LABOLINAfSwedish (Modern), Popular Culture Probably as a feminine form of LABAN. 'Lilla spöket Laban' (known in English as 'The Little Ghost Godfrey') is a Swedish children's book character. Labolina is the name Laban's little sister.
LACEDAEMONmGreek Mythology (Anglicized) Lacedaemon was a mythical king of Laconia and son of the Pleaid Taygete and Zeus in Classical Greek mythology. He was a father of King Amyclas of Sparta and Queen Eurydice of Argos, with Princess Sparta, the daughter of King Eurotas.
LACERTAfAstronomy Means "lizard" in Latin (the feminine form of lacertus). Lacerta is the name of a constellation created in 1687 by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius. It is located between CYGNUS, CASSIOPEIA and ANDROMEDA on the northern celestial sphere... [more]
LACHARESmAncient Greek Derived from the Greek noun λαός (laos) meaning "(the) people" combined with either the Greek noun χαρά (chara) meaning "joy, delight, happiness" or the Greek noun χάρις (charis) meaning "grace, kindness" (see CHARES).... [more]
LẠC LONG QUÂNmFar Eastern Mythology From Sino-Vietnamese 雒龍君 (Lạc Long Quân) meaning "Dragon Lord of the Lạc Việt", the name of a group of ancient tribes that inhabited northern Vietnam and southern China in the 3rd century BC... [more]
LADOmPolish, Serbian, Russian, Croatian Lado is a recurring word in Slavic folk songs celebrating the summer solstice. It's meaning is unknown. The use of the word in the songs convinced 16th century scholars that Lado was a god of love... [more]
LAETAREmFrench (Quebec, Rare) From the Latin word laetare "rejoice! (imperative)". It is the name of the fourth Sunday in the season of Lent. This Sunday gets its name from the first few words (incipit) of the traditional Latin entrance (Introit) for the Mass of the day: "Laetare Jerusalem" ("Rejoice, O Jerusalem").
LAEUSmAncient Greek (Latinized) Latinized form of Greek Λαιος (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... [more]
LAFOLETTEfAmerican Derived from the French surname La Follette (sometimes also written as LaFollette), which means "the madwoman", derived from French folle "madwoman" (which is etymologically related to the modern English word folly)... [more]
LAGAMARfNear Eastern Mythology, Elamite Mythology This was the name of a goddess in Elamite religion. Her name is Akkadian and means "no mercy".1 The Elamite form of her name is said to be Lakamar.2 The fact that her name is Akkadian rather than Elamite, is possibly due to the fact that Elam had repeatedly been under Akkadian rule and was thus influenced by the Akkadian language and culture... [more]
ŁAGOMIERZmPolish The first element of this name is derived from Polish łagodna or łagodny "mild, gentle, smooth", which is probably ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic lьgъkъ or lьgъnъ "light" (as in, not heavy)... [more]
ŁAGOSŁAWmPolish The first element of this name is derived from Polish łagodna or łagodny "mild, gentle, smooth", which is probably ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic lьgъkъ or lьgъnъ "light" (as in, not heavy)... [more]
LAGUSmAncient Greek (Latinized), History Latinized form of LAGOS. This was the name of one of the sons that Ptolemy I Soter I had with his lover Thais, as well as the name of Ptolemy's possible biological father.
LAHOMAfAmerican From a short form of the place name Oklahoma, which means "red people" from Choctaw okla "people" combined with humma "red". This was the title character of a 1913 novel by J. Breckenridge Ellis.
LAIDRONETTEfLiterature (Anglicized) Derived from French laid meaning "ugly". In Madame d'Aulnoy's fairy tale The Green Serpent, Laidronette is a princess cursed with extreme ugliness.
LAIDULFmAncient Germanic, History The first element comes from Old High German leid "hostile, unfriendly" or from Old High German leitjan "to lead, to rule." The second element is derived from Gothic vulfs "wolf." Laidulf was the name of a 10th-century prince of Capua (Italy).
LAIMANTASmLithuanian The first element of this name is either derived from the old Lithuanian particle lai meaning "let, allow" as well as "may (it be that)" or from the Lithuanian noun laimė meaning "luck" (see LAIMA)... [more]