English Names

English names are used in English-speaking countries. See also about English names.
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KAROLYN f English
Variant of CAROLINE.
KARRIE f English
Variant of CARRIE.
KARSYN f & m English (Modern)
Variant of CARSON.
KARYN f English
Variant of KAREN (1).
KASANDRA f English (Modern), Polish
English variant and Polish form of CASSANDRA.
KASEY m & f English
Variant of CASEY.
KASHTON m English (Modern)
Probably a blend of KASH and ASHTON.
KASSANDRA f Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek, English (Modern)
Greek form of CASSANDRA, as well as a modern English variant.
KAT f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATE f English, Croatian
Diminutive of KATHERINE, often used independently. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages. This was the name of the woman who Petruchio marries and tries to tame in Shakespeare's comedy Taming of the Shrew (1593). A famous bearer is the British actress Kate Winslet (1975-).
KATEE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of KATE.
KATEY f English
Diminutive of KATE.
KATHARINE f English, German
English variant of KATHERINE and German variant of KATHARINA. A famous bearer was American actress Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).
KATHERINA f English (Rare), German
Latinate form of KATHERINE. Shakespeare used this name in his play Taming of the Shrew (1593).
KATHERINE f English
From the Greek name Αἰκατερίνη (Aikaterine). The etymology is debated: it could derive from an earlier Greek name Ἑκατερινη (Hekaterine), itself from ἑκάτερος (hekateros) meaning "each of the two"; it could derive from the name of the goddess HECATE; it could be related to Greek αἰκία (aikia) meaning "torture"; or it could be from a Coptic name meaning "my consecration of your name". In the early Christian era it became associated with Greek καθαρός (katharos) meaning "pure", and the Latin spelling was changed from Katerina to Katharina to reflect this.... [more]
KATHI f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATHIE f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATHLEEN f Irish, English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
KATHLYN f English
Anglicized form of CAITLÍN.
KATHRYN f English
Contracted form of KATHERINE.
KATHY f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KATIE f English
Diminutive of KATE.
KATRINA f English, German, Swedish, Dutch
Variant of CATRIONA. It is also a German, Swedish and Dutch contracted form of KATHERINE.
KATY f English
Diminutive of KATE.
KAY (1) f English
Short form of KATHERINE and other names beginning with K.
KAYCEE f English (Modern)
Feminine variant of CASEY.
KAYDEN m & f English (Modern)
Variant of CADEN.
KAYE f English
Variant of KAY (1).
KAYLA f English
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix la. Use of the name was greatly increased in the 1980s after the character Kayla Brady began appearing on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives.
KAYLEE f English (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lee.
KAYLEEN f English (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix leen.
KAYLEIGH f English (Modern)
Variant of KAYLEE. This is also a common Anglicized form of the Gaelic word ceilidh, a traditional social gathering and dance.
KAYLYN f English (Modern)
Combination of KAY (1) and the popular name suffix lyn.
KEANNA f English (Modern)
Combination of the popular name prefix Ke and ANNA.
KEATON m English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "shed town" in Old English.
KEEFE m English (Rare)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caoimh meaning "descendant of CAOMH".
KEEGAN m Irish, English
From an Irish surname, the Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Aodhagáin, which means "descendant of Aodhagán". The given name Aodhagán is a double diminutive of AODH.
KEELY f English
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Caolaidhe meaning "descendant of Caoladhe". The given name Caoladhe is derived from the Gaelic word caol "slender".
KEHLANI f English (Modern)
Variant of KAILANI or KALANI. This spelling was popularized by the American singer Kehlani Parrish (1995-), who is known simply as Kehlani.
KEIGHLEY f English (Rare)
From a surname that was derived from an English place name, ultimately meaning "clearing belonging to Cyhha". The Old English given name Cyhha is of unknown meaning. This name also serves as a variant of KAYLEE.
KEIR m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a surname that was a variant of KERR.
KEIRA f English (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1). This spelling was popularized by British actress Keira Knightley (1985-).
KEITH m English, Scottish
From a Scottish surname that was originally derived from a place name, itself probably derived from the Brythonic element cet meaning "wood". This was the surname of a long line of Scottish nobles. It has been used as a given name since the 19th century.
KELCEY m & f English (Rare)
Variant of KELSEY.
KELDA f English (Rare)
Possibly derived from Old Norse kildr meaning "a spring".
KELIA f English (Rare)
Meaning unknown, perhaps an invented name.
KELLAN m English (Modern)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELLEN m English (Modern)
Anglicized form of CAOLÁN.
KELLEY f & m English
Variant of KELLY.
KELLI f English
Variant of KELLY.
KELLIE f English
Variant of KELLY.
KELLY m & f Irish, English
Anglicized form of the Irish given name CEALLACH or the surname derived from it Ó Ceallaigh. As a surname, it has been borne by actor and dancer Gene Kelly (1912-1996) and actress and princess Grace Kelly (1929-1982).
KELSEY f & m English
From an English surname that is derived from town names in Lincolnshire. It may mean "Cenel's island", from the Old English name Cenel "fierce" in combination with eg "island".
KELVIN m English
From the name of a Scottish river, perhaps meaning "narrow water". As a title it was borne by the Irish-Scottish physicist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907), who acquired his title from the river.
KEMP m English (Rare)
From a surname derived from Middle English kempe meaning "champion, athlete, warrior".
KEN (1) m English
Short form of KENNETH.
KENDAL m & f English (Modern)
From a surname that was a variant of KENDALL.
KENDALL m & f English
From a surname that comes from the name of the city of Kendale in northwest England meaning "valley on the river Kent".
KENDRA f English
Feminine form of KEN (1) or KENDRICK.
KENDRICK m English
From a surname that has several different origins. It could be from the Old English given names Cyneric "royal power" or Cenric "bold power", or from the Welsh name Cynwrig "chief hero". It can also be an Anglicized form of the Gaelic surname Mac Eanraig meaning "son of HENRY".
KENELM m English (Rare)
From the Old English name Cenhelm, which was composed of the elements cene "bold, keen" and helm "helmet". Saint Kenelm was a 9th-century martyr from Mercia, where he was a member of the royal family. The name was occasionally used during the Middle Ages, but has since become rare.
KENNARD m English
From a surname that was derived from the Old English given names CYNEWEARD or CYNEHEARD.
KENNEDY f & m English, Irish
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Cinnéidigh meaning "descendant of CENNÉTIG". The name is often given in honour of assassinated American president John F. Kennedy (1917-1963).
KENNETH m Scottish, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Anglicized form of both COINNEACH and CINÁED. This name was borne by the Scottish king Kenneth (Cináed) mac Alpin, who united the Scots and Picts in the 9th century. It was popularized outside of Scotland by Sir Walter Scott, who used it for the hero in his 1825 novel The Talisman. A famous bearer was the British novelist Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932), who wrote The Wind in the Willows.
KENNITH m English
Variant of KENNETH.
KENNY m Scottish, English
Diminutive of KENNETH.
KENT m English
From a surname that was originally derived from Kent, the name of a county in England, which may be derived from a Brythonic word meaning "coastal district".
KENTON m English
From a surname that was derived from an English place name meaning either "town on the River Kenn" or "royal town" in Old English.
KENYA f English, African American
From the name of the African country. The country is named for Mount Kenya, which in the Kikuyu language is called Kĩrĩnyaga meaning "the one having stripes". It has been used as a given name in the English-speaking world since the 1960s.
KENYON m English
From a surname that was derived from an English place name, of uncertain meaning.
KENZIE m & f English
Short form of MACKENZIE.
KERENSA f English (Rare)
Means "love" in Cornish.
KERI f English
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERMIT m English
From a Manx surname, a variant of the Irish surname MacDermott meaning "son of DIARMAID". Theodore Roosevelt used it for one of his sons. The name is now associated with Kermit the Frog, one of the Muppets created by puppeteer Jim Henson.
KERR m Scottish, English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from a place name meaning "rough wet ground" in Old Norse.
KERRI f English
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERRIE f English
Feminine variant of KERRY.
KERRY m & f English
From the name of the Irish county, called Ciarraí in Irish Gaelic, which means "CIAR's people".
KESTREL f English (Rare)
From the name of the bird of prey, ultimately derived from Old French crecelle "rattle", which refers to the sound of its cry.
KEV m English
Short form of KEVIN.
KEVIN m English, Irish, French (Modern), Spanish (Modern), German (Modern), Dutch (Modern), Swedish (Modern), Norwegian (Modern), Danish (Modern)
Anglicized form of the Irish name Caoimhín meaning "handsome birth", derived from the older Cóemgein, composed of the Old Irish elements cóem "kind, gentle, handsome" and gein "birth". Saint Caoimhín established a monastery in Glendalough, Ireland in the 6th century and is the patron saint of Dublin. It became popular in the English-speaking world outside of Ireland in the middle of the 20th century, and elsewhere in Europe in the late 20th century.
KEVYN m & f English (Rare)
Variant or feminine form of KEVIN.
KIARA f English (Modern)
Variant of CIARA (1) or CHIARA. This name was brought to public attention in 1988 after the singing duo Kiara released their song This Time. It was further popularized by a character in the animated movie The Lion King II (1998).
KIARAN m English (Rare)
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIEFER m English (Modern)
From a German surname meaning either "pine tree" or "barrel maker".
KIERA f Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARA (1).
KIERAN m Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIERON m Irish, English
Anglicized form of CIARÁN.
KIERRA f English (Modern)
Variant of KIARA influenced by the spelling of SIERRA.
KIKI f English, German, Greek
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound K.
KILEY f English
Variant of KYLIE.
KIM (1) f & m English
At the present it is usually considered a short form of KIMBERLY, but it in fact predates it as a given name. The author Rudyard Kipling used it for the title hero of his novel Kim (1901), though in this case it was short for KIMBALL. In her novel Show Boat (1926) Edna Ferber used it for a female character who was born on the Mississippi River and was named from the initials of the states Kentucky, Illinois and Mississippi. The name was popularized in America by the actresses Kim Hunter (1922-2002) and Kim Novak (1933-), both of whom assumed it as a stage name.
KIMBALL m English
From a surname that was derived from either the Welsh given name CYNBEL or the Old English given name CYNEBALD.
KIMBERLY f English
From the name of the city of Kimberley in South Africa, which was named after Lord KIMBERLEY (1826-1902). The city came to prominence in the late 19th century during the Boer War. Kimberly has been used as a given name since the mid-20th century, eventually becoming very popular as a feminine name.
KIMBERLYN f English (Rare)
Combination of KIMBERLY and LYNN.
KIMMIE f English
Diminutive of KIMBERLY or KIM (1).
KIMMY f English
Diminutive of KIMBERLY or KIM (1).
KING m English
From a nickname that derives from the English word king, ultimately from Old English cyning.
KINGSLEY m English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "king's wood" in Old English.
KINGSTON m English (Modern)
From a surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "king's town" in Old English.
KINLEY f English (Modern)
From a surname that was an Anglicized form of Mac Fhionnlaigh meaning "son of FIONNLAGH".
KINSLEY f English (Modern)
From a surname that was derived from the given name CYNESIGE.
KIP m English
From a nickname, probably from the English word kipper meaning "male salmon".
KIPLING m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was from a place name meaning "Cyppel's people". The surname was borne by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), a British novelist born in India who wrote The Jungle Book and other works.
KIRBY m & f English
From an English surname that was originally from a place name meaning "church settlement" in Old Norse. This name briefly spiked in popularity for American girls in 1982 after the character Kirby Anders Colby was introduced to the soap opera Dynasty.
KIRK m English
From an English and Scottish surname meaning "church" from Old Norse kirkja, ultimately from Greek. A famous bearer was American actor Kirk Douglas (1916-), whose birth name was Issur Danielovitch.
KIRSTEN f Danish, Norwegian, English
Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA.
KIT m & f English
Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
KITTY f English
Diminutive of KATHERINE.
KIZZIE f English
Diminutive of KEZIAH.
KIZZY f English
Diminutive of KEZIAH. This particular spelling was repopularized in the late 1970s by a character in the book and miniseries Roots.
KNOX m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Old English cnocc "round hill".
KOREY m English
Variant of COREY.
KORI f English
Feminine form of COREY.
KORY m English
Variant of COREY.
KRIS m & f English, Flemish, Danish
Short form of KRISTIAN, KRISTOFFER, and other names beginning with Kris.
KRISTAL f English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
KRISTI f English, Estonian
Diminutive of CHRISTINA or CHRISTINE (English) or KRISTIINA (Estonian).
KRISTIE f English
Diminutive of CHRISTINA or CHRISTINE.
KRISTIN f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, English
Scandinavian and German form of CHRISTINA.
KRISTINA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Estonian, Russian, German, Slovene, Czech, Lithuanian, Serbian, Croatian, Faroese, English, Bulgarian
Form of CHRISTINA in several languages. It is also an English variant of CHRISTINA and a Bulgarian variant of HRISTINA.
KRISTINE f Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Georgian, English, German
Scandinavian and Georgian form of CHRISTINA, as well as an English and German variant of CHRISTINE.
KRISTY f English
Diminutive of CHRISTINA or CHRISTINE.
KRYSTAL f English
Variant of CRYSTAL.
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.
KYLA f English
Feminine form of KYLE.
KYLE m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from Gaelic caol meaning "narrows, channel, strait".
KYLEE f English
Variant of KYLIE.
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.
KYLIE f English
This name arose in Australia, where it is said to mean "boomerang" in an Australian Aboriginal language. It is more likely a feminine form of KYLE, and it is in this capacity that it began to be used in America in the 1970s. A famous bearer is the Australian singer Kylie Minogue (1968-).
KYNASTON m English (Rare)
From an English surname that was originally derived from a place name meaning "CYNEFRIÐ's town" in Old English.
KYRA f English
Variant of KIRA (2), sometimes considered a feminine form of CYRUS.
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.
KYSON m English (Modern)
An invented name, using the same sound found in names such as Bryson and Tyson.
LACEY f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of LACY.
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.
LACI (2) f English
Variant of LACY.
LACY f & m English
From a surname that was derived from Lassy, the name of a town in Normandy. The name of the town was Gaulish in origin, perhaps deriving from a personal name that was Latinized as Lascius.
LAIRD m English (Rare)
From a Scottish surname meaning "landowner".
LAKE m & f English (Rare)
From the English word lake, for the inland body of water. It is ultimately derived from Latin lacus.
LALIA f English (Rare)
Short form of EULALIA.
LALLIE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
LALLY f English (Rare)
Diminutive of LALAGE.
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".
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.
LAMONT m English
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the Old Norse given name Logmaðr meaning "law man".
LANA f English, Russian, Croatian, Serbian
Short form of ALANA (English) or SVETLANA (Russian). In the English-speaking world, it was popularized by actress Lana Turner (1921-1995).
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-).
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).
LANE m English
From a surname meaning "lane, path", which originally belonged to a person who lived near a lane.
LANEY f English
Diminutive of ELAINE.
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.
LANNY m English
Diminutive of LANCE, LANDON, and other names beginning with Lan.
LARA (1) f Russian, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hungarian, Slovene, Croatian
Russian short form of LARISA. It was introduced to the English-speaking world by a character from Boris Pasternak's novel Doctor Zhivago (1957) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1965).
LARAINE f English
Variant of LORRAINE.
LARISSA f English, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Variant of LARISA. It has been commonly used as an English given name only since the 20th century, as a borrowing from Russian. In 1991 this name was given to one of the moons of Neptune, in honour of the mythological character.
LARK f English (Rare)
From the English word for the type of songbird.
LARRIE m English
Diminutive of LAURENCE (1).
LARRY m English
Diminutive of LAURENCE (1). A notable bearer is former basketball player Larry Bird (1956-).
LAURA f English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Catalan, Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Late Roman
Feminine form of the Late Latin name Laurus, which meant "laurel". This meaning was favourable, since in ancient Rome the leaves of laurel trees were used to create victors' garlands. The name was borne by the 9th-century Spanish martyr Saint Laura, who was a nun thrown into a vat of molten lead by the Moors. It was also the name of the subject of poems by the 14th-century Italian poet Petrarch.... [more]
LAURAINE f English (Rare)
Variant of LORRAINE influenced by the spelling of LAURA.
LAUREEN f English
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAUREL f English
From the name of the laurel tree, ultimately from Latin laurus.
LAUREN f & m English
Variant or feminine form of LAURENCE (1). Originally a masculine name, it was first popularized as a feminine name by actress Betty Jean Perske (1924-), who used Lauren Bacall as her stage name.
LAURENA f English (Rare)
Elaboration of LAUREN.
LAURENCE (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]
LAURENE f English
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURESSA f English (Rare)
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAURIE f & m English, Dutch
Diminutive of LAURA or LAURENCE (1).
LAURISSA f English (Rare)
Diminutive of LAURA.
LAVENDER f English (Rare)
From the English word for the aromatic flower or the pale purple colour.
LAVERN m & f English
Variant of LAVERNE.
LAVERNE f & m English
From a surname that was derived from a French place name, ultimately derived from the Gaulish word vern meaning "alder". It is sometimes associated with the Roman goddess Laverna or the Latin word vernus "of spring".
LAVINA f English
Variant of LAVINIA.
LAVONNE f English
Combination of the popular prefix La with the name YVONNE.
LAWRENCE m English
Variant of LAURENCE (1). This spelling of the name is now more common than Laurence in the English-speaking world, probably because Lawrence is the usual spelling of the surname. The surname was borne by the author and poet D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930), as well as the revolutionary T. E. Lawrence (1888-1935), who was known as Lawrence of Arabia.
LAWSON m English
From an English surname meaning "son of LAURENCE (1)".
LAYLA f Arabic, English
Means "night" in Arabic. Layla was the love interest of the poet Qays (called Majnun) in an old Arab tale, notably retold by the 12th-century Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi in his poem Layla and Majnun. This story was a popular romance in medieval Arabia and Persia. The name became used in the English-speaking world after the 1970 release of the song Layla by Derek and the Dominos, the title of which was inspired by the medieval story.
LAYNE m English
Variant of LANE.
LAYTON m English
From a surname that was originally derived from the name of English towns meaning "town with a leek garden" in Old English.
LAZ m English
Diminutive of LARRY.
LEAH f English, Hebrew, Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
From the Hebrew name לֵאָה (Le'ah), which was probably derived from the Hebrew word לְאָה (le'ah) meaning "weary". Alternatively it might be related to Akkadian littu meaning "cow". In the Old Testament Leah is the first wife of Jacob and the mother of seven of his children. Jacob's other wife was Leah's younger sister Rachel, who he preferred. Leah later offered Jacob her handmaid Zilpah in order for him to conceive more children.... [more]
LEANN f English
Combination of LEE and ANN.
LEANNA f English
Probably this was originally a variant of LIANA. It is now often considered a combination of LEE and ANNA.
LEANNE f English
Combination of LEE and ANNE (1).
LEATRICE f English
Possibly a combination of LEAH and BEATRICE. This name was first brought to public attention by the American actress Leatrice Joy (1893-1985).
LEE m & f English
From a surname that was derived from Old English leah meaning "clearing". The surname belonged to Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), commander of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In his honour, it has been commonly used as a given name in the American South.
LEEANN f English
Combination of LEE and ANN.
LEESA f English
Variant of LISA.
LEGEND m English (Modern)
From the English word, referring to a story about the past (or by extension, a heroic character in such a story), ultimately from Latin legere "to read".
LEIGH f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of LEE.
LEIGHTON f & m English
From a surname that was a variant of LAYTON.
LEILA f Persian, Arabic, Kurdish, English, Georgian
Variant of LAYLA, and the usual Persian transcription.... [more]
LEITH m & f English (Rare)
From a surname, originally from the name of a Scottish town (now a district of Edinburgh), which is derived from Gaelic lìte "wet, damp". It is also the name of the river that flows though Edinburgh.
LELA (2) f English
Variant of LEILA.
LELAND m English
From a surname, originally from an English place name, which meant "fallow land" in Old English. A famous bearer was the politician, businessman and Stanford University founder Leland Stanford (1824-1893).
LEMOINE m English (Rare)
From a French surname meaning "the monk" in French.
LEN m English
Short form of LEONARD.
LENA f Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Russian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Greek
Short form of names ending in lena, such as HELENA, MAGDALENA or YELENA.
LENARD m English
Variant of LEONARD.
LENNIE m & f English
Diminutive of LEONARD, sometimes a feminine form.
LENNON m & f English (Modern)
From an Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Ó Leannáin, which means "descendant of Leannán". The name Leannán means "lover" in Irish. This surname was borne by musician John Lennon (1940-1980), a member of the Beatles.
LENNOX m & f Scottish, English (Modern)
From a Scottish surname that was derived from the name of a district in Scotland. The district, called Leamhnachd in Gaelic, possibly means "place of elms".
LENNY m English
Diminutive of LEONARD.
LENORA f English
Short form of ELENORA.
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