Names Starting with L

gender
usage
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 3 f Indian, Hindi
Means "absorbed, united" in Sanskrit.
Linas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Linus. This is also the Lithuanian word for "flax" (a cognate of the name's root).
Lincoln m English
From an English surname that was originally from the name of an English city, called Lindum Colonia by the Romans, derived from Brythonic lindo "lake, pool" and Latin colonia "colony". This name is usually given in honour of Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), president of the United States during the American Civil War.
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.
Linden m English
From a German surname that was derived from Old High German linta meaning "linden tree".
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.
Lindon m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Lyndon.
Lindsay f & m English
From an English and Scottish surname that was originally derived from the name of the eastern English region of Lindsey, which means "Lincoln island" in Old English. As a given name it was typically masculine until the 1960s (in Britain) and 70s (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
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.
Linford m English (Rare)
From a surname that was originally taken from place names meaning either "flax ford" or "linden tree ford" in Old English.
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.
Lino 1 m Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Galician
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Galician form of Linus.
Lino 2 m Italian
Short form of Angelino and other names ending in lino.
Linsey f English
Variant of Lindsay.
Linton m English
From a surname that was originally from place names meaning either "flax town" or "linden tree town" in Old English.
Linus m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized), Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German
From the Greek name Λίνος (Linos) meaning "flax". In Greek legend he was the son of the god Apollo, who accidentally killed him in a contest. Another son of Apollo by this name was the music teacher of Herakles. The name was also borne by the second pope, serving after Saint Peter in the 1st century. In modern times this was the name of a character in Charles Schulz's comic strip Peanuts.
Linwood m English
From an English surname that was originally from a place name meaning "stream forest" in Old English.
Linza f Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Linda.
Lionel m French, English, Arthurian Romance
French diminutive of Léon. It appears in Arthurian legend in the 13th-century Lancelot-Grail Cycle, belonging to a knight who was the brother of Sir Bors. A notable modern bearer is the Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi (1987-).
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).
Lir m Irish Mythology
Possibly from the patronymic Manannán mac Lir, in which case Lir is the genitive case of the name Ler. The medieval Irish legend the Children of Lir tells how Lir of the Tuatha Dé Danann had his children transformed into swans by his third wife Aoife. The legendary characters Lir and Ler seem to be distinct.
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
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]
Lisandro m Spanish
Spanish form of Lysander.
Lisanne f Dutch
Combination of Lisa and Anne 1.
Lisbet f Swedish, Danish, Norwegian
Scandinavian short form of Elisabet.
Lisbeth f German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian
German and Scandinavian 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, Danish
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.
Liudevit m Medieval Slavic
Medieval Slavic form of Ľudovít.
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).
Liudmyla f Ukrainian
Alternate transcription of Ukrainian Людмила (see Lyudmyla).
Liudvika f Lithuanian
Lithuanian feminine form of Ludwig.
Liudvikas m Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of Ludwig.
Liupold m Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of Leopold.
Liùsaidh f Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Lucia or Louisa.
Liv 1 f Norwegian, Swedish, 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, German, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Livius. This was the name of the wife of the Roman emperor Augustus, Livia Drusilla.
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.
Livianus m Ancient Roman
Latin masculine form of Liviana.
Livie f French (Rare), Czech (Rare)
French and Czech feminine form of Livius.
Livio m Italian
Italian form of Livius.
Liviu m Romanian
Romanian form of Livius.
Livius m Ancient Roman
Roman family name that may be related to either Latin liveo "to envy" or lividus "blue, envious". Titus Livius, also known as Livy, was a Roman historian who wrote a history of the city of Rome.
Livna f Hebrew
Means "white" in Hebrew.
Livnat f Hebrew
Variant of Livna.
Livvy f English
Diminutive of Olivia.
Livy 1 m History
Form of Livius used to refer to the Roman historian Titus Livius.
Livy 2 f English
Diminutive of Olivia.
Liwen m & f Indigenous American, Mapuche
Means "morning" in Mapuche.
Liwia f Polish
Polish form of Livia 1.
Liz f English
Short form of Elizabeth. This is the familiar name of actress Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011).
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 m & f Serbian, Croatian, Slovene, Macedonian, Czech
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love", or a short form of names beginning with this element. It is typically masculine in Serbia and feminine elsewhere.
Ljuban m Serbian, Croatian
Serbian and Croatian form of Lyuben.
Ljube m Macedonian
Diminutive of Ljubomir.
Ljuben m Macedonian
Macedonian form of Lyuben.
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 ljubičica meaning "violet".
Ljubinka f Serbian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Ljubiša m Serbian
From the Slavic element lyuby meaning "love" combined with a diminutive suffix.
Ljubo m Croatian, Serbian
Diminutive of Ljubomir.
Ljubomir m Croatian, Serbian, Macedonian
Croatian, Serbian and Macedonian form of Lubomír.
Ljudevit m Croatian
Croatian cognate of Ľudovít.
Ljudmil m Macedonian
Macedonian masculine form of Ludmila.
Ljudmila f Slovene
Slovene form of Ludmila.
Ljupcho m Macedonian
Alternate transcription of Macedonian Љупчо (see Ljupčo).
Ljupčo m Macedonian
Diminutive of Ljubomir.
Lleu m Welsh Mythology
Probably a Welsh form of Lugus. In the Fourth Branch of the Mabinogi, Lleu Llaw Gyffes is the son of Arianrhod. He was raised by his uncle Gwydion, who helped him overcome the curses that his mother placed upon him. His wife Blodeuwedd and her lover Gronw conspired to overcome his near invincibility and murder him, but they were not successful. Eventually he became the king of Gwynedd.
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.
Llew m Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Variant of Lleu. It can also be a short form of Llewelyn. It coincides with the Welsh word llew meaning "lion".
Llewela f Welsh
Variant of Llewella.
Llewella f Welsh
Feminine form of Llywelyn.
Llewellyn m Welsh
Variant of Llewelyn.
Llewelyn m Welsh
Variant of Llywelyn influenced by the Welsh word llew "lion".
Llinos f Welsh
Means "linnet, finch" in Welsh. The linnet (species Linaria cannabina) is a small European bird in the finch family.
Llorenç m Catalan
Catalan form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lloyd m English
From a Welsh surname that was derived from llwyd meaning "grey". The composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948-) is a famous bearer of this name.
Lluc m Catalan
Catalan form of Lucas (see Luke).
Llúcia f Catalan
Catalan form of Lucia.
Lludd m Welsh Mythology
Probably a variant of Nudd altered due to alliterative assimilation with his byname Llaw Ereint meaning "silver hand". Lludd Llaw Ereint is named as the father of Creiddylad in Culhwch and Olwen. He also appears in the Welsh tale Lludd and Llefelys as the king of Britain, the son of Beli Mawr.
Lluís m Catalan
Catalan form of Louis.
Lluïsa f Catalan
Catalan feminine form of Louis.
Llŷr m Welsh Mythology
Means "the sea" in Welsh. According to the Mabinogi he was the father of Brân, Branwen and Manawydan. His name is cognate with Irish Ler, and it is typically assumed that Llŷr may have originally been regarded as a god of the sea. He might also be the basis for the legendary King Leir of the Britons.
Llyr m Welsh Mythology
Unaccented variant of Llŷr.
Llywelyn m Welsh
Probably a Welsh form of an unattested old Celtic name *Lugubelinos, a combination of the names of the gods Lugus and Belenus, or a compound of Lugus and a Celtic root meaning "strong". Alternatively it may be derived from Welsh llyw "leader". This was the name of several Welsh rulers, notably the 13th-century Llywelyn the Great who fought against the English.
Lo f Swedish
Short form of Lovisa and 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.
Lochan m Indian, Hindi
Means "the eye" in Sanskrit.
Lochana f Indian, Hindi
Feminine form of Lochan.
Lochlainn m Irish, Old Irish
Means "Viking, Scandinavian" from Old Irish Lochlann, a name for Scandinavia. It means "land of the lakes", derived from loch "lake".
Lochlann m Irish
Variant of Lochlainn.
Lockie m English
Diminutive of Lachlan.
Lodewijk m Dutch
Dutch form of Ludwig.
Lodovico m Italian
Italian form of Ludwig.
Lóegaire m Irish Mythology, Old Irish
Means "calf herder", derived from Old Irish lóeg "calf". In Irish legend Lóegaire Búadach was an Ulster warrior. He saved the life of the poet Áed, but died in the process. This was also the name of several Irish high kings.
Loek m Dutch
Dutch short form of Lucas.
Loes f Dutch
Feminine diminutive of Lodewijk.
Logan m & f English
From a Scottish surname that was originally derived from a place in Ayrshire meaning "little hollow" (from Gaelic lag "hollow, pit" combined with a diminutive suffix). This name started slowly rising on the American popularity charts in the mid-1970s, perhaps partly inspired by the movie Logan's Run (1976). The comic book character Wolverine, alias Logan, was also introduced around the same time.... [more]
Lohengrin m Arthurian Romance
From the earlier form Loherangrin, derived from Lothringen, the German name for the region of Lorraine. It appears in Arthurian legend, initially in the 13th-century German poem Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach, belonging to a son of the knight Parzival. The tales were adapted by Richard Wagner for his opera Lohengrin (1850).
Loherangrin m Arthurian Romance
Form of Lohengrin used by the 13th-century German poet Wolfram von Eschenbach.
Loïc m French, Breton
Breton form of Louis.
Loida f Spanish
Spanish form of Lois 1.
Loís m Occitan
Occitan form of Louis.
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.
Lois 2 m Galician
Galician form of Louis.
Lojze m Slovene
Short form of Alojz.
Loke m Norse Mythology, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Modern Scandinavian form of Loki.
Loki m Norse Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly derived from the Germanic root *luka meaning "knot, lock". In Norse mythology Loki was a trickster god associated with magic and shape shifting. Loki's children include the wolf Fenrir, the sea serpent Jörmungandr, and the queen of the dead Hel. After he orchestrated the death of Balder, the other gods tied him to a rock below a snake that dripped venom onto his face. It is told that he will break free during Ragnarök, the final battle, and slay and be slain by Heimdall.
Lola f Spanish, English, French
Spanish diminutive of Dolores. A famous bearer was Lola Montez (1821-1861; birth name Eliza Gilbert), an Irish-born dancer, actress and courtesan.
Lolicia f English (Rare)
Elaborated form of Lola.
Lolita f Spanish
Diminutive of Lola. This is the name of a 1955 novel by Vladimir Nabokov.
Lomán m Irish
Variant of Lommán.
Lommán m Old Irish
Means "little bare one", derived from Old Irish lomm "bare" combined with a diminutive suffix. This was the name of a 5th-century saint, a nephew of Saint Patrick.
Lon m English
Short form of Alonzo and other names containing the same sound. Famous bearers were American actors Lon Chaney Sr. (1883-1930) and Lon Chaney Jr. (1906-1973). The elder's birth name was Leonidas.
Lonán m Irish, Old Irish
Means "little blackbird", derived from Old Irish lon "blackbird" combined with a diminutive suffix. This name was borne by several early saints.
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.
Long m Chinese, Vietnamese
From Chinese (lóng) meaning "dragon" or (lóng) meaning "prosperous, abundant", as well as other characters with a similar pronunciation.
Longin m Polish
Polish form of Longinus.
Longina f Polish, Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Longinus.
Longinus m Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen derived from Latin longus "long". According to Christian legend Saint Longinus was the name of the Roman soldier who pierced Jesus' side with a spear, then converted to Christianity and was martyred. The name was also borne by the 3rd-century Greek philosopher Cassius Longinus.
Longwang m Chinese Mythology
From Chinese (lóng) meaning "dragon" and (wáng) meaning "king". This is the Chinese name of the Dragon King, a god associated with water and rain.
Lonnie m English
Short form of Alonzo and other names containing the same sound.
Lonny m English
Short form of Alonzo and other names containing the same sound.
Lope m Spanish
Spanish form of Lupus (see Loup).
Lopo m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Lupus (see Loup).
Lor m Limburgish
Limburgish short form of Laurens.
Lora f English
Variant of Laura.
Loraine f English
Variant of Lorraine.
Loránd m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Roland.
Lóránt m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Roland.
Lorayne f English
Variant of Lorraine.
Lorcán m Irish
Means "little fierce one", derived from Old Irish lorcc "fierce" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Lorcán was a 12th-century archbishop of Dublin.
Lorccán m Old Irish
Old Irish form of Lorcán.
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
Variant of Lorene.
Lorelai f English (Modern)
Variant of Lorelei. This name featured on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000-2007) where it was borne by the two main characters (the younger one went by the nickname Rory).
Lorelei f Literature, English
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.... [more]
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).
Lorencio m Medieval Spanish
Archaic Spanish form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lorene f English
Probably a variant of Loren or Lorena 2.
Lorenz m German
German form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lorenza f Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish feminine form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lorenzo m Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1). Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492), known as the Magnificent, was a ruler of Florence during the Renaissance. He was also a great patron of the arts who employed Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli and other famous artists.
Loreta f Italian
Variant of Loreto.
Loreto f & m Spanish, Italian
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. In Spain it is a feminine name, from the Marian title Nuestra Señora de Loreto, while in Italy it is mostly masculine.
Loretta f English, Italian
Perhaps a variant of Lauretta or Loreto. A famous bearer was the American actress Loretta Young (1913-2000), whose birth name was Gretchen.
Lorette f French
Variant of Laurette. This is also the usual French form of Loreto.
Lori f English
Diminutive of Laura, Lorraine and other names beginning with Lor. This name rapidly rose in popularity in the United States in the 1950s and 60s, peaking in the 8th spot for girls in 1963.
Lorie f English
Variant of Lori.
Lorin m & f English
Variant of Loren.
Lőrinc m Hungarian
Hungarian form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lorinda f English
Elaboration of Lori with the popular name suffix inda.
Lorine f English
Variant of Lorene.
Loris m Italian
Diminutive of Lorenzo.
Lorita f Italian (Rare)
Possibly 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).
Lorne m English
From the title Marquis of Lorne, which was based on the Scottish place name Lorne, itself possibly derived from the name of the legendary king of Dál Riata, Loarn mac Eirc. This was the title of the first Governor General of Canada, where it has since been most frequently used as a given name. A famous bearer was the Canadian actor Lorne Greene (1915-1987).
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.
Lot 1 m Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "covering, veil" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of a nephew of Abraham. Before Sodom was destroyed by God, he was directed to flee the city without looking back. However, his wife looked back on the destruction and was turned into a pillar of salt.
Lot 2 m Arthurian Romance
From the name of the region of Lothian in southern Scotland, of unknown meaning. A king of Lothian by this name appears in early Latin and Welsh texts (as Leudonus and Lewdwn respectively). He was inserted into Arthurian legend by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth, who makes him the father of Gawain.
Lotario m Italian (Rare)
Italian form of Lothar.
Lothair m History
English form of Lothar.
Lothaire m French
French form of Lothar.
Lothar m German, Ancient Germanic
From the Germanic name Chlodochar meaning "famous army", derived from the elements hlud "famous" and hari "army". This was the name of a 9th-century Frankish king, the son of Louis I, who ruled the region called Lorraine. It was also borne by medieval kings of France, Italy and the Holy Roman Empire.
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.
Loui m Swedish, Danish
Swedish and Danish variant of Louie.
Louie m English
Diminutive of Louis.
Louis m French, English, Dutch
French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Ludwig. This was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne. Others include Louis IX (Saint Louis) who led two crusades and Louis XIV (called the Sun King) who was the ruler of France during the height of its power, the builder of the Palace of Versailles, and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Europe. It was also borne by kings of Germany (as Ludwig), Hungary (as Lajos), and other places.... [more]
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.
Louka m French (Modern)
French form of Luca 1.
Loukas m Biblical Greek, Greek
Original Greek form of Luke.
Louna f French (Modern)
Possibly a variant of Luna.
Loup m French
French form of the Roman name Lupus meaning "wolf". Lupus was the name of several early saints, including a 5th-century bishop of Troyes who apparently convinced Attila to spare the city.
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.
Lourenço m Portuguese
Portuguese form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lourens m Frisian, Dutch
Frisian form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lova f Swedish
Short form of Lovisa.
Love 1 m Swedish
Swedish form of Louis.
Love 2 f English
Simply from the English word love, derived from Old English lufu.
Lovel m English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of Lowell.
Lovell m English
From a surname that was a variant of Lowell.
Lovemore m Southern African
From the English words love and more. This name is most common in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in southern Africa.
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".
Lovre m Croatian
Short form of Lovrenco.
Lovrenc m Slovene
Slovene form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lovrenco m Croatian (Rare)
Croatian form of Laurentius (see Laurence 1).
Lovro m Slovene, Croatian
Short form of Lovrenc.
Lowe m Swedish
Variant of Love 1.
Lowell m English
From an English surname that was derived from a Norman French nickname, from lou "wolf" and a diminutive suffix. The surname was borne by American poet and satirist James Russell Lowell (1819-1891).
Lowie m Dutch
Diminutive of Lodewijk.
Lowri f Welsh
Welsh form of Laura.
Loyd m English
Variant of Lloyd.
m Irish Mythology
Modern Irish form of Lugh.
Luan m Albanian
Means "lion" in Albanian.
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).
Lubbert m Frisian
Derived from the Germanic elements leud "people" and beraht "bright".
Luben m Bulgarian
Alternate transcription of Bulgarian Любен (see Lyuben).
Ľubica f Slovak
Slovak form of Ljubica.