Feminine Names

gender
usage
LEXI f English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA or ALEXIS.
LEXIA f English
Short form of ALEXIA.
LEXIE f English
Diminutive of ALEXANDRA or ALEXIS.
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.
LEYLA f Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kurdish, Persian, Arabic, English (Modern)
Variant of LEILA, and the usual Turkish, Azerbaijani and Kurdish form.
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, German
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".
LIBERATA f Late Roman
Feminine form of LIBERATUS. This was the name of a few early saints, including the patron of Pizzone, Italy.
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 Libuše 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 Latvian, Lithuanian, Slovene, Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Form of LYDIA in several languages.
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 λιγύς (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 Romanian, Spanish
Romanian and Spanish form of LIGEIA.
LIHI f Hebrew
Means "she is mine" in Hebrew.
LIIDIA f Estonian
Estonian form of LYDIA.
LIINA f Estonian, 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 English word for the shrub with purple or white flowers. It is derived via Arabic from Persian.
LILACH f Hebrew
Means "lilac" in Hebrew.
LILAH f English
Variant of LEILA.
LILAVATI f Indian (Rare), 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 and other names containing li. It is also sometimes connected to the German word lilie meaning "lily".
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.
LILIEN f Hungarian
Hungarian form of LILLIAN.
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, Faroese, Finnish
Icelandic, Faroese and Finnish cognate of LILY.
LILJANA f Macedonian
Macedonian form of LILLIAN.
LILLA f Hungarian
Hungarian diminutive of LÍVIA or LÍDIA.
LILLI f German, Danish, Finnish
German, Danish and Finnish variant of LILI.
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, or a diminutive of LILLIAN or ELIZABETH.
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.
LĪNA f Latvian
Short form of names ending with lina.
LINA (1) f Arabic
Means either "palm tree" or "tender" in Arabic.
LINA (2) f English, Italian, Spanish, German, French, Lithuanian, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Short form of names ending in lina.
LINA (3) f Indian, Hindi
Means "absorbed, united" in Sanskrit.
LINDA f English, German, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, Latvian, Finnish, Estonian, 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". In the English-speaking world this name experienced a spike in popularity beginning in the 1930s, peaking in the late 1940s, and declining shortly after that. It was the most popular name for girls in the United States from 1947 to 1952.
LINDE f Dutch
Dutch variant of LINDA.
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 that 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 that 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).
LIOUBOV f Russian
Alternate transcription of Russian Любовь (see LYUBOV).
LIRAZ m & f Hebrew
Means "secret for me" in Hebrew.
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 and its cognates in other languages. 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.... [more]
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.
LIUBOU f Belarusian
Belarusian form of LYUBOV.
LIUBOV f Russian, Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Russian Любовь or Ukrainian Любов (see LYUBOV).
LIUCIJA f Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of LUCIA.
LIUDMILA f Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian
Belarusian form of LYUDMILA, as well as an alternate transcription of Russian Людмила (see LYUDMILA) or Ukrainian Людмила (see LYUDMYLA).
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.
LĪVA f Latvian
Possibly a Latvian form of LIV (1).
LIVA f Danish
Variant of LIV (1).
LIVE f Norwegian
Variant of LIV (1).
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 (Rare)
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.
LIVY (2) 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-).
LIZA f English, Russian, Georgian
Short form of ELIZABETH (English), YELIZAVETA (Russian) or ELISABED (Georgian).
LIZAVETA f Russian
Short form of YELIZAVETA.
LIZBETH f English
Short form of ELIZABETH.
LIZE f Dutch
Short form of ELISABETH.
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, Croatian
Short form of LJILJANA.
LJILJANA f Serbian, Croatian
Derived from South Slavic ljiljan meaning "lily".
LJUBA f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Czech
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 Serbian and Croatian ljubicica meaning "violet".
LJUBINKA f Serbian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix.
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.
LO f Swedish
Short form of LOVISA or other names beginning with Lo.
LOAN (2) f Vietnamese
From Sino-Vietnamese (loan), which refers to a mythological bird.
LOANE f French (Modern)
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 that 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 λωίων (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 Literature
From German Loreley, the name of a rock headland on the Rhine River. It is of uncertain meaning, though the second element is probably old German ley meaning "rock" (of Celtic origin). German romantic poets and songwriters, beginning with Clemens Brentano in 1801, tell that a maiden named the Lorelei lives on the rock and lures boaters 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.
LORIN m & f English
Variant of LOREN.
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.
LORRIN m & f English (Rare)
Variant of LOREN.
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 λωτός (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, Norwegian, 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.
LOVA f Swedish
Short form of LOVISA.
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.
LOVIS f Swedish
Variant of LOVISA.
LOVISA f Swedish
Swedish feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVISE f Norwegian
Norwegian feminine form of LOUIS.
LOVORKA f Croatian
From Croatian lovor meaning "laurel tree".
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.
ĽUBOMÍRA f Slovak
Slovak feminine form of LUBOMÍR.
LUBOMÍRA f Czech
Feminine form of LUBOMÍR.
LUBOV f Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Russian Любовь or Ukrainian/Bulgarian Любов (see LYUBOV).
ĻUBOVA f Latvian
Latvian form of LYUBOV.
LUCA (2) f Hungarian
Hungarian 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, Hungarian
Portuguese and Hungarian form of LUCIA.
LUCÍA f Spanish
Spanish form of LUCIA. This is the most popular name for girls in Spain beginning in 2003.
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.