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λωιων (loion) meaning "more desirable" or "better". Lois is mentioned in the New Testament as the mother of Eunice and the grandmother of Timothy. As an English name, it came into use after the Protestant Reformation. In fiction, this is the name of the girlfriend of the comic book hero Superman.
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.
LOLA   f   Spanish, English
Diminutive of DOLORES.
LOLICIA   f   English (Rare)
Elaborated form of LOLA.
LOLITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of LOLA.
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).
LONDYN   f   English (Modern)
Variant of LONDON.
LONE   f   Danish
Short form of ABELONE.
LONGIN   m   Polish
Polish form of LONGINUS.
LONGINA   f   Polish, Ancient Roman
Feminine 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.
LORA   f   English, Italian
Variant of LAURA. It is also used as an Italian diminutive of ELEONORA or LOREDANA.
LORAINE   f   English
Variant of LORRAINE.
LORAINNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LORRAINE.
LORÁND   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
LÓRÁNT   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ROLAND.
LORAYNE   f   English
Variant of LORRAINE.
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.
LORE (1)   f   German
German contracted form of ELEONORE.
LORE (2)   f   Basque
Means "flower" in Basque.
LOREA   f   Basque
Variant of LORE (2).
LOREDANA   f   Italian, Romanian
Used by the French author George Sand for a character in her novel 'Mattea' (1833) and later by the Italian author Luciano Zuccoli in his novel 'L'amore de Loredana' (1908). It was possibly based on the Venetian surname Loredan, which was derived from the place name Loreo.
LOREEN   f   English
Elaboration of LORA.
LORELEI   f   Germanic Mythology
From a Germanic name meaning "luring rock". This is the name of a rock headland on the Rhine River. Legends say that a maiden named the Lorelei lives on the rock and lures fishermen to their death with her song.
LORELLE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAUREL.
LOREN   m & f   English
Either a short form of LAURENCE (1) (masculine) or a variant of LAUREN (feminine).
LORENA (1)   f   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Croatian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LORRAINE.
LORENA (2)   f   English
Latinized form of LAUREN. This name was first brought to public attention in America by the song 'Lorena' (1856), written by Joseph Webster, who was said to have created the name as an anagram of LENORE (from the character in Poe's poem 'The Raven').
LORENCIO   m   Medieval Spanish
Archaic Spanish form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENE   f   English
Elaboration of LORA.
LORENS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of LAURENCE (1).
LORENZ   m   German
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORENZA   f   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine 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.
LORETA   f   Italian
Variant of LORETO.
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.
LORETTA   f   English, Italian
Either an elaboration of LORA or a variant of LAURETTA. It is also sometimes used as a variant of LORETO.
LORETTE   f   French
Variant of LAURETTE.
LORI   f   English
Diminutive of LAURA or LORRAINE.
LORIE   f   English
Variant of LORI.
LORIN   m   English
Variant of LOREN.
LŐRINC   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LORINDA   f   English
Elaboration of LORA.
LORIS   m   Italian
Diminutive of LORENZO.
LORITA   f   Italian
Either a diminutive of LORA or a variant of LORETO.
LORN   m   English (Rare)
Variant of LORNE.
LORNA   f   English
Created by the author R. D. Blackmore for the title character in his novel 'Lorna Doone' (1869), set in southern England, which describes the dangerous love between John Ridd and Lorna Doone. Blackmore may have based the name on the Scottish place name Lorne or on the title 'Marquis of Lorne' (see LORNE).
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).
LORRAINE   f   English
From the name of a region in France, originally meaning "kingdom of LOTHAR". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France that is now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen (from Latin Lothari regnum). As a given name, it has been used in the English-speaking world since the late 19th century, perhaps due to its similar sound with Laura. It became popular after World War I when the region was in the news, as it was contested between Germany and France.
LORRI   f   English
Variant of LORI.
LORRIE   f   English
Variant of LORI.
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.
LOTTA   f   Swedish, Finnish
Short form of CHARLOTTA.
LOTTIE   f   English, Swedish
Diminutive of CHARLOTTE or LISELOTTE.
LOTUS   f   English (Rare)
From the name of the lotus flower (species Nelumbo nucifera) or the mythological lotus tree. They are ultimately derived from Greek λωτος (lotos). In Greek and Roman mythology the lotus tree was said to produce a fruit causing sleepiness and forgetfulness.
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).
LOUANE   f   French
Combination of LOU and ANNE (1).
LOUELLA   f   English
Combination of LOU and the popular name suffix ella.
LOUHI   f   Finnish Mythology
Variant of LOVIATAR. In Finnish mythology Louhi was another name of the death goddess Loviatar. She appears in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala' as a witch ruling the northern area known as Pohjola. She is the primary antagonist to the hero Väinämöinen.
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]
LOUISA   f   English, German, Dutch
Latinate feminine form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was the American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), the author of 'Little Women'.
LOUISE   f   French, English, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, German
French feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUISETTE   f   French
Diminutive of LOUISE.
LOUIZA   f   Greek
Greek feminine form of LOUIS.
LOUKAS   m   Biblical Greek, Greek
Greek form of LUKE.
LOUKIANOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of LUCIANUS.
LOUNA   f   French (Modern)
Possibly a variant of LUNA.
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.
LOURDES   f   Spanish
From the name of a French town. It became a popular center of pilgrimage after a young girl from the town had visions of the Virgin Mary in a nearby grotto.
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.
LOVE (2)   f   English
Simply from the English word love, derived from Old English lufu.
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.
LOVIATAR   f   Finnish Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Finnish mythology Loviatar, also known as Louhi, was a goddess of death and plague.
LOVIISA   f   Finnish
Finnish feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVIISE   f   Estonian
Estonian feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVISA   f   Swedish
Swedish feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVISE   f   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian feminine form of LOUIS.
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.
LOWRI   f   Welsh
Welsh form of LAURA.
LOYD   m   English
Variant of LLOYD.
  m   Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of LUGH.
LUANA   f   English, Italian, Portuguese
From the movie 'Bird of Paradise' (1932), in which it was borne by the main character, a Polynesian girl. The movie was based on a 1912 play of the same name set in Hawaii.
LUANN   f   English
Either a combination of LOU and ANN or a variant of LUANA. It was popularized in the 1950s by the singer Lu Ann Simms (1933-2003).
LUANNA   f   English (Rare)
Either a combination of LOU and ANNA or a variant of LUANA.
LUANNE   f   English
Variant of LUANN.
ĽUBA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of LJUBA.
LUBA   f   Russian, Ukrainian
Variant transcription of LYUBA.
LUBBERT   m   Frisian
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and beraht "bright".
LUBEN   m   Bulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUBEN.
ĽUBICA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of LJUBICA.
LUBNA   f   Arabic
Means "storax tree" in Arabic. According to a 7th-century legend Lubna and Qays were a couple forced to divorce by Qays's father.
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.
LUCA (2)   f   Hungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of LUCIA.
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).
LUCASTA   f   Literature
This name was first used by the poet Richard Lovelace for a collection of poems called 'Lucasta' (1649). The poems were dedicated to Lucasta, a nickname for the woman he loved Lucy Sacheverel, who he called lux casta "pure light".
LUCE   f   Italian, French
Italian and French variant of LUCIA. This also means "light" in Italian.
LUCETTA   f   English
Diminutive of LUCIA. Shakespeare used this name for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).
LUCETTE   f   French
Diminutive of LUCIE.
LUCHO   m   Spanish
Diminutive of LUIS.
LÚCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LUCIA.
LUCÍA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCIA.
LUCIA   f   Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCIUS. Saint Lucia was a 4th-century martyr from Syracuse. She was said to have had her eyes gouged out, and thus she is the patron saint of the blind. She was widely revered in the Middle Ages, and her name has been used throughout Christian Europe (in various spellings). It has been used in the England since the 12th century, usually in the spellings Lucy or Luce.
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.
LUCIE   f   French, Czech
French and Czech form of LUCIA.
LUCIEN   m   French
French form of LUCIANUS.
LUCIENNE   f   French
Feminine form of LUCIEN.
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.
LŪCIJA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJAN   m   Croatian
Croatian form of LUCIAN.
LUCILA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LUCILLA.
LUCILE   f   French, English
Variant of LUCILLE.
LUCÍLIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LUCILIUS.
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.
LUCILLA   f   Italian, Ancient Roman
Latin diminutive of LUCIA. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint martyred in Rome.
LUCILLE   f   French, English
French form of LUCILLA. A famous bearer was American comedienne Lucille Ball (1911-1989).
LUCINA   f   Roman Mythology
Derived from Latin lucus meaning "grove", but later associated with lux "light". This was the name of a Roman goddess of childbirth.
LUCINDA   f   English, Portuguese, Literature
An elaboration of LUCIA created by Cervantes for his novel 'Don Quixote' (1605). It was subsequently used by Molière in his play 'The Doctor in Spite of Himself' (1666).
LUCINDE   f   French (Rare)
French form of LUCINDA.
LUCINE   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
LUCINEH   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
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.
ŁUCJA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of LUCIUS.
LUCJA   f   Polish
Variant of ŁUCJA.
ŁUCJAN   m   Polish
Variant of LUCJAN.
LUCJAN   m   Polish
Polish form of LUCIANUS.
LUĈJO   m   Esperanto
Esperanto diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUCJUSZ   m   Polish (Rare)
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.
LUCRETIA   f   Ancient Roman, Roman Mythology
Feminine form of the Roman family name Lucretius, possibly from Latin lucrum "profit, wealth". In Roman legend Lucretia was a maiden who was raped by the son of the king of Rome. This caused a great uproar among the Roman citizens, and the monarchy was overthrown. This name was also borne by a saint and martyr from Spain.
LUCRETIUS   m   Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LUCRETIA. This name was borne by 1st-century BC Roman poet Titus Lucretius Carus.
LUCREZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LUCRETIA.
LUCY   f   English
English form of LUCIA, in use since the Middle Ages.
LUCYNA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of LUCIANUS.
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.
LUDIVINE   f   French
Possibly from a feminine form of LEUTWIN. It was popularized in the 1970s by a character from the television miniseries 'Les Gens de Mogador'.
LUDMIŁA   f   Polish
Polish form of LUDMILA.
LUDMILA   f   Czech, Russian
Means "favour of the people" from the Slavic elements lyudu "people" and milu "gracious, dear". Saint Ludmila was a 10th-century duchess of Bohemia, the grandmother of Saint Václav. She was murdered on the orders of her daughter-in-law Drahomíra.... [more]
LUDMILLA   f   Russian, Bulgarian
Variant transcription of LYUDMILA.
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.
LUDOVICA   f   Italian
Latinate feminine form of LUDWIG.
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.
LUDWIKA   f   Polish
Polish feminine form of LUDWIG.
LUELLA   f   English
Variant of LOUELLA.
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.
LUIGIA   f   Italian
Italian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUIGINA   f   Italian
Diminutive of LUIGIA.
LUIGINO   m   Italian
Diminutive of LUIGI.
LUIGSECH   f   Ancient Irish
Derived from the name of the Irish god LUGH.
LUÍS   m   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUIS   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LOUIS.
LUÍSA   f   Portuguese
Feminine form of LUÍS.
LUISA   f   Spanish, Italian
Feminine form of LUIS.
LUISE   f   German
German form of LOUISE.
LUÍSEACH   f   Irish
Modern form of LUIGSECH.
LUISELLA   f   Italian
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUISINA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUISINHO   m   Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive of LUÍS or LUIZ.
LUISITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of LUISA.
LUITGARD   f   German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Leutgard which was derived from the elements leud "people" and gard "enclosure". This was the name of a 13th-century Flemish nun, the patron saint of easy deliveries.
LUITGER   m   German (Archaic)
Variant of LUDGER.
LUITPOLD   m   German (Rare)
German variant of LEOPOLD.
LUIZ   m   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of LOUIS.
LUIZA   f   Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian
Polish, Portuguese and Romanian feminine form of LOUIS.
LUJAYN   f   Arabic
Means "silver" in Arabic.
LUJZA   f   Hungarian, Slovak
Hungarian and Slovak feminine 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.
LUKSA   f   Esperanto
Means "luxurious" in Esperanto.
LULA   f   English
Diminutive of LOUISE and names that begin with Lu.
LULE   f   Albanian
Means "flower" in Albanian.
LULJETA   f   Albanian
Means "flower of life" in Albanian, from lule "flower" and jetë "life".
LULU (1)   f   German
Diminutive of names that begin with Lu, especially LUISE.
LULU (2)   f   Arabic
Means "pearl" in Arabic.
LUMI   f   Finnish
Means "snow" in Finnish.
LUMINIȚA   f   Romanian
Means "little light", derived from Romanian lumina "light" combined with a diminutive suffix.
LUMUSI   f   Western African, Ewe
Means "born face down" in Ewe.
LUNA   f   Roman Mythology, Italian, Spanish, English
Means "the moon" in Latin. Luna was the Roman goddess of the moon, frequently depicted driving a white chariot through the sky.
LUNED   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
Variant of ELUNED. In the Mabinogion, a collection of tales from Welsh myth, she is a servant of the Lady of the Fountain who rescues the knight Owain.
LUNGILE   f   Southern African, Zulu
Means "the good one" in Zulu.
LUNINGNING   f   Tagalog
Means "brilliance" in Tagalog.
LUPE   f & m   Spanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LUPITA   f   Spanish
Diminutive of GUADALUPE.
LUPUS   m   Late Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
LURDES   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LOURDES.
LUSINE   f   Armenian
Means "moon" in Armenian.
LUSINEH   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
LÜTFİ   m   Turkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
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