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LIYANA f Malay
Derived from Arabic لَيِّن (layyin)
meaning "soft, tender, delicate".
LIYANA f Mordvin
Possibly derived from Erzya лияназ (liyanaz)
meaning "flax" (genus Linum). Alternatively it may mean "different, other".
LIYEMA f Xhosa
Means "stability in the family" in Xhosa.
LI-YIN f Japanese
From the Japanese/Chinese yin-yang. Good theme name for twins when twinned with Lu Yan as the other name.
LJÓSÁLFUR m Icelandic
Icelandic name combination of ljós
'a burning light', 'light of the sun' and alfr
LJÓSBJÖRG f Icelandic
Icelandic name combination of ljós
'a burning light', 'light of the sun' and bjǫrg
LJÓSBRÁ f Icelandic
Icelandic name combination of ljós
'a burning light', 'light of the sun' and brá
LKHAGVASÜREN m & f Mongolian
Meaning uncertain; the first element is derived from Mongolian лхагва (lhagva)
meaning "Mercury" or "Wednesday" (of Tibetan origin).
LLEDÓ f Catalan
Derived from (Valencian) Catalan lledó
meaning "(Mediterranean) hackberry fruit", which is ultimately derived from Vulgar Latin loto
, a word that was used to refer to at least two kinds of plants and one kind of tree.... [more]
LLEISION m Medieval Welsh
Possibly related to Welsh llais "voice", compare lleisiol
meaning "vocal". There is also a theory that it is a Welsh contraction of kyrie eleision
, an Ecclesiastical Latin phrase from Ancient Greek Κύριε, ἐλέησον meaning "Lord, have mercy".
LLEÓ m Catalan, Astronomy
Catalan form of Leo
as well as the Catalan name for Leo
, the constellation of the zodiac. The name coincides with Catalan lleó
LLIO f Welsh
Originally a diminutive of Gwenllian
, now sometimes used independently. The 15th-century Welsh poet Dafydd Nanmor sang poems to a girl called Llio. It was revived in the early 20th century.
LLION m Welsh
Derived from the name of Caerleon
, a legendary Welsh giant and king, whose name is derived from Welsh caer
"(Roman) fortress" (ultimately from Latin castrum
) and legionum
"of the Legions"... [more]
LLYAN f Literature
The name of a giant cat in 'The Chronicles of Prydain' by Lloyd Alexander. Possibly a Welsh name.
LLYWARCH m Medieval Welsh, Welsh
Possibly a Welsh form of the hypothetic old Celtic name *Lugumarcos
meaning "horse of Lugus", derived from the name of the Celtic god Lugus
combined with Welsh march
"horse", but perhaps the first element is Welsh llyw
LO f & m Swedish
Means "lynx" in Swedish. Could also be a short form of names starting with Lo-
LÓA f Icelandic, Faroese
From the Icelandic and Faroese name for a type of bird, known as "golden plover" in English.
LOA m Swedish (Modern)
Possibly an elaboration of Lo
or rare diminutive of Lars
and Carl Johan
). Male usage of this name is probably influenced by Swedish actor and singer Loa Falkman who got his name from a mispronunciation of his birth name, Carl Johan
LO-AMMI m Biblical
Lo-Ammi, meaning "not my people," was the youngest son of Hosea
. He had an older brother named Jezreel
and an older sister named Lo-Ruhamah
. God commanded Hosea to name him "Lo-Ammi" to symbolize his anger with the people of Israel.
LOANA f French (Modern)
Feminine form of Loan
. This name saw a boost in popularity in 2001 thanks to Loana Petrucciani (1977-) when she appeared in the first season of Loft Story (the French adaptation of Big Brother).
LOBELIA f Literature
From the name of the flowering herb, which was named for the Belgian botanist Matthias de Lobel (1538-1616). It was used by the author J. R. R. Tolkien in his novel 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954), in which it belongs to the hobbit Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.
LOBO m Spanish (Modern, Rare), Portuguese
Spanish and Portuguese for wolf, receiving rare usage as a modern update of Lope, the archaic Spanish/Portuguese word for wolf and historically a very common name, as can be evidenced by the ubiquitous presence of the patronym: Lopez/Lopes... [more]
LOBSANG m & f Tibetan
From Tibetan བློ་བཟང (blo bzang)
meaning "kind-hearted, noble-minded" or "intelligent", derived from བློ (blo)
meaning "mind, intellect" and བཟང (bzang)
LOCHINOY f Uzbek
Derived from Uzbek lochin
meaning "falcon" and oy
LOCHINVAR m Literature
From the name of a Scottish loch, from Scots Gaelic Loch an barr
meaning "loch on the hilltop". The place gave its name to several aristocratic titles including Baron of Lochinvar and Laird of Lochinvar, and in this capacity the name was used by Walter Scott for the character of young Lochinvar
in his epic poem 'Marmion' (1808).
LOCIKA f Folklore
From the Czech word for the Lactuca plant (lettuce). This is the Czech name for Rapunzel
(the fairy tale character). This isn't a personal name in Czech.
LOCKYER m English (Australian)
Occupational surname used as a first name, referring to someone who was a locksmith by trade, or a lock-keeper on a river or canal. Can be given in honour of retired Australian rugby league star Darren
Lockyer, or after the Lockyer Valley in Queensland, Australia named after the explorer Edmund
LOCRYN m Cornish
Possibly from Lloegyr
, the medieval Welsh name for a region of southeastern Britain, which is of unknown meaning. According to Geoffrey of Monmouth, the historical realm (which he Latinized as Loegria) was named after Locrinus, the eldest son of Brutus of Troy and Innogen
LODAY m Bhutanese
Loday in Buddhism means wisdom. It is popularly used in the small kingdom of Bhutan. The famous ones who used this names were Guru Loday Choeksey, the famous Buddhist Tantric Master in the 8th century... [more]
LODOÏSKA f Theatre, French (Rare), Louisiana CreoleLodoïska
is a French opéra comique (1791) by Luigi Cherubini. It was inspired by an episode from Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai’s novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas
and is considered one of the first Romantic operas.
LODOLETTA f Italian, Tuscan, Theatre
Probably coined by Pietro Mascagni for the titular character of his "dramma lirico" or lyric opera Lodoletta
(1917), which was based on the novel Two Little Wooden Shoes
by Marie Louise de la Ramée, (Ouida).... [more]
LOEL m English
Possibly derived from the surname Loel
, which may be a variant form of the surname Lowell
). Known bearers of this name include British philanthropist Loel Guinness (b. 1957) and his grandfather, the British politician Thomas "Loel" Guinness (1906-1988).
LOELIA f English (Rare)
Meaning uncertain, said to be a variant of Laelia
(perhaps arising from a misreading of the ligature æ
). Alternatively, it may be a feminine form of Loel
. A notable bearer was Loelia Duchess of Westminster (1902-1993), whose name Ian Fleming subsequently used for a character in his 'James Bond' novels.
LOGI m Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Means "flame, blaze" in Old Norse. In Norse legend Logi was "a handsome king of a land north of Norway. A descendant of giants, his name became Hálogi - "tall Logi" - the legendary source of the modern Hålogaland region of Norway… His daughters were Eisa and Eimyrja, names both meaning "embers", and his wife's name Glöd probably means "red-hot embers" - all suggestive that Logi is a personification and deity of fire" (K.M. Sheard, 2011).
LOIE f French, Popular Culture
In the case of the dancer Loie Fuller (1862-1928), this was a pun on the name Louie
(a diminutive of Louise
) and Old French l'oïe
meaning "receptiveness" or "understanding", precursor of Modern French l'ouïe
"sense of hearing".
LOIT m Estonian
Etymology uncertain, although it may be derived from the Estonian verb, lummama/loitsima
meaning “to cast a spell.”
LOITA f Yiddish
Found in documents from the early 1800s regarding contemporary Yiddish-speakers in Poland.
LOKELANI f Hawaiian
From Hawaiian loke
"rose" (which derives from English rose
) and lani
"heaven, sky". It was popular in Hawaii during the first half of the 20th century.
LOKYS m Lithuanian (Rare)
Derived from the Lithuanian noun lokys
meaning "bear". However, it should be noted that Lokys
is also the name of a river in Lithuania, which is located in the county of Kaunas. As such, it is possible that in some cases, bearers of the given name Lokys were named after the river, rather than after the animal... [more]
LOLA f Uzbek
Means "tulip" in Uzbek, ultimately from Persian لاله (lâle)
LOLAQIZ f Uzbek
Derived from Uzbek lola
meaning "tulip", "red, scarlet" or "nectarine" and qiz
LOLARO'Y f Uzbek
Derived from lola
meaning "tulip", "red, scarlet" or "nectarine" and ro'y
LOLAZOR f Uzbek
Derived from lola
meaning "tulip", "red, scarlet" or "nectarine" and zor
meaning "entreaty, strong need, desire".
LOLLI f Romani
From Romani lollo
"red", which is derived from Hindi lāla
LOLLIA f Ancient Roman
Feminine form of Lollius
. Famous bearer Lollia Paulina (d. 49 CE) was briefly the wife of the Roman emperor Caligula. She was charged with sorcery in 49 CE and exiled without trial. Once in exile, she was forced to commit suicide.
LOLLIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman family name of unknown meaning, possibly of Sabine origin. Alternatively it could be derived from Latin lolium
"darnel", darnel being a type of grass.
LOLLY f English (Rare)
Previously a diminutive of Laura
, though this appears to be obsolete, and in modern times it has been used as a diminutive of Dolores
LOLTH f Popular Culture
Lolth, from R.A.Salvatore's, is the dark elf goddess of spiders and their ruler. She is often described as a beautiful female drow, or as a giant spider with a drow head.