Names Starting with L

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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.
Diminutive of GUADALUPE.
LUPUSmLate Roman
Latin form of LOUP.
Portuguese form of LOURDES.
Means "moon" in Armenian.
Variant transcription of LUSINE.
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTFImArabic, Indonesian
Means "kind, gentle" in Arabic.
Turkish feminine form of LUTFI.
Turkish form of LUTFI.
LUTGARDISfAncient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Germanic name LUITGARD.
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).
Icelandic form of LUDWIG.
German diminutive of LUDWIG.
Dutch form of LUKE.
Finnish form of LUKE.
Means "poetry" in Estonian.
LUUSfDutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish form of LUCIA.
Possibly a form of LAVINIA. It has been used in America since the 19th century.
LUXf & mVarious
Derived from Latin lux meaning "light".
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.
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.
Czech form of LYDIA.
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.
Means "good fortune, happiness" in Danish.
Variant of LEILA.
From an English surname which was derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
Variant of LILOU.
Variant of LYNN.
Variant of LINDA.
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).
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.
Variant of LYNN.
Diminutive of ALEKSEY.
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).
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).
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.
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).
Ukrainian form of LUDMILA.
LYYDIAfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish variant of LYDIA.
LYYTIfFinnish (Rare)
Finnish diminutive of LYDIA.