Feminine Names

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KYLLIKKI f Finnish, Finnish Mythology
Derived from Finnish kyllä "abundance" or kyllin "enough". This is the name of a character in the Finnish epic the 'Kalevala'.
KYO m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or or (see KYOU).
KYOU m & f Japanese
From Japanese (kyou) meaning "unite, cooperate", (kyou) meaning "capital city", (kyou) meaning "village", (kyou) meaning "apricot", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
KYRA f English
Variant of KIRA (2), sometimes considered a feminine form of CYRUS.
KYRIAKE f Greek
Alternate transcription of Greek Κυριακη (see KYRIAKI).
KYRIAKI f Greek
Feminine form of KYRIAKOS.
KYRIE m & f English (Modern)
From the name of a Christian prayer, also called the Kyrie eleison meaning "Lord, have mercy". It is ultimately from Greek κυριος (kyrios) meaning "lord". In America it was popularized as a masculine name by basketball player Kyrie Irving (1992-), whose name is pronounced differently than the prayer.
KYUNG m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see GYEONG).
KYUNG-HEE f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 경희 (see GYEONG-HUI).
KYUNG-JA f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 경자 (see GYEONG-JA).
KYUNG-SOOK f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 경숙 (see GYEONG-SUK).
KYVELI f Greek
Modern Greek form of CYBELE.
LAARNI f Filipino, Tagalog
Meaning unknown.
LABONI f Bengali
From Sanskrit लावण्य (lavanya) meaning "beauty, loveliness, charm".
LACEY f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of LACY.
LACHESIS f Greek Mythology
Means "apportioner" in Greek. She was one of the three Fates or Μοιραι (Moirai) in Greek mythology. She was responsible for deciding how long each person had to live.
LACHINA f Scottish
Feminine form of LACHLAN.
LACI (2) f English
Variant of LACY.
LACY f & m English
From a surname that was derived from Lassy, the name of a town in Normandy. The name of the town was Gaulish in origin, perhaps deriving from a personal name that was Latinized as Lascius.
LADA f Slavic Mythology, Czech, Russian, Croatian
Meaning uncertain. This was the name of a Slavic fertility goddess. It can also be a diminutive of VLADISLAVA or VLADIMIRA.
LADISLAVA f Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak feminine form of VLADISLAV.
LADONNA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name DONNA.
LAELIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Laelius, a Roman family name of unknown meaning. This is also the name of a type of flower, an orchid found in Mexico and Central America.
LÆRKE f Danish
Means "lark" in Danish.
LAËTITIA f French
French form of LAETITIA.
LAETITIA f Late Roman, French
Original form of LETITIA, as well as a French variant.
LAGINA f African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name GINA.
LAGLE f Estonian
Means "goose" in Estonian.
LAHJA f Finnish
Means "gift" in Finnish.
LAIA f Catalan
Catalan diminutive of EULALIA.
LÁILÁ f Sami
Sami variant form of HELGA.
LAILA (2) f Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LÁILÁ.
LAIMA f Lithuanian, Latvian, Baltic Mythology
From Latvian laime and Lithuanian laima, which mean "luck, fate". This was the name of the Latvian and Lithuanian goddess of fate, luck, pregnancy and childbirth. She was the sister of the goddesses Dēkla and Kārta, who were also associated with fate.
LAIMUTĖ f Lithuanian
Lithuanian diminutive of LAIMA.
LAINE f Estonian
Means "wave" in Estonian.
LAKE m & f English (Rare)
From the English word lake, for the inland body of water. It is ultimately derived from Latin lacus.
LAKEISHA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KEISHA.
LAKESHIA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KESHIA.
LAKISHA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name KISHA.
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.
LALA f Bulgarian
From a South Slavic word meaning "tulip". It is derived via Turkish from Persian لاله (laleh).
LALAGE f Literature
Derived from Greek λαλαγεω (lalageo) meaning "to babble, to prattle". The Roman poet Horace used this name in one of his odes.
LALE f Turkish
Means "tulip" in Turkish, of Persian origin.
LALEH f Persian
Means "tulip" in Persian.
LALI f Georgian
Means "ruby" in Georgian, of Sanskrit origin.
LALIA f English (Rare)
Short form of EULALIA.
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.
LALLA f Literature
Derived from Persian لاله (laleh) meaning "tulip". This was the name of the heroine of Thomas Moore's poem 'Lalla Rookh' (1817). In the poem, Lalla, the daughter of the emperor of Delhi, listens to a poet sing four tales.
LALLIE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LALLY f English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LAMIA (1) f Arabic
Means "shining, radiant" in Arabic.
LAMIA (2) f Greek Mythology
Possibly from Greek λαιμος (laimos) "throat". In Greek mythology this is the name of a queen of Libya who was a mistress of Zeus. Hera, being jealous, kills Lamia's children, causing her to go mad and transform into a monster that hunts the children of others.
LAMIJA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAMIA (1).
LAMIS f Arabic
Means "soft" in Arabic.
LAMYA f Arabic
Means "having beautiful dark lips" in Arabic.
LAN (1) f & m Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lán) meaning "orchid, elegant" (which is usually only feminine) or (lán) meaning "mountain mist". Other Chinese characters can form this name as well. As a Vietnamese name, it is derived from Sino-Vietnamese meaning "orchid".
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).
LANEY f English
Diminutive of ELAINE.
LÀNH m & f Vietnamese
Means "good, favourable, gentle" in Vietnamese.
LANI f Hawaiian
Means "sky, heaven, royal, majesty" in Hawaiian.
LAOISE f Irish
Possibly a newer form of LUIGSECH. It is also used as an Irish form of Louise.
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).
LARAINE f English
Variant of LORRAINE.
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.
LARK f English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of songbird.
LARUNDA f Roman Mythology
Possibly connected to Greek λαλεω (laleo) "to talk, to chatter", or the Latin term Lares referring to minor guardian gods. In Roman mythology Larunda or Lara was a water nymph who was overly talkative. She revealed to Juno that her husband Jupiter was having an affair with Juturna, so Jupiter had Larunda's tongue removed. By the god Mercury she had two children, who were Lares.
LARYSA f Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LARISA.
LASHAWN f & m African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHAWN.
LASHONDA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHONDA.
LĀSMA f Latvian
From Latvian lāsmot meaning "to sparkle".
LATA f Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "vine, creeping plant" in Sanskrit.
LATANYA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TANYA.
LATASHA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TASHA.
LATEEFAH f Arabic
Alternate transcription of Arabic لطيفة (see LATIFA).
LATIFA f Arabic
Feminine form of LATIF.
LATIFAH f Arabic
Feminine form of LATIF.
LATİFE f Turkish
Turkish feminine form of LATIF.
LATONA f Roman Mythology
Latin form of LETO.
LATONYA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TONYA.
LATOYA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name TOYA.
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, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, 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]
LAURAINE f English (Rare)
Variant of LORRAINE influenced by the spelling of LAURA.
LAURE f French
French form of LAURA.
LAUREEN f English
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAUREL f English
From the name of the laurel tree, ultimately from Latin laurus.
LAUREN f & m English
Variant or feminine form of LAURENCE (1). Originally a masculine name, it was first popularized as a feminine name by actress Betty Jean Perske (1924-), who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.
LAURENA f English (Rare)
Elaboration of LAUREN.
LAURENCE (2) f French
French feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENE f English
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURENTIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURESSA f English (Rare)
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURETTA f Italian
Italian diminutive of LAURA.
LAURETTE f French
French diminutive of LAURA.
LAURIE f & m English, Dutch
Diminutive of LAURA or LAURENCE (1).
LAURINE f French
Diminutive of LAURE.
LAURISSA f English (Rare)
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURITA f Spanish
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAVANYA f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Means "beauty, grace" in Sanskrit.
LAVENDER f English (Rare)
From the English word for the aromatic flower or the pale purple colour.
LAVERN m & f English
Variant of LAVERNE.
LAVERNA f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Laverna was the Roman goddess of thieves and thievery.
LAVERNE f & m English
From a surname that 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".
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.
LAVONNE f English
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name YVONNE.
LAVRA f Slovene
Slovene form of LAURA.
LAWAHIZ f Arabic (Rare)
Means "glances" in Arabic.
LAWAN f Thai
Possibly means "beautiful" in Thai.
LAWANDA f African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name WANDA.
LAXMI f & m Indian, Telugu, Marathi, Hindi, Nepali
Alternate transcription of Telugu లక్ష్మి or Marathi/Hindi लक्ष्मी (see LAKSHMI), as well as the most common Nepali transcription.
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.
LÉA f French
French form of LEAH.
LEA f German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Hebrew
Form of LEAH used in several languages.
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 be related to Akkadian littu meaning "cow". 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 younger sister Rachel, who he preferred. Leah later offered Jacob her handmaid Zilpah in order for him to conceive more children.... [more]
LÉAN f Irish
Irish form of HELEN.
LÉANE f French (Modern)
Possibly a combination of LÉA and ANNE (1).
LEANN f English
Combination of LEE and ANN.
LEANNA f English
Probably this was originally a variant of LIANA. It is now often considered a combination of LEE and ANNA.
LEANNE f English
Combination of LEE and ANNE (1).
LEATRICE f English
Possibly a combination of LEAH and BEATRICE. This name was first brought to public attention by the American actress Leatrice Joy (1893-1985).
LEDA f Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown. In Greek myth she was the mother of Castor, Pollux, Helen and Clytemnestra by the god Zeus, who came upon her in the form of a swan.
LEE m & f English
From a surname that was derived from Old English leah meaning "clearing". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In his honour, it has been commonly used as a given name in the American South.
LEEANN f English
Combination of LEE and ANN.
LEEBA f Yiddish
Alternate transcription of Yiddish ליבאַ (see LIBA).
LEELA f Indian, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Alternate transcription of LILA (1).
LEELO f Estonian
Means "folk song" in Estonian.
LEENA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of HELENA or MATLEENA.
LEESA f English
Variant of LISA.
LEHUA f & m Hawaiian
Means "ohia flower" in Hawaiian.
LEI (1) m & f Hawaiian
Means "flowers, lei, child" in Hawaiian.
LEI (2) m & f Chinese
From Chinese (lěi) meaning "pile of stones" (which is typically masculine) or (lěi) meaning "bud" (typically feminine). Other characters can also form this name.
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.
LEIGH f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of LEE.
LEIGHTON f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of LAYTON.
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.
LEILANI f & m Hawaiian
Means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and lani "heaven, sky, royal, majesty".
LEIMOMI f Hawaiian
Means "pearl lei" or "pearl child" from Hawaiian lei "flowers, lei, child" and momi "pearl".
LEIRE f Basque, Spanish
Basque form and Spanish variant of LEYRE.
LEITH m & f English (Rare)
From a surname, originally from the name of a Scottish town (now a district of Edinburgh), which is derived from Gaelic lìte "wet, damp". It is also the name of the river that flows though Edinburgh.
LĖJA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LEAH.
LEJLA f Bosnian
Bosnian form of LAYLA.
LELA (1) f Georgian
Meaning uncertain, possibly from the name of a type of plant.
LELA (2) f English
Variant of LEILA.
LELIA f Italian
Italian form of LAELIA.
LELISE f Eastern African, Oromo
Feminine form of LELISA.
LEMPI f Finnish
Means "love" in Finnish.
LÉNA f French, Hungarian
French and Hungarian form of LENA.
LENA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
LENE f German, Danish, Norwegian
German, Danish and Norwegian short form of HELENE or MAGDALENE.
LENI f German
German diminutive of HELENE or MAGDALENA.
LENKA f Czech, Slovak
Originally a diminutive of MAGDALÉNA or HELENA. It is now used as an independent name.
LENNON m & f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Leannáin, which means "descendant of Leannán". The name Leannán means "lover" in Irish. This surname was borne by musician John Lennon (1940-1980), a member of the Beatles.
LENNOX m & f Scottish, English (Modern)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the name of a district in Scotland. The district, called Leamhnachd in Gaelic, possibly means "place of elms".
LENORA f English
Short form of ELENORA.
LENORE f English
Short form of ELEANOR. This was the name of the departed love of the narrator in Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'The Raven' (1845).
LENUȚA f Romanian
Romanian diminutive of ELENA.
LEOCÁDIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of LEOCADIA.
LEOCADIA f Spanish, Late Roman
Late Latin name that might be derived from the name of the Greek island of Leucadia or from Greek λευκος (leukos) meaning "bright, clear, white" (which is also the root of the island's name). Saint Leocadia was a 3rd-century martyr from Spain.
LEOFFLÆD f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and flæd "beauty".
LEOFGYÐ f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof "dear, agreeable, beloved" and gyð "battle".
LEOKADIA f Polish
Polish form of LEOCADIA.
LEOLA f English
Feminine form of LEO.
LEONA f English, German, Czech
Feminine form of LEON.
LEONARDA f Italian
Feminine form of LEONARDO.
LÉONE f French
French feminine form of LEON.
LEONE (2) f English
Variant of LEONA.
LEONIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of LEONIUS.
LÉONIDE m & f French (Rare)
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.
LÉONNE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of LÉON.
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.
LEONORA f Italian
Italian short form of ELEANOR.
LEONORE f German
German short form of ELEANOR.
LEONTINA f Italian, Late Roman
Feminine form of LEONTIUS.
LÉONTINE f French
French form of LEONTINA.
LEONTÝNA f Czech
Czech form of LEONTINA.
LEONTYNE f English (Rare)
Variant of LÉONTINE. This name was borne by opera singer Leontyne Price (1927-).
LÉOPOLDINE f French
French feminine form of LEOPOLD.
LERA f Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of VALERIYA.
LERATO f Southern African, Sotho
Means "love" in Sotho.
LESEDI f Southern African, Tswana
Means "light" in Tswana.
LESIA f English
Short form of ALESIA.
LESŁAWA f Polish
Short form of LECHOSŁAWA.
LESLEY f & m English
Variant of LESLIE.
LESLIE f & m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from a Scottish place name, probably derived from Gaelic leas celyn meaning "garden of holly". It has been used as a given name since the 19th century. In America it was more common as a feminine name after the 1940s.
LESSIE f English
Diminutive of names containing the sound les, such as LESLIE.
LESTARI f Indonesian
Means "eternal, abiding" in Indonesian.
LESYA f Ukrainian
Diminutive of OLEKSANDRA.
LETA f English
Possibly derived from Latin laetus meaning "glad". Otherwise, it could be a short form of names ending in leta.
LETHA f English
Possibly a short form of ALETHA.
LETÍCIA f Portuguese, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of LETITIA.
LETICIA f Spanish
Spanish form of LETITIA.
LETITIA f English
From the Late Latin name Laetitia meaning "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.
LETO f Greek Mythology
Possibly from Lycian lada meaning "wife". Other theories connect it to Greek ληθω (letho) meaning "hidden, forgotten". In Greek mythology she was the mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus.
LETTICE f English (Archaic)
Medieval form of LETITIA.
LETTIE f English
Diminutive of LETTICE.
LETTY f English
Diminutive of LETTICE.
LEUTGARD f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LUITGARD.
LEWELLA f Welsh
Variant of LLEWELLA.
LEXA f English
Short form of ALEXANDRA or ALEXA.
LEXI f English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA or ALEXIS.
LEXIA f English
Short form of ALEXIA.
LEXIE f English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
LEXINE f English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA.
LEXUS f English
Short form of ALEXUS. Its use has been influenced by the Lexus brand name (a line of luxury automobiles made by Toyota).
LEXY f English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA or ALEXIS.
LEYRE f Spanish
From the name of a mountain in Navarre in northern Spain, the site of the old monastery of San Salvador of Leyre. It is from Basque Leire, possibly derived from Latin legionarius meaning "pertaining to a legion".
LHAMO f & m Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "goddess" in Tibetan.
LI (1) f & m Chinese
From Chinese () meaning "reason, logic", () meaning "stand, establish", () meaning "black, dawn", () meaning "power, capability, influence" (which is usually only masculine) or () meaning "beautiful" (usually only feminine). Other Chinese characters are also possible.
LI (2) f & m Hebrew
Means "to me" in Hebrew.
LÍA f Galician
Galician form of LEAH.
LIA (1) f Italian, Portuguese, Georgian, Greek, Biblical Latin
Italian, Portuguese, Georgian and Greek form of LEAH.
LIA (2) f Italian, Dutch
Short form of ROSALIA, JULIA, and other names ending in lia.
LÍADÁIN f Irish
Variant of LÍADAN.
LÍADAN f Irish
Means "grey lady" in Irish Gaelic. In Irish legend she was a poetess who became a nun, but then missed her lover Cuirithir so much that she died of grief.
LIAN (2) m & f Chinese
From Chinese (lián) meaning "lotus, water lily", (lián) meaning "waterfall", or other Chinese characters that are pronounced similarly.
LIAN (3) f Hebrew
Probably a Hebrew form of LEANNE.
LIĀNA f Latvian
Short form of JULIĀNA.
LIANA f Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, English
Short form of JULIANA, LILIANA, and other names that end in liana. This is also the word for a type of vine that grows in jungles.
LIANE f German
Short form of JULIANE.
LIAT f Hebrew
Means "you are mine" in Hebrew.
LIBA f Yiddish
From Yiddish ליבע (libe) meaning "love".
LIBBIE f English
Variant of LIBBY.
LIBBY f English
Originally a medieval diminutive of Ibb, itself a diminutive of ISABEL. It is also used as a diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LIBĚNA f Czech
Derived from Czech libý meaning "pleasant, nice", from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LIBERIA f Late Roman
Feminine form of LIBERIUS.
LIBERTY f English
Simply from the English word liberty, derived from Latin libertas, a derivative of liber "free". Interestingly, since 1880 this name has charted on the American popularity lists in three different periods: in 1918 (at the end of World War I), in 1976 (the American bicentennial), and after 2001 (during the War on Terrorism).
LIBI f Hebrew
Means "my heart" in Hebrew.
LIBITINA f Roman Mythology
Meaning unknown. Libitina was the Roman goddess of funerals, corpses and death.
LIBORIA f Italian
Italian feminine form of LIBORIUS.
LIBUŠE f Czech
Derived from Czech libý meaning "pleasant, nice", from the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love". In Czech legend Lubuše was the founder of Prague.
LÍDA f Czech
Czech diminutive of LUDMILA.
LIDDY f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH or LYDIA.
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.
LIDKA f Polish
Polish diminutive of LIDIA.
LIDMILA f Czech
Variant of LUDMILA.
LIDOCHKA f Russian
Russian diminutive of LIDIYA.
LIDZIYA f Belarusian
Belarusian form of LYDIA.
LIEKE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ANGELIQUE or names ending in lia.
LIÊN f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (liên) meaning "lotus, water lily".
LIEN f Dutch
Short form of CAROLIEN and other names ending in lien.
LIEPA f Lithuanian
Means "linden tree" or "July" in Lithuanian.
LIES f German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESA f German
German diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESBETH f Dutch
Dutch variant of ELISABETH.
LIESE f German, Dutch
German and Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESEL f German
German diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESJE f Dutch
Dutch diminutive of ELISABETH.
LIESL f German
German short form of ELISABETH.
LIEVE f Dutch
Short form of GODELIEVE.
LĪGA f Latvian
From the Latvian holiday Līgo, celebrated at the summer solstice.
LIGAYA f Filipino, Tagalog
Means "happiness" in Tagalog.
LIGEIA f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λιγυς (ligys) meaning "clear-voiced, shrill, whistling". This was the name of one of the Sirens in Greek legend. It was also used by Edgar Allan Poe in his story 'Ligeia' (1838).
LÍGIA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of LIGEIA.
LIGIA f Spanish
Spanish form of LIGEIA.
LIHI f Hebrew
Means "she is mine" in Hebrew.
LIINA f Finnish
Short form of KAROLIINA.
LIIS f Estonian
Estonian short form of ELIISABET.
LIISA f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian short form of ELISABET or ELIISABET.
LIISI f Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian diminutive of ELISABET or ELIISABET.
LIISU f Estonian
Estonian diminutive of ELIISABET.
LIJSBETH f Dutch
Dutch form of ELIZABETH.
LILA (1) f Indian, Hindi
Means "play, amusement" in Sanskrit.
LILA (2) f English
Variant of LEILA.