Masculine Names

gender
usage
KLAOS m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of NICHOLAS.
KLAS m Swedish
Swedish short form of NICHOLAS.
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.
KLAUS-PETER m German
Combination of KLAUS and PETER.
KLĀVS m Latvian
Short form of NIKLĀVS.
KLEISTHENES m Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of CLEISTHENES.
KLEITOS m Ancient Greek
Means "splendid, famous" in Greek. This was the name of one of the generals of Alexander the Great. He was killed by Alexander in a dispute.
KLEMEN m Slovene
Slovene form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLEMENS m German, Polish
German 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).
KLEON m Ancient Greek
Greek form of CLEON.
KLEOPATROS m Ancient Greek
Greek masculine form of CLEOPATRA.
KLIM m Russian, Ukrainian
Short form of KLIMENT.
KLIMENT m Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Macedonian
Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Macedonian form of Clemens (see CLEMENT).
KLOPAS m Biblical Greek
Form of CLOPAS used in the Greek New Testament.
KNOX m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Old English cnocc "round hill".
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.
KNÚTR m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of KNUT.
KOA m Hawaiian
Means "warrior, koa tree" in Hawaiian.
KOBA m Georgian
Diminutive of IAKOB.
KOBE (1) m Dutch
Dutch diminutive of JAKOB.
KOBE (2) m Various
From the name of the city in Japan. The parents of basketball player Kobe Bryant (1978-2020) chose this name after seeing Kobe beef (which is from the Japanese city) on a menu.
KOBUS m Dutch
Diminutive of JACOBUS.
KOEN m Dutch
Short form of KOENRAAD.
KOENRAAD m Dutch
Dutch form of CONRAD.
KOERT m Dutch
Short form of KOENRAAD.
KOFI m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Friday" in Akan.
KOHAKU f & m Japanese
From Japanese 琥珀 (kohaku) meaning "amber".
KOIOS m Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from Greek κοῖος (koios), also spelled ποῖος (poios), a questioning word meaning approximately "of what kind?". This was the name of a Titan god of intelligence in Greek mythology.
KOIT m Estonian
Means "dawn" in Estonian.
KŌJI m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "prosperous", () meaning "happiness, good luck" or () meaning "peace" combined with (ji) meaning "officer, boss", (ji) meaning "two" or (ji) meaning "next". This name can also be formed from many other combinations of kanji characters.
KOJI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 浩司 or 浩二 or 康二 or 幸次 or 光司 (see KŌJI).
KŌKI m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "light" or () meaning "happiness, good luck" combined with (ki) meaning "hope" or (ki) meaning "brightness". This name can be formed from other combinations of kanji characters as well.
KOLDO m Basque
Short form of KOLDOBIKA.
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.
KOLOS m Hungarian
Diminutive of MIKLÓS.
KOLYA m Russian
Diminutive of NIKOLAI.
KOMANG m & f Balinese
Meaning unknown. This name is traditionally given to the third-born child in Balinese families.
KONANI m & f Hawaiian
Means "bright" in Hawaiian.
KONDRAT m Polish (Archaic)
Archaic Polish form of CONRAD.
KONDWANI m & f Southern African, Chewa, Tumbuka
Means "be happy, rejoice" in Chewa and Tumbuka.
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.
KONSTA m Finnish
Short form of KONSTANTIN.
KONSTANTINAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINE m Georgian
Georgian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTINOS m Greek
Greek form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTĪNS m Latvian
Latvian form of Constantinus (see CONSTANTINE).
KONSTANTY m Polish
Polish form of CONSTANTINE.
KOOS m Dutch
Diminutive of JACOB.
KOPPÁNY m Hungarian
Possibly of Turkic origin meaning "great, tall".
KOPPEL m Yiddish
Yiddish diminutive of JACOB.
KORALO m Esperanto
Means "coral" in Esperanto, ultimately from Latin corallium.
KORAY m Turkish
Means "ember moon" in Turkish.
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).
KÖRBL m German
Diminutive of KORBINIAN.
KORD m German
German contracted form of CONRAD.
KORESH m Biblical Hebrew
Form of CYRUS used in the Hebrew Bible.
KOREY m English
Variant of COREY.
KÓRI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse name of unknown meaning.
KORNÉL m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CORNELIUS.
KORNEL m Polish, Slovak
Polish and Slovak form of CORNELIUS.
KORNELI m Georgian
Georgian form of CORNELIUS.
KORY m English
Variant of COREY.
KOSMAS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of COSMAS.
KOSTA m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTADIN m Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian variant of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTANDIN m Albanian
Albanian form of CONSTANTINE.
KOSTAS m Greek, Lithuanian
Greek short form of KONSTANTINOS and Lithuanian short form of KONSTANTINAS.
KOSTIS m Greek
Short form of KONSTANTINOS.
KOSTYA m Russian
Russian diminutive of KONSTANTIN.
KOSTYANTYN m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CONSTANTINE.
KŌSUKE m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "peace", () meaning "filial piety, obedience" or () meaning "prosperous" combined with (suke) meaning "forerunner, herald". This name can also be formed from other combinations of kanji characters.
KOSUKE m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 康介 or 孝介 or 浩介 or 公介 (see KŌSUKE).
KŌTA m Japanese
From Japanese () meaning "peace" and (ta) meaning "thick, big". Other kanji combinations are possible.
KOU m Hmong
Means "gold" in Hmong.
KOUJI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 浩司 or 浩二 or 康二 or 幸次 or 光司 (see KŌJI).
KOUKI m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 光希 or 幸輝 (see KŌKI).
KOUROSH m Persian
Persian form of CYRUS.
KOUSUKE m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 康介 or 孝介 or 浩介 or 公介 (see KŌSUKE).
KOUTA m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 康太 (see KŌTA).
KRASIMIR m Bulgarian, Medieval Slavic
Derived from the Slavic elements krasa "beauty, adornment" and miru "peace, world".
KRASTIO m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Кръстьо (see KRASTYO).
KRASTYO m Bulgarian
Derived from Bulgarian кръст (krast) meaning "cross". This is a translation of the Greek name Stavros.
KRATOS m Greek Mythology
Means "power, strength" in Greek. In Greek mythology this is the name of one of the children of Styx and Pallas.
KREIOS m Greek Mythology
Possibly derived from either Greek κρείων (kreion) meaning "lord, master" or κριός (krios) meaning "ram, male sheep". This was the name of a Titan in Greek mythology.
KREŠIMIR m Croatian
From the Slavic elements kresu "spark, light, rouse" and miru "peace, world". This was the name of four kings of Croatia.
KRESIMIR m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of KREŠIMIR.
KRESKES m Biblical Greek
Form of CRESCENS used in the Greek New Testament.
KREŠO m Croatian
Diminutive of KREŠIMIR.
KRESTEN m Danish
Danish variant of CHRISTIAN.
KRIKOR m Armenian
Western Armenian transcription of GRIGOR.
KRIS m & f English, Flemish, Danish
Short form of KRISTIAN, KRISTOFFER, and other names beginning with Kris.
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.
KRIŠJĀNIS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISNA m Indonesian
Indonesian form of KRISHNA.
KRIŠS m Latvian
Diminutive of KRIŠJĀNIS.
KRISTAPS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTAQ m Albanian
Albanian form of CHRISTAKIS.
KRISTEN (1) m Danish, Norwegian
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTER m Swedish
Swedish variant of CHRISTER.
KRISTIÁN m Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIAN m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Bulgarian
Scandinavian and Finnish form of CHRISTIAN, as well as a Bulgarian variant form.
KRISTIĀNS m Latvian
Latvian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIJAN m Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian
Serbian, Croatian, Slovene and Macedonian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIJONAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTIYAN m Bulgarian
Bulgarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJÁN m Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTJAN m Estonian, Slovene
Estonian and Slovene form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISTO m Albanian, Estonian
Short form of KRISTOFOR (Albanian) or KRISTJAN (Estonian). Saint Kristo the Gardiner (also called Christos) was an Albanian martyred in Constantinople in 1748.
KRIŠTOF m Slovene, Slovak
Slovene and Slovak form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTÓF m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTÓFER m Icelandic
Icelandic form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOFER m Swedish
Swedish variant form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOFFER m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Scandinavian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTOFOR m Croatian (Rare), Albanian
Croatian and Albanian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISTUPAS m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRISZTIÁN m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTIAN.
KRISZTOFER m Hungarian
Hungarian form of CHRISTOPHER (borrowed from English).
KRONOS m Greek Mythology
Greek form of CRONUS.
KRSTE m Macedonian
Macedonian form of KRSTO.
KRSTO m Croatian, Serbian
From Serbo-Croatian крст (krst) meaning "cross" (a word that is more common in Serbian). It could also be a short form of KRISTIJAN or KRISTOFOR.
KRUNO m Croatian
Short form of KRUNOSLAV.
KRUNOSLAV m Croatian
Derived from the Slavic elements kruna "crown" (a derivative of Latin corona) and slava "glory".
KRYSPIN m Polish
Polish form of CRISPIN.
KRYSTIAN m Polish
Polish form of CHRISTIAN.
KRYŠTOF m Czech
Czech form of CHRISTOPHER.
KRYSTYN m Polish (Rare)
Polish variant of CHRISTIAN.
KRZYŚ m Polish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KRZYSIEK m Polish
Diminutive of KRZYSZTOF.
KRZYSZTOF m Polish
Polish form of CHRISTOPHER.
KSAWERY m Polish
Polish form of XAVIER.
KSHATHRA VAIRYA m Persian Mythology
Ancient Avestan form of SHAHRIVAR.
KSHITIJ m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "born of the earth" or "horizon" in Sanskrit.
KUBA m Polish
Polish diminutive of JAKUB.
KUBİLAY m Turkish
Turkish form of KUBLAI.
KUBLAI m History
From the Mongolian name Khubilai, of unknown meaning. This was the name of a 13th-century grandson of Genghis Khan (being the son of his son Tolui), and the fifth ruler of the Mongol Empire. He is also considered the first ruler of the Chinese Yuan dynasty.
KUDRET m Turkish
Means "power, might" in Turkish, ultimately from Persian.
KUKULKAN m Mayan Mythology
Means "feathered serpent" in Mayan. This is the name of snake god in Maya legend, roughly equivalent to Quetzalcoatl in Aztec mythology.
KULAP f & m Thai
Means "rose" in Thai (of Persian origin).
KULDEEP m Indian (Sikh)
From Sanskrit कुल (kula) meaning "family" and दीप (dipa) meaning "lamp, light".
KUMARA m Hinduism
Derived from Sanskrit कुमार (kumara) meaning "boy, son". In Hindu texts this is an epithet of both the fire god Agni and the war god Skanda.
KUMARAN m Tamil, Indian, Malayalam
Tamil and Malayalam variant of KUMARA.
KUMBUKANI m & f Southern African, Chewa
Means "remember" in Chewa.
KUN f & m Chinese
From Chinese (kūn) meaning "earth, female", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
KUNALA m Sanskrit
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit. This was the name of a son of the 3rd-century BC Indian emperor Ashoka.
KUNIBERT m German (Rare), Ancient Germanic
Derived from the Germanic elements kuni "clan, family" and beraht "bright".
KUNO m German, Ancient Germanic
Short form of names beginning with the Germanic element kuni meaning "clan, family". It can also be a short form of KONRAD.
KUNZANG m & f Tibetan, Bhutanese
Means "all good, ever excellent" in Tibetan.
KURO m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 九郎 (see KURŌ).
KURŌ m Japanese
From Japanese (ku) meaning "nine" and () meaning "son". This name was traditionally given to the ninth son. Other combinations of kanji characters are also possible.
KUROSH m Persian
Alternate transcription of Persian کورش (see KOUROSH).
KUROU m Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji 九郎 (see KURŌ).
KURT m German, English
German contracted form of CONRAD. A famous bearer was the American musician Kurt Cobain (1967-1994).
KURTIS m English
Variant of CURTIS.
KURUSH m Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of CYRUS.
KUSTAA m Finnish
Finnish form of GUSTAV.
KUSTI m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of KUSTAA or AUKUSTI.
KUSUMA m & f Indonesian
Derived from Sanskrit कुसुम (kusuma) meaning "flower".
KUWAT m Javanese
Means "strong" in Javanese.
KUZEY m Turkish
Means "north" in Turkish.
KUZMA m Russian
Russian form of COSMAS.
KUZMAN m Bulgarian, Serbian, Macedonian
Bulgarian, Serbian and Macedonian form of COSMAS.
KVĚTOSLAV m Czech
Derived from the Slavic elements cvetu "flower" and slava "glory".
KVETOSLAV m Slovak
Slovak form of KVĚTOSLAV.
KWABENA m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Tuesday" in Akan.
KWADWO m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Monday" in Akan.
KWAKU m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Wednesday" in Akan.
KWAME m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Saturday" in Akan.
KWASI m Western African, Akan
Means "born on Sunday" in Akan.
KYAUTA m Western African, Hausa
Means "gift" in Hausa.
KYLE m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
KYLER m English (Modern)
Probably a variant of KYLE, blending it with TYLER. It also coincides with the rare surname Kyler, an Anglicized form of Dutch Cuyler, which is of uncertain meaning.
KYLIAN m French
French variant of CILLIAN.
KYNASTON m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "CYNEFRIÐ's town" in Old English.
KYO m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or or (see KYŌ).
KYŌ m & f Japanese
From Japanese (kyō) meaning "unite, cooperate", (kyō) meaning "capital city", (kyō) meaning "village", (kyō) meaning "apricot", or other kanji with the same pronunciation.
KYÖSTI m Finnish
Finnish form of GUSTAV.
KYOU m & f Japanese
Alternate transcription of Japanese Kanji or or or (see KYŌ).
KYRAN m Irish
Variant of KIERAN.
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 κύριος (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.
KYRILLOS m Ancient Greek
Greek form of CYRIL.
KYRILU m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of CYRIL.
KYRYLO m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of CYRIL.
KYSON m English (Modern)
An invented name, using the same sound found in names such as Bryson and Tyson.
KYUNG m & f Korean
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul (see GYEONG).
LABAN m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Derived from Hebrew לָבָן (lavan) meaning "white". In the Old Testament this is the name of the father of Rachel and Leah.
LABHRAINN m Scottish
Scottish form of LAURENCE (1).
LABHRÁS m Irish
Irish form of LAURENCE (1).
LACEY f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of LACY.
LACHIE m Scottish
Diminutive of LACHLAN.
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.
LACHTNA m Irish
Means "milk-coloured" in Irish Gaelic. According to legend this was the name of an ancestor of the Irish king Brian Boru.
LACI (1) m Hungarian
Diminutive of LÁSZLÓ.
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.
LADISLAO m Spanish, Italian
Spanish and Italian form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAS m History
Latinized form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAU m Romanian, Portuguese
Romanian and Portuguese form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAUS m History
Latinized form of VLADISLAV.
LADISLAV m Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Croatian
Czech, Slovak, Slovene and Croatian form of VLADISLAV.
LADO m Georgian
Short form of VLADIMER.
LAEL m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "of God" in Hebrew. This is the name of the father of Eliasaph in the Old Testament.
LAELIUS m Ancient Roman
Masculine form of LAELIA.
LAGE m Swedish, Norwegian
Swedish and Norwegian form of LAUGE.
LAIOS m Greek Mythology
Greek form of LAIUS.
LAIRD m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname meaning "landowner".
LAIUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Λάϊος (Laios), which is of unknown meaning. This was the name of a king of Thebes in Greek mythology, the husband of Jocasta. Due to a prophecy that he would be killed by his son, Laius left his infant Oedipus for dead. The boy survived but was ignorant of his true parentage. Years later he unwittingly killed Laius in a quarrel on the road.
LAJOS m Hungarian
Hungarian form of LOUIS.
LAKE m & f English (Rare)
From the English word lake, for the inland body of water. It is ultimately derived from Latin lacus.
LAKSHMANA m Hinduism
Means "having lucky marks" in Sanskrit. In the Hindu epic the Ramayana he is the trusted companion of the hero Rama, accompanying him into exile.
LAKSHMI f & m Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Hindi, Odia
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.
LAL m Indian, Hindi, Nepali
Means "boy" in Hindi, derived from Sanskrit लल (lala) meaning "playing, caressing".
LALAWETHIKA m Indigenous American, Shawnee
Means "he makes noise" in Shawnee. This was another name of the Shawnee leader Tenskwatawa (1775-1836).
LALIT m Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Masculine form of LALITA.
LALO m Spanish
Diminutive of EDUARDO.
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 landa "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.
LAMECH m Biblical
Possibly means "to make low" in Hebrew. This is the name of two characters in Genesis in the Old Testament, the first being a descendant of Cain, and the second being a descendant of Seth and the father of Noah.
LAMMERT m Dutch
Dutch variant of LAMBERT.
LAMONT m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Logmaðr meaning "law man".
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".
LAN (2) m Slovene
Slovene short form of MILAN.
LANCE m English
From the Germanic name Lanzo, originally a short form of names that began with the element landa meaning "land". During the Middle Ages it became associated with Old French lance "spear, lance". A famous bearer is American cyclist Lance Armstrong (1971-).
LANCELOT m Arthurian Romance
Meaning unknown, possibly an Old French diminutive of Lanzo (see LANCE). In Arthurian legend Lancelot was the bravest of the Knights of the Round Table. He became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere, ultimately causing the destruction of Arthur's kingdom. His earliest appearance is in the works of the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes.
LANDEBERT m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of LAMBERT.
LANDO m Italian
Italian form of Lanzo (see LANCE).
LANDON m English
From a surname that was derived from an Old English place name meaning "long hill" (effectively meaning "ridge"). Use of the name may have been inspired in part by the actor Michael Landon (1936-1991).
LANDULF m Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements landa "land" and wulf "wolf". This name was borne by several Lombardic nobles.
LANE m English
From a surname meaning "lane, path", which originally belonged to a person who lived near a lane.
LANFORD m English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "long ford" in Old English.
LANGDON m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of the surname LANDON.
LÀNH m & f Vietnamese
Means "good, favourable, gentle" in Vietnamese.
LANNY m English
Diminutive of LANCE, LANDON, and other names beginning with Lan.
LANZO m Ancient Germanic
Old German form of LANCE.
LAOCOÖN m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Λαοκόων (Laokoon), of unknown meaning. In Greek mythology this was the name of a Trojan priest who warned against accepting the wooden horse left by the Greeks. He and his sons were strangled by sea serpents sent by the gods.
LAOGHAIRE m Irish
Modern Irish form of LÓEGAIRE.
LAPO m Italian
Diminutive of JACOPO.
LARI m Finnish
Finnish diminutive of LAURENCE (1) or HILARIUS.
LARKIN m Medieval English
Medieval diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LARRIE m English
Diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LARRY m English
Diminutive of LAURENCE (1). A notable bearer is former basketball player Larry Bird (1956-).
LÁRUS m Icelandic
Icelandic form of LAURENCE (1).
LASHA m Georgian
Possibly from a Northwest Caucasian word meaning "light". This was a name of Giorgi IV, a 13th-century king of Georgia.
LASHAWN f & m African American
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name SHAWN.
LASSANA m Western African
Form of AL-HASAN used in parts of western Africa (especially Mali).
LASSE m Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish
Scandinavian and Finnish form of LAURENCE (1).
LASSI m Finnish
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.
LATHEEF m Dhivehi
Dhivehi form of LATIF.
LƏTİF m Azerbaijani
Azerbaijani form of LATIF.
LATIF m Arabic, Urdu
Means "gentle, kind" in Arabic. In Islamic tradition اللطيف (al-Latif) is one of the 99 names of Allah.
LAU m Dutch, Limburgish
Dutch and Limburgish short form of LAURENS.
LAUGE m Danish
From a medieval short form of the Old Norse byname FÉLAGI.
LAUNCE m Literature
Short form of Launcelot, a variant of LANCELOT. This was the name of a clownish character in Shakespeare's play The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1594).
LAUNO m Finnish (Rare)
Possibly a Finnish diminutive of KLAUS.
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.
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]
LAURENS m Dutch
Dutch form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
LAURENT m French
French form of Laurentius (see LAURENCE (1)).
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