Feminine Names

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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 or OLENA.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 לִיבֵע (libe) meaning "love", of German origin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LILAC f English (Rare)
From the name of the shrub with purple or white flowers. It is derived via Arabic from Persian.
LILACH f Hebrew
Means "lilac" in Hebrew.
LILAVATI f Indian, Hindi (Rare)
Means "amusing, charming, graceful" in Sanskrit. The 12th-century mathematician Bhaskara named one of his systems of mathematics after his daughter Lilavati. This was also the name of a 13th-century queen of Sri Lanka.
LÍLE f Irish
Irish form of LILY.
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.
LILIA f Spanish, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Spanish and Italian form of LILY, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Лилия or Ukrainian Лілія (see LILIYA).
LÍLIAN f Portuguese (Brazilian)
Portuguese variant of LILLIAN.
LILIAN f & m English, French
English variant of LILLIAN, as well as a French masculine form.
LILIÁNA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of LILLIAN.
LILIANE f French
French form of LILLIAN.
LILIAS f Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILIBET f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LILIBETH f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LILIJA f Lithuanian, Latvian
Lithuanian and Latvian cognate of LILY.
LILIJANA f Slovene
Slovene form of LILLIAN.
LILITA f Latvian
Latvian form of LILITH.
LILITH f Semitic 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.
LILIYA f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Russian, Ukrainian and Bulgarian cognate of LILY.
LILJA f Icelandic, Finnish
Icelandic and Finnish cognate of LILY.
LILJANA f Macedonian
Macedonian form of LILLIAN.
LILLA f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of LÍVIA or LÍDIA.
LILLI f German, Finnish
German variant of LILI and a Finnish variant of LILJA.
LILLIA f English
Short form of LILLIAN or an elaborated form of LILY.
LILLIAN f English
Probably originally a diminutive of ELIZABETH. It may also be considered an elaborated form of LILY, from the Latin word for "lily" lilium. This name has been used in England since the 16th century.
LILLIAS f Scottish
Scottish form of LILLIAN.
LILLIE f English
Variant of LILY.
LILLY f English, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
English variant of LILY. It is also used in Scandinavia, as a form of LILY or a diminutive of ELISABETH.
LILO f German
Short form of LISELOTTE.
LILOU f French
Either a diminutive of French names containing the sound lee or a combination of LILI and LOUISE.
LILY f English
From the name of the flower, a symbol of purity. The word is ultimately derived from Latin lilium.
LILYA f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Лилия or Ukrainian Лілія (see LILIYA).
LILYANA f Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of LILLIAN.
LIM m & f Chinese
Hokkien Chinese form of LIN.
LIMBANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "be strong" in Chewa.
LIMBIKANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "work hard" in Chewa.
LIN m & f Chinese
From Chinese (lín) meaning "forest" or (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem". Other characters can also form this name.
LINA (1) f Arabic
Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.
LINA (2) f English, Italian, Spanish, Lithuanian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LINA (3) f Indian, Hindi
Means "absorbed, united" in Sanskrit.
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 lind meaning "flexible, soft, mild". It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful".
LINDITA f Albanian
Means "the day is born" in Albanian, from lind "to give birth" and ditë "day".
LINDIWE f Southern African, Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Swazi
Means "waited for, awaited" in Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele and Swazi.
LINDSAY f & m English, Scottish
From an English and Scottish surname which was originally derived from the name of the region Lindsey, which means "LINCOLN island" in Old English. As a given name it was typically masculine until the 1960s (in Britain) and 1970s (in America) when it became popular for girls, probably due to its similarity to Linda and because of American actress Lindsay Wagner (1949-).
LINDSEY f & m English, Scottish
Variant of LINDSAY.
LINDY m & f English
Originally this was a masculine name, coming into use in America in 1927 when the dance called the Lindy Hop became popular. The dance was probably named for aviator Charles Lindbergh. Later this name was used as a diminutive of LINDA.
LINE f Danish, Norwegian, French
Short form of CAROLINE and other names ending in line.
LINETTE f English
Variant of LYNETTE.
LING f & m Chinese
From Chinese (líng) meaning "spirit, soul", (líng) meaning "bell, chime", or other Chinese characters which are pronounced similarly.
LINH f & m Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (linh) meaning "spirit, soul".
LINN f Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of LINNÉA and other names containing the same sound.
LINNAEA f English (Rare)
From the word for the type of flower, also called the twinflower (see LINNÉA).
LINNÉA f Swedish
From the name of a flower, also known as the twinflower. The Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus named it after himself, it being his favourite flower.
LINNET f English (Rare)
Either a variant of LYNETTE or else from the name of the small bird, a type of finch.
LINNIE f English
Diminutive of LINDA and other names beginning with Lin.
LINSEY f English
Variant of LINDSAY.
LINZA f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LINDA.
LIOR m & f Hebrew
Means "light for me" in Hebrew.
LIORA f Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIORIT f Hebrew
Strictly feminine form of LIOR.
LIOUBA f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Люба (see LYUBA).
LIRON m & f Hebrew
Means "song for me" or "joy for me" in Hebrew.
LIS f Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
Short form of ELISABET.
LISA f English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian
Short form of ELIZABETH, ELISABETH, ELISABET or ELISABETTA. This is the name of the subject of one of the world's most famous paintings, the 'Mona Lisa', the portrait of Lisa del Giocondo by Leonardo da Vinci.
LISANNE f Dutch
Combination of LISA and ANNE (1).
LISBET f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian short form of ELISABET.
LISBETH f German
German short form of ELISABETH.
LISELOT f Dutch
Dutch variant of LISELOTTE.
LISELOTT f Swedish
Swedish variant of LISELOTTE.
LISETTE f French, English
Diminutive of ÉLISABETH.
LISHA f English
Short form of ALICIA, FELICIA, and other names ending with the same sound.
LISHAN f & m Eastern African, Amharic
Means "award" in Amharic.
LISS f Norwegian
Short form of ELISABET.
LISSA f English
Short form of MELISSA.
LISSI f Danish
Diminutive of ELISABET.
LITA f English
Short form of names ending in lita. This name was brought to the public eye in the 1920s due to Lita Grey (1908-1995), who was the second wife of Charlie Chaplin. Her birth name was Lillita Louise MacMurray.
LITAL f Hebrew
Means "my dew" in Hebrew.
LIUCIJA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LUCIA.
LIUDVIKA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of LUDWIG.
LIÙSAIDH f Scottish
Scottish form of LUCIA.
LIV (1) f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Derived from the Old Norse name Hlíf meaning "protection". Its use has been influenced by the modern Scandinavian word liv meaning "life".
LIV (2) f English
Short form of OLIVIA.
LÍVIA f Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak
Portuguese, Hungarian and Slovak form of LIVIA (1).
LIVIA (1) f Italian, Romanian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LIVIUS. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus.
LIVIA (2) f English
Short form of OLIVIA.
LIVIANA f Italian, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of the Roman family name Livianus, which was itself derived from the family name LIVIUS.
LIVIE f French, Czech
French and Czech feminine form of LIVIUS.
LIVNA f Hebrew
Means "white" in Hebrew.
LIVNAT f Hebrew
Variant of LIVNA.
LIVVY f English
Diminutive of OLIVIA.
LIWIA f Polish
Polish form of LIVIA (1).
LIZ f English
Short form of ELIZABETH. This is the familiar name of actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-).
LIZAVETA f Russian
Short form of YELIZAVETA.
LIZBETH f English
Short form of ELIZABETH.
LIZETTE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LIZZIE f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LIZZY f English
Diminutive of ELIZABETH.
LJERKA f Croatian, Serbian, Slovene
Derived from South Slavic lijer meaning "lily".
LJILJA f Serbian
Short form of LJILJANA.
LJILJANA f Serbian, Croatian
Derived from South Slavic ljiljan meaning "lily".
LJUBA f Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovene, Macedonian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love".
LJUBENA f Macedonian
Macedonian feminine form of LYUBEN.
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".
LJUDMILA f Slovene
Slovene form of LUDMILA.
LLEUCU f Welsh
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from LLEU. This name appears in the 14th-century poem 'Marwnad Lleucu Llwyd', written by Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen for his deceased lover Lleucu Llwyd.
LLEWELLA f Welsh
Feminine form of LLYWELYN.
LLINOS f Welsh
Means "linnet, finch" in Welsh. The linnet (species Linaria cannabina) is a small European bird in the finch family.
LLÚCIA f Catalan
Catalan form of LUCIA.
LLUÏSA f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of LOUIS.
LOANE f French (Rare)
Feminine form of ELOUAN.
LOCHANA f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of LOCHAN.
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.
LOIDA f Spanish
Spanish form of LOIS (1).
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.
LOLA f Spanish, English
Diminutive of DOLORES.
LOLICIA f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of LOLA.
LOLITA f Spanish
Diminutive of LOLA.
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).
LONE f Danish
Short form of ABELONE.
LONGINA f Polish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of LONGINUS.
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.
LORAYNE f English
Variant of LORRAINE.
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.
LOREN m & f English
Either a short form of LAURENCE (1) (masculine) or a variant of LAUREN (feminine).
LORENA (1) f Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian
Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian 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').
LORENE f English
Elaboration of LORA.
LORENZA f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
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.
LORINDA f English
Elaboration of LORA.
LORITA f Italian
Either a diminutive of LORA or a variant of LORETO.
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).
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.
LOTTA f Swedish, Finnish
Short form of CHARLOTTA.
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.
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.
LOUNA f French (Modern)
Possibly a variant of LUNA.
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.
LOVE (2) f English
Simply from the English word love, derived from Old English lufu.
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.
LOWRI f Welsh
Welsh form of LAURA.
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
Alternate transcription of Russian/Ukrainian Люба (see LYUBA).
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.
LUCA (2) f Hungarian, Croatian
Hungarian and Croatian form of LUCIA.
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 Italian
Diminutive of LUCE. Shakespeare used this name for a character in his play 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona' (1594).
LUCETTE f French
Diminutive of LUCIE.
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.
LUCIE f French, Czech
French and Czech form of LUCIA.
LUCIENNE f French
Feminine form of LUCIEN.
LŪCIJA f Latvian
Latvian form of LUCIA.
LUCIJA f Slovene, Croatian
Slovene and Croatian form of LUCIA.
LUCILA f Spanish
Spanish form of LUCILLA.
LUCÍLIA f Portuguese
Portuguese feminine form of LUCILIUS.
LUCILIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of 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
Alternate transcription of Armenian Լուսինե (see LUSINE).
LUCINEH f Armenian
Alternate transcription of Armenian Լուսինե (see LUSINE).
ŁUCJA f Polish
Polish feminine form of LUCIUS.
LUCJA f Polish
Variant of ŁUCJA.
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.
LUCREZIA f Italian
Italian form of LUCRETIA.
LUCY f English
English form of LUCIA, in use since the Middle Ages.