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LUNAfRoman 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.
LUNEDfWelsh, 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.
LUNGILEf & mSouthern African, Zulu, Ndebele
Means "correct, right, good" in Zulu and Ndebele.
LUNINGNINGfFilipino, Tagalog
Means "brilliance" in Tagalog.
LUPEf & mSpanish
Short form of GUADALUPE.
LUPITAfSpanish
Diminutive of GUADALUPE.
LUPUSmLate Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
LURDESfPortuguese
Portuguese form of LOURDES.
LUSINEfArmenian
Means "moon" in Armenian.
LUSINEHfArmenian
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
LÜTFİmTurkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTFImArabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
LÜTFİYEfTurkish
Turkish feminine form of LUTFI.
LÜTFÜmTurkish
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTGARDISfAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name LUITGARD.
LUTHERmEnglish
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).
LÚÐVÍKmIcelandic
Icelandic form of LUDWIG.
LUTZmGerman
German diminutive of LUDWIG.
LUUKmDutch
Dutch form of LUKE.
LUUKASmFinnish
Finnish form of LUKE.
LUULEfEstonian
Means "poetry" in Estonian.
LUUSfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of LUCIA.
LUVENIAfEnglish
Possibly a form of LAVINIA. It has been used in America since the 19th century.
LUXf & mVarious
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
LUZfSpanish
Means "light" in Spanish. It is taken from the title of the Virgin Mary, Nuestra Señora de la Luz, meaning "Our Lady of Light".
LUZIAfPortuguese, German
Portuguese and German form of LUCIA.
LYALLmEnglish (Rare)
From a Scottish surname which was derived from the Old Norse given name Liulfr (which was derived in part from úlfr "wolf").
LYCURGUSmGreek 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.
LYCUSmGreek 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.
LYDAfEnglish
Perhaps a variant of LYDIA.
LÝDIAfSlovak, Faroese
Slovak and Faroese form of LYDIA.
LYDIAfEnglish, German, Biblical, Old Church Slavic, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek
Means "from Lydia" in Greek. Lydia was a region on the west coast of Asia Minor, said to be named for the legendary king LYDOS. In the New Testament this is the name of a woman converted to Christianity by Saint Paul. In the modern era the name has been in use since the Protestant Reformation.
LÝDIEfCzech
Czech form of LYDIA.
LYDIEfFrench
French form of LYDIA.
LYDOSmAncient Greek
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the semi-legendary king who gave his name to the region of Lydia in Asia Minor.
LYKKEfDanish
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
LYLAfEnglish
Variant of LEILA.
LYLEmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYLOUfFrench
Variant of LILOU.
LYNfEnglish
Variant of LYNN.
LYNDAfEnglish
Variant of LINDA.
LYNDONmEnglish
From an English surname which was derived from a place name meaning "linden tree hill" in Old English. A famous bearer was American president Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973).
LYNETTEfEnglish
Form of LUNED first used by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his poem 'Gareth and Lynette' (1872). In modern times it is also regarded as a diminutive of LYNN.
LYNNf & mEnglish
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.
LYNNAfEnglish (Rare)
Elaborated form of LYNN.
LYNNEfEnglish
Variant of LYNN.
LYOSHAmRussian
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
LYRAfAstronomy
The name of the constellation in the northern sky containing the star Vega. It is said to be shaped after the lyre of Orpheus.
LYRICfEnglish (Modern)
Means simply "lyric, songlike" from the English word, ultimately derived from Greek λυρικος (lyrikos).
LYSfFrisian
Frisian diminutive of ELISABETH. It also coincides with the French word for "lily".
LYSANDERmAncient 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.
LYSANDRAfAncient Greek
Feminine form of Lysandros (see LYSANDER).
LYSANNEfDutch
Variant of LISANNE.
LYSIMACHUSmAncient 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.
LYSISTRATEfAncient Greek
Derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" and στρατος (stratos) "army".
LYSSA (1)fEnglish
Short form of ALYSSA.
LYSSA (2)fGreek Mythology
Means "rage, fury, anger" in Greek. In Greek mythology Lyssa is a goddess associated with uncontrolled rage.
LYUBAfRussian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of LYUBOV.
LYUBENmBulgarian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUBOVfRussian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Derived from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LYUDMILmBulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Bulgarian masculine form of LUDMILA.
LYUDMILAfRussian, Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Russian and Bulgarian form of LUDMILA. This was the name of a character in Aleksandr Pushkin's poem 'Ruslan and Lyudmila' (1820).
LYUDMYLAfUkrainian
Ukrainian form of LUDMILA.
LYYDIAfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish variant of LYDIA.
LYYTIfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish diminutive of LYDIA.