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LYCORIS f Literature
Supposedly related to Greek λυκοφως (lykophos
) "twilight" or λυκαυγές (lykauges
) "morning twilight, dawn", derived from λυκος (lykos
) "wolf" and αυγη (auge
) "dawn, daylight"... [more]
LYDER m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Lüder
. Famous bearer is Lyder Christian Sagen (13 March 1777 – 16 June 1850), Norwegian educator and author.
LYDIAN f & m English (Rare), Scandinavian
Variant of Lydia
, occasionally used in Scandinavia as a masculine form. In some cases it may be directly from the word which means "of ancient Lydia" (and also refers to "a mode of ancient Greek music, reputed to be light and effeminate").
LYDON m Galician
Relates to a Roman Centurion who led a battle against unthinkable odds.... [more]
LYHNE f Danish
An alternate spelling of "Lynn", but also a Danish surname.
LYKANDROS m Ancient Greek
The second element of this name is derived from Greek ανδρος (andros)
meaning "of a man". The first element is a little bit uncertain, in that there are two possibilities available for it... [more]
LYKARETOS m Ancient Greek
The second element of this name is derived from Greek ἀρετή (arete)
meaning "goodness, excellence" as well as "virtue, skill". The first element is a little bit uncertain, in that there are two possibilities available for it... [more]
LYKARION m Ancient Greek
Derived from either the Greek noun λύκος (lykos)
meaning "wolf" or the Greek noun λύκη (lyke)
meaning "light" combined with the Greek diminutive suffix -αριων (-arion)
LYKELE m West Frisian
Modern spelling and form of Lyckele
. A known bearer of this name was Lykele Faber (1919-2009), a Dutch (of Frisian descent) commando and radio operator during World War II.
LYKHTKK f Nivkh
Means "bad weather"; derived from Nivkh lykh
. This name was used on baby girls born on days of inclement weather.
LYKIOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "Lycian" in Greek, referring to a person from the province of Lycia
in Asia Minor. The Greeks connected the place name with λύκος (lykos)
"wolf". This was an epithet of the god Apollo.
LYKKIR m Faroese
Faroese name of unknown origin and meaning. One theory is that it is from Old Norse lykja
meaning "to shut in, enclose".
LYKLE m West Frisian
Modern spelling and form of Lyckle
. A known bearer of this name was Lykle Hogerzeil (1927-2011), a Dutch doctor who worked with people that suffered from leprosy.
LYKOMEDES m Ancient Greek
The second element of this name is derived from Greek μηδομαι (medomai)
meaning "to think, to be mindful of". The first element is a little bit uncertain, in that there are two possibilities available for it... [more]
LYKOPHRON m Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek adjective λυκόφρων (lykophron)
meaning "wolf-minded". It consists of the Greek noun λύκος (lykos)
meaning "wolf" combined with the Greek noun φρήν (phren)
meaning "midriff" as well as "mind, intellect, wits"... [more]
LYLY m Finnish
Comes directly from the Finnish word for "reaction wood."
LYNCUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Λύγκος (Lynkos)
, though technically Lygkos
is the correct spelling. It is derived from Greek λύγξ (lynx)
- technically lygx
- which refers to the feline animal of the same name... [more]
LYNDALL f & m English
As far as I know Lyndall was first used as a given name by the South African author, political activist and feminist, Olive Schreiner (1855-1920). Lyndall is the lead character in Schreiner's most famous novel, The story of an African farm... [more]
LYNFA f Welsh
Probably an elaborated form of the popular name syllable Lyn
, using the suffix fa
(perhaps from names such as Gwynfa
, in which it may be derived from Welsh fa
LYNWEN f Welsh
Combination of the popular name element Lyn
, from the name Lynette
, and the Welsh name element gwen
"white; fair; blessed". This name has occasionally been used in Wales from the early 20th century onwards.
LYNX m Astronomy
Lynx is a constellation in the northern sky, introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. It is named after the lynx, a genus of cats.
LYONORS f Arthurian Romance
Appears in Thomas Malory's 15th-century compilation of Arthurian legends 'Le Morte d'Arthur', belonging to the daughter of Earl Sanam. Lyonors had an affair with Arthur and bore him a son, Borre. Alfred Lord Tennyson used the name in his poem 'Gareth and Lynette' (1872) for the sister of Lynette, a character usually called Lyonesse
in medieval versions of the story.
LYS f English
Short form of Alyssa
thought to come from Alicia
which is derived from the name of the Alyssum flower
, thought in Roman times to "cure madness or rabies."
LYSANIAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λυσις (lysis)
"a release, loosening" combined with Greek ἀνὶα (ania)
meaning "grief, sorrow, distress, trouble."
LYSE f French
Variant of Lise
. The spelling may be influenced by that of the French word lys
"lily". It is borne by Canadian BBC journalist Lyse Doucet (1958-).
LYSIANASSA f Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements λυσις (lysis)
"releasing, freeing, deliverance" and ανασσα (anassa)
"queen". This was borne by several minor characters in Greek mythology, including a daughter of King Priam of Troy, and one of the Nereids.
LYSIANE f French
Combination of Elisabeth
. This name was borne by Lysiane Bernhardt (1896-1977), a granddaughter of French actress Sarah Bernhardt.... [more]
LYSIPPE f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "she who lets loose the horses" in Greek from the elements λυσις (lysis
) "a release, loosening" and ‘ιππος (hippos
) "horse". In Greek myth, this was the name of an Amazon queen who lived not long before the Trojan War... [more]
LYSIPPOS m Ancient Greek
Means "a release of a horse", derived from Greek λυσις (lysis)
"a release, loosening" combined with Greek ‘ιππος (hippos)
"horse". This was the name of a Greek sculptor from the 4th century BC, noted as being one of the best sculptors of the ancient world.
LYSIS m Ancient Greek
Means "a release, loosening" in Greek (compare Lysistrata
). This was borne by a Greek philosopher who was said to have been a friend and disciple of Pythagoras, as well as the title character in a Socratic dialogue of Plato.
LYSISTRATOS m Ancient Greek
Masculine form of Lysistrate
derived from the elements lysis ("loosening, a release") and stratos ("army"). As a whole, the name thus means "dissolver of armies".
LYSITHEA f Greek Mythology, Astronomy
Derived from the Greek elements λύσις (lysis)
"releasing, freeing, deliverance" and θεός (theos)
"god". This was the name of a minor character in Greek mythology. Also, a moon of Jupiter bears this name.
LYŠKO m Sorbian, Literature
Lyško is also a character in Otfried Preußler's 1971 German fantasy novel 'Krabat' (published in English as 'The Satanic Mill' in 1972, 'The Curse of the Darkling Mill' in 2000 and 'Krabat' in 2011), which is based on a Sorbian legend.... [more]
LYSTRA f English (Rare)
From the name of an ancient town of Asia Minor, the origins of which are uncertain. In Acts in the New Testament, Lystra (then a Roman colōnia
) was "one chief scene of the preaching of Paul and Barnabas", as well as the likely hometown of Paul's "chosen companion and fellow missionary" Timothy... [more]
LYTTON m English
From an Old English place name which meant "settlement on the hill". A famous bearer is author Lytton Strachey.
LYUBLEN m Soviet, Russian
Contraction of Russian Люби Ленина! (Lyubi Lenina!)
meaning "Love Lenin!", in which Lenin refers to the Russian politician and communist revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), who founded the former Soviet state... [more]
LYZA f Popular Culture
Alternative spelling of Liza
. It is the name of the protagonist’s mother in the anime Made in Abyss.