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KIMO   m   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of JAMES.
KINGA   f   Polish, Hungarian
Polish and Hungarian diminutive of KUNIGUNDE.
KIR   m   Russian
Russian form of CYRUS.
KIRA (2)   f   English
Variant of CIARA (1).
KIRIL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of CYRIL.
KIRILL   m   Russian
Russian form of CYRIL.
KIRILS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of CYRIL.
KIRSTEN   f   Danish, Norwegian, English
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KIRSTIN   f   Scottish
Scottish form of CHRISTINA.
KISTIÑE   f   Basque
Basque form of CHRISTINA.
KJELD   m   Danish
Danish form of KETIL.
KJELL   m   Swedish, Norwegian
Variant of KETIL.
KJELLFRID   f   Norwegian
From the Old Norse name Ketilriðr, derived from the elements ketill meaning "kettle" and fríðr meaning "beautiful".
KJETIL   m   Norwegian
Variant of KETIL.
KLAAS   m   Dutch, Low German
Dutch and Low German short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAES   m   Frisian
Frisian short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAOS   m   Limburgish
Limburgish short form of NICHOLAS.
KLÁRA   f   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CLARA.
KLĀRA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CLARA.
KLAUDIA   f   Polish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIE   f   Czech
Czech feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIJA   f   Croatian
Croatian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIJS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIO   m   Croatian
Croatian form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUDIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAUS   m   German, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish
German short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAVDIJA   f   Slovene
Slovene feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLAVDIYA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian feminine form of CLAUDIUS.
KLEMEN   m   Slovene
Slovene form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEMENS   m   German, 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.
KLEMENT   m   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEMENTINA   f   Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLEMENTYNA   f   Polish
Polish form of CLEMENTINA.
KLIMENT   m   Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLIMENTINA   f   Macedonian
Macedonian form of CLEMENTINA.
KLOTILD   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CLOTILDE.
KNUD   m   Danish
Danish form of KNUT.
KNUT   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
Derived from Old Norse knútr meaning "knot". Knut was a Danish prince who defeated Æðelræd II, king of England, in the early 11th century and became the ruler of Denmark, Norway and England.
KNUTE   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of KNUT.
KOENRAAD   m   Dutch
Dutch form of CONRAD.
KOLDOBIKA   m   Basque
Basque form of LOUIS.
KOLOMAN   m   German (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.
KONDRAT   m   Polish (Archaic)
Archaic Polish form of CONRAD.
KONRÁD   m   Hungarian, Czech, Slovak
Hungarian, Czech and Slovak form of CONRAD.
KONRAD   m   German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Slovene
German, Scandinavian, Polish and Slovene form of CONRAD.
KONSTANCJA   f   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANTIA.
KONSTANTINA   f   Greek
Greek feminine form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINE   m   Georgian
Georgian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINOS   m   Greek
Greek form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTY   m   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANS.
KONSTANTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of CONSTANTINE.
KONSTANZE   f   German
German form of CONSTANTIA.
KORBINIAN   m   German
Derived from Latin corvus meaning "raven". This was the name of an 8th-century Frankish saint who was sent by Pope Gregory II to evangelize in Bavaria. His real name may have been Hraban (see Raban).
KORESH   m   Biblical Hebrew
Form of CYRUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
KORNÉL   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CORNELIUS.
KORNEL   m   Polish, Czech, Slovak
Polish, Czech and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
KORNELI   m   Georgian
Georgian form of CORNELIUS.
KORNÉLIA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIA   f   German, Polish
German and Polish form of CORNELIA.
KORNÉLIE   f   Czech
Czech form of CORNELIA.
KORNELIJA   f   Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian form of CORNELIA.
KOSTANDIN   m   Albanian
Albanian form of CONSTANTINE.
KOSTYANTYN   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CONSTANTINE.
KOTRYNA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of KATHERINE.
KRASIMIR   m   Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KREŠIMIR   m   Croatian
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.
KRESKES   m   Biblical Greek
Form of CRESCENS used in the Greek New Testament.
KRESZENTIA   f   German
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
KRESZENZ   f   German
German feminine form of CRESCENTIUS.
KRIEMHILD   f   German, Germanic Mythology
Derived from the Germanic elements grim "mask" and hild "battle". Kriemhild was a beautiful heroine in the Germanic saga the 'Nibelungenlied', where she is the sister of Günther and the wife of Siegfried. After her husband is killed by Hagen with the consent of Günther, Kriemhild tragically exacts her revenge.
KRIEMHILDE   f   German
Variant of KRIEMHILD.
KRIMHILDE   f   German
Variant of KRIEMHILD.
KRISHNA   m   Hinduism, 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.
KRISNA   m   Indonesian
Indonesian form of KRISHNA.
KRISTAPS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTEN (1)   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIAN   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIĀNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIANE   f   German
German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIĀNS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIINA   f   Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIJAN   m   Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIJONAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTÍN   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTIN   f   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, English
Scandinavian and German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTÍNA   f   Slovak
Slovak form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTĪNE   f   Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTINE.
KRISTINE   f   Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English, German
Scandinavian form of CHRISTINE, as well as an English and German variant.
KRISTIYAN   m   Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJÁN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJAN   m   Estonian, Slovene
Estonian and Slovene form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJANA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTINA.
KRIŠTOF   m   Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTÓF   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOFFER   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOFOR   m   Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTUPAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTÝNA   f   Czech
Czech variant of KRISTINA.
KRISZTIÁN   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISZTINA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTINA.
KRYSTIAN   m   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRYSTIANA   f   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTINA.
KRYŠTOF   m   Czech
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRYSTYN   m   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRYSTYNA   f   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTINA.
KRZESIMIR   m   Polish
Polish form of KREŠIMIR.
KRZYSZTOF   m   Polish
Polish form of CHRISTOPHER.
KSAWERY   m   Polish
Polish form of XAVIER.
KSENIA   f   Polish
Polish form of XENIA.
KSENIJA   f   Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian, Slovene
Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian and Slovene form of XENIA.
KSENIYA   f   Russian
Russian form of XENIA.
KUMARAN   m   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayam variant of KUMARA.
KUMARI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Telugu
Feminine form of KUMARA. In the Hindu epic the 'Mahabharata' Kumari is the wife of the warrior Bhima. This is also another name of the Hindu goddess Durga.
KUNAL   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
Modern form of KUNALA.
KUNEGUNDA   f   Polish
Polish form of KUNIGUNDE. The 13th-century Saint Kunegunda was the daughter of Bela IV, king of Hungary. She married Boleslaus V of Poland, but after his death refused to assume power and instead became a nun.
KUNIBERT   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements kuni "clan, family" and beraht "bright".
KUNIGONDE   f   Dutch
Dutch form of KUNIGUNDE.
KUNIGUNDE   f   German
Derived from the Germanic element kuni "clan, family" combined with gund "war". Saint Kunigunde was the wife of Holy Roman Emperor Henry II.
KUNO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Derived from Germanic kuni meaning "clan, family".
KUNZANG   m & f   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "all good, ever excellent" in Tibetan.
KURT   m   German, English
German contracted form of CONRAD. A famous bearer was the American musician Kurt Cobain (1967-1994).
KUSTAA   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GUSTAV.
KUZMA   m   Russian
Russian form of COSMAS.
KUZMAN   m   Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
KYLIAN   m   French
French variant of CILLIAN.
KYÖSTI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of GUSTAV.
KYRILU   m   Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CYRIL.
KYROS   m   Ancient Greek, Biblical Greek
Greek form of CYRUS.
KYRYLO   m   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CYRIL.
KYVELI   f   Greek
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
LABHRAINN   m   Scottish
Scottish form of LAURENCE (1).
LABHRÁS   m   Irish
Irish form of LAURENCE (1).
LACHLAN   m   Scottish, 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.
LADISLAO   m   Italian
Italian form of VLADISLAV.
LAETITIA   f   Late Roman, French
Original form of LETITIA, as well as the French form.
LAIA   f   Catalan
Catalan diminutive of EULALIA.
LAILA (2)   f   Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LÁILÁ.
LAIMA   f   Lithuanian, Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Means "luck" in Latvian and Lithuanian. This was the name of the Latvian and Lithuanian goddess of fate, luck, pregnancy and childbirth. She was the sister of the goddesses Dekla and Karta, who were also associated with fate.
LAJOS   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LOUIS.
LAKSHMAN   m   Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi
Modern form of LAKSHMANA.
LAKSHMI   f & m   Hinduism, 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.
LALITA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "playful, charming, desirable" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief this is the name of one of the playmates of the young Krishna. It is also another name of the goddess Parvati.
LALITHA   f   Tamil, Indian, Malayalam, Telugu
Southern Indian form of LALITA.
LALLIE   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LALLY   f   English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LAMAR   m   English, African American
From a French and English surname, originally from a place name in Normandy, which was derived from Old French la mare meaning "the pool".
LAMBAER   m   Limburgish
Limburgish form of LAMBERT. Its spelling has been influenced by the French pronunciation of Lambert.
LAMBERT   m   German, Dutch, French, English, Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements land "land" and beraht "bright". Saint Lambert of Maastricht was a 7th-century bishop who was martyred after denouncing Pepin II for adultery.
LAMBERTO   m   Italian
Italian form of LAMBERT.
LAMIJA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
LAMMERT   m   Dutch
Dutch variant of LAMBERT.
LANA   f   English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
LANCE   m   English
From the Germanic name Lanzo, originally a short form of names that began with the element land meaning "land". During the Middle Ages it became associated with Old French lance "spear, lance". A famous bearer is American cyclist Lance Armstrong (1971-).
LANZO   m   German, Ancient Germanic
German form of LANCE.
LÁRA   f   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURA.
LARA (1)   f   Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel 'Doctor Zhivago' (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LARI   m   Finnish
Finnish diminutive of LAURENCE (1) or HILARIUS.
LARISA   f   Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Latvian, Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek legends, the nymph Larisa was either a daughter or mother of Pelasgus, the ancestor of the mythical Pelasgians. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Church. The name (of the city, nymph and saint) is commonly Latinized as Larissa, with a double s.
LARISSA   f   English, Portuguese (Brazilian), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant of LARISA. It has been commonly used as an English given name only since the 20th century. In 1991 this name was given to one of the moons of Neptune, in honour of the mythological character.
LARS   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, German
Scandinavian form of LAURENCE (1).
LÁRUS   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURENCE (1).
LARYSA   f   Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LARISA.
LASSE   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
LÁSZLÓ   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of VLADISLAV. Saint László was an 11th-century king of Hungary, looked upon as the embodiment of Christian virtue and bravery.
LATİFE   f   Turkish
Turkish feminine form of LATIF.
LATISHA   f   African American
Variant of LETITIA.
LAU   m   Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LAUMA   f   Latvian, Baltic Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Latvian mythology this is the name of a forest spirit sometimes associated with childbirth and weaving.
LAURA   f   English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAURE   f   French
French form of LAURA.
LAURENCE (1)   m   English
From the Roman cognomen Laurentius, which meant "from Laurentum". Laurentum was a city in ancient Italy, its name probably deriving from Latin laurus "laurel". Saint Laurence was a 3rd-century deacon and martyr from Rome. According to tradition he was roasted alive on a gridiron because, when ordered to hand over the church's treasures, he presented the sick and poor. Due to the saint's popularity, the name came into general use in the Christian world (in various spellings).... [more]
LAURENCE (2)   f   French
French feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENCIA   f   English (Rare)
Feminine form of LAURENCE (1).
LAURENS   m   Dutch
Dutch form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENT   m   French
French form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENTIN   m   French
French form of LAURENTINUS.
LAURENTINE   f   French
Feminine form of LAURENTIN.
LAURENȚIU   m   Romanian
Romanian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENZ   m   German
German form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
LAURITS   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURITZ   m   Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURO   m   Italian
Italian form of Laurus (see LAURA).
LAURYNAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVENA   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LAVINIA.
LAVINA   f   English
Variant of LAVINIA.
LAVINIA   f   Roman Mythology, Romanian
Meaning unknown, probably of Etruscan origin. In Roman legend Lavinia was the daughter of King Latinus, the wife of Aeneas, and the ancestor of the Roman people. According to the legend Aeneas named the town of Lavinium in honour of his wife.
LAVRA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of LAURA.
LAVRENTIOS   m   Greek
Greek form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAVRENTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAWRENCE   m   English
Variant of LAURENCE (1). This spelling of the name is now more common than Laurence in the English-speaking world, probably because Lawrence is the usual spelling of the surname. The surname was borne by the author and poet D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), as well as the revolutionary T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935), who was known as Lawrence of Arabia.
LAXMI   f & m   Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Variant transcription of LAKSHMI.
LAYLA   f   Arabic, English
Means "night" in Arabic. This was the name of the object of romantic poems written by the 7th-century poet known as Qays. The story of Qays and Layla became a popular romance in medieval Arabia and Persia. The name became used in the English-speaking world after the 1970 release of the song 'Layla' by Derek and the Dominos, the title of which was inspired by the medieval story.
LÁZÁR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LAZARUS.
LAZAR   m   Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian
Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LAZARUS.
LAZARE   m   French
French form of LAZARUS.
LÁZARO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LAZARUS.
LAZAROS   m   Biblical Greek
Greek form of LAZARUS.
LAZARUS   m   Biblical, 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.
LAZZARO   m   Italian
Italian form of LAZARUS.
LÉA   f   French
French form of LEAH.
LEAH   f   English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah) which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary". Alternatively it might derive from a Chaldean name meaning "mistress" or "ruler" in Akkadian. In the Old Testament Leah is the first wife of Jacob and the mother of seven of his children. Jacob's other wife was Leah's sister Rachel. Although this name was used by Jews in the Middle Ages, it was not typical as an English Christian name until after the Protestant Reformation, being common among the Puritans.
LÉAN   f   Irish
Irish form of HELEN.
LÉANDRE   m   French
French form of LEANDER.
LEANDRO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of LEANDER.
LECH   m   Polish, Slavic Mythology
From the name of the Slavic tribe the Lendians, called the Lędzianie in Polish. According to Slavic legend this was the name of the founder of the Polish people. A famous bearer was the Polish president Lech Wałęsa (1943-).
LEEVI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of LEVI.
LEHI   m   Biblical, Mormon
From an Old Testament place name meaning "jawbone" in Hebrew. It is also used in the Book of Mormon as the name of a prophet.
LEIA   f   Biblical Greek, Popular Culture
Form of LEAH used in the Greek Old Testament. This is the name of a princess in the 'Star Wars' movies by George Lucas, who probably based it on Leah.
LEIF   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Leifr meaning "descendant, heir". Leif Eriksson was a Norse explorer who reached North America in the early 11th century. He was the son of Erik the Red.
LEIFUR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of LEIF.
LEILA   f   Arabic, Persian, English, Georgian
Variant of LAYLA. This spelling was used by Lord Byron for characters in 'The Giaour' (1813) and 'Don Juan' (1819), and it is through him that the name was introduced to the English-speaking world.
LEIV   m   Norwegian
Norwegian variant of LEIF.
LĖJA   f   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LEAH.
LEJLA   f   Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAYLA.
LELIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LAELIA.
LELIO   m   Italian
Italian form of Laelius (see LAELIA).
LEMUEL   m   Biblical, Mormon, Biblical Hebrew
Means "belonging to God" in Hebrew. This was the name of a king briefly mentioned in Proverbs in the Old Testament. In the Book of Mormon it is the name of a son of Lehi and Sariah. It is also borne by the hero of Jonathan Swift's novel 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726).
LENART   m   Slovene
Slovene form of LEONARD.
LENNART   m   Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Low German, Dutch
Swedish and Low German form of LEONARD.
LENNON   m   Scottish, English (Rare)
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Leannáin, which means "descendant of Leannán". The name Leannán means "lover" in Gaelic. This surname was borne by musician John Lennon (1940-1980), a member of the Beatles.
LÉO   m   French
French form of LEO.
LEO   m   German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, English, Croatian, Late Roman
Derived from Latin leo meaning "lion", a cognate of LEON. It was popular among early Christians and was the name of 13 popes, including Saint Leo the Great who asserted the dominance of the Roman bishops (the popes) over all others in the 5th century. It was also borne by six Byzantine emperors and five Armenian kings. Another famous bearer was Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), a Russian novelist whose works include 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina'. Leo is also the name of a constellation and the fifth sign of the zodiac.
LEOCÁDIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LEOCADIA.
LEOCADIA   f   Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name perhaps derived from Greek λευκος (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white". Saint Leocadia was a 3rd-century martyr from Spain.
LEOCADIO   m   Spanish
Masculine form of LEOCADIA.
LEOKADIA   f   Polish
Polish form of LEOCADIA.
LÉON   m   French
French form of LEON.
LEÓN   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LEON. León is also the name of a province in Spain, though the etymology is unrelated.
LEON   m   English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion". During the Christian era this Greek name was merged with the Latin cognate Leo, with the result that the two forms are used somewhat interchangeably across European languages. In England during the Middle Ages this was a common name among Jews. A famous bearer was Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), a Russian Communist revolutionary.
LÉONARD   m   French
French form of LEONARD.
LEONARD   m   English, Dutch, German, Ancient Germanic
Means "brave lion", derived from the Germanic elements levon "lion" 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.
LEONARDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, History
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEONARD. A notable bearer was Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), an Italian artist and scientist of the Renaissance. He is also known as the inventor of several contraptions, including flying machines, as well as the painter of the 'Mona Lisa'. Another famous bearer was Leonardo Fibonacci, a 13th-century Italian mathematician. A more recent bearer is American actor Leonardo DiCaprio (1974-).
LEONAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LEON.
LÉONCE   m   French
French form of LEONTIOS.
LEONCIO   m   Spanish
Spanish form of LEONTIOS.
LEONE (1)   m   Italian
Italian form of LEON.
LEONHARD   m   German
German form of LEONARD. Leonhard Euler was a Swiss mathematician who made many important contributions to calculus, number theory, geometry and theoretical physics.
LEONID   m   Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian form of LEONIDAS.
LEONIDA   m   Italian
Italian form of LEONIDAS.
LÉONIDE   m & f   French
French masculine and feminine form of LEONIDAS.
LÉONIE   f   French
French feminine form of LEONIUS.
LEONIE   f   German, Dutch
German and Dutch feminine form of LEONIUS.
LEONOR   f   Spanish, Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese form of ELEANOR. It was brought to Spain in the 12th-century by Eleanor of England, who married king Alfonso VIII of Castile.
LEONTINA   f   Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of LEONTIUS.
LÉONTINE   f   French
French form of LEONTINA.
LEONTIY   m   Russian
Russian form of LEONTIOS.
LEONTYNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of LÉONTINE. This name was borne by opera singer Leontyne Price (1927-).
LEONZIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LEONTIOS.
LÉOPOLD   m   French
French form of LEOPOLD.
LEOPOLD   m   German, 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).
LEOPOLDO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Italian, Spanish and Portuguese form of LEOPOLD.
LEOŠ   m   Czech
Czech form of LEO.
LETÍCIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LETITIA.
LETICIA   f   Spanish
Spanish form of LETITIA.
LETITIA   f   English
From the Late Latin name Laetitia which meant "joy, happiness". This was the name of an obscure saint, who is revered mainly in Spain. It was in use in England during the Middle Ages, usually in the spelling Lettice, and it was revived in the 18th century.
LETIZIA   f   Italian
Italian form of LETITIA. It was borne by Napoleon Bonaparte's mother.
LETTICE   f   English (Archaic)
Medieval form of LETITIA.
LEUI   m   Biblical Greek
Form of LEVI used in the Greek Bible.
LEVAN   m   Georgian
Georgian form of LEON.
LEVI   m   Hebrew, English, Dutch, Biblical, Biblical Latin
Possibly means "joined, attached" in Hebrew. As told in the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the ancestor of one of the twelve tribes of the Israelites, known as the Levites. This was the tribe that formed the priestly class of the Israelites. The brothers Moses and Aaron were members. In the New Testament this is another name for the apostle Matthew. As an English Christian name, Levi came into use after the Protestant Reformation.
LEVON   m   Armenian
Armenian form of LEON. This was the name of several kings of Cilician Armenia, including the first king Levon I the Magnificent.
LEWIS   m   English
Medieval English form of LOUIS. A famous bearer was Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), the author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. This was also the surname of C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), the author of the 'Chronicles of Narnia'.
LHAMO   f & m   Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "goddess" in Tibetan.
LÍA   f   Galician
Galician form of LEAH.
LIA (1)   f   Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese and Georgian form of LEAH.
LIAM   m   Irish, English
Irish short form of WILLIAM.
LIBOR   m   Czech
Czech form of LIBERIUS.
LIBORIO   m   Italian
Italian form of LIBORIUS.
LÍDIA   f   Portuguese, Catalan, Hungarian
Portuguese, Catalan and Hungarian form of LYDIA.
LIDIA   f   Polish, Italian, Spanish, Romanian
Polish, Italian, Spanish and Romanian form of LYDIA.
LIDIJA   f   Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Slovene, Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of LYDIA.
LIDIYA   f   Russian, Bulgarian
Russian and Bulgarian form of LYDIA.
LIEVEN   m   Flemish
Flemish form of LEOBWIN.
LIEVIN   m   Flemish
Flemish form of LEOBWIN.
LÍGIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of LIGEIA.
LILEAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILI   f   German, French, Hungarian
German, French and Hungarian diminutive of ELISABETH, also sometimes connected to the German word lilie meaning "lily". In Hungarian, it can also be diminutive of KAROLINA or JÚLIA.
LÍLIAN   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant of LILLIAN.
LILIÁNA   f   Hungarian
Hungarian form of LILLIAN.
LILIANE   f   French
French form of LILLIAN.
LILIAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILITA   f   Latvian
Latvian form of LILITH.
LILITH   f   Near Eastern Mythology, Judeo-Christian Legend
Derived from Akkadian lilitu meaning "of the night". This was the name of a demon in ancient Assyrian myths. In Jewish tradition she was Adam's first wife, sent out of Eden and replaced by Eve because she would not submit to him. The offspring of Adam (or Samael) and Lilith were the evil spirits of the world.
LILLIAS   f   Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILLY   f   English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
English variant of LILY. It is also used in Scandinavia, as a form of LILY or a diminutive of ELISABETH.
LINAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LINUS. This is also the Lithuanian word for "flax" (a cognate of the name's root).
LINDA   f   English, Dutch, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Ancient Germanic
Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element linde meaning "soft, tender". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LINO   m   Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of LINUS.
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'.
LIONEL   m   French, English
French diminutive of LÉON. A notable bearer is Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
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