Submitted Names Starting with L

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LYCORIAS f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Λυκωριάς (Lykorias). In Greek myth this was the name of a sea-nymph, daughter of Nereus and Doris.
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]
LYCORUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Lykoros. In Greek mythology, Lycorus was a son of the god Apollo. A city was named Lycoreia in his honour.
LYCURGUE m French
French form of Lycurgus.
LYD f English (Modern)
Diminutive of Lydia.
LYDDA f Biblical Latin
A historical place in Biblical History. Placed in Israel
LYDER m Norwegian
Norwegian form of Lüder. Famous bearer is Lyder Christian Sagen (13 March 1777 – 16 June 1850), Norwegian educator and author.
LYDERT m Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of Lüdert.
LYDHÆR m Old Swedish
Old Swedish form of Lüder.
LÝDÍA f Icelandic
Variant of Lydía.
LYDÍA f Icelandic
Icelandic form of Lydia.
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").
LYDIANE f French (Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Elaboration of Lydie, perhaps blending it with Diane (see also Lydian).
LYDIANNA f English (Rare), Spanish (Mexican, Rare)
Elaborated form of Lydia, or variant of Lydianne. It may have been inspired by the word Lydian (compare Lydian) or the similar name Dianna.
LYDIELLE f English (American, Rare)
Most likely an elaboration of Lydia by way of combining it with the French name suffix -elle.
LYDIEN m & f Various
French form of Lydian or Lydia. It is not used as a given name in France itself.
LYDIJA f Sorbian, Lithuanian (Rare)
Sorbian and Lithuanian form of Lydia.
LYDON m Galician
Relates to a Roman Centurion who led a battle against unthinkable odds.... [more]
LYDWINE f Dutch, French
French form of Lidwina.
LYE m English (American, Modern, Rare), French
Taken from the surname Lye which is the surname of someone who lived near a meadow or pasture in Old English or a habitational name in French.
LYES m Arabic (Maghrebi)
Shortened form of Ilyes (chiefly Algerian).
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]
LYKAON m Greek Mythology, Ancient Greek
Possibly derived from Greek λυκος (lykos) "wolf". In Greek mythology, this is the name of an early king of Arkadia.
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)... [more]
LYKAŚKE m & f Tocharian
Means "small" in Tocharian.
LYKEL m West Frisian (Rare)
Modern spelling and form of Lyckel.
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]
LYKURG m German
German form of Lycurgus.
LYLIA f French (Modern), English (British)
Variant of Lilia that is used in France in modern times.
LYLIE f English, Medieval English
Lylie was first recorded as a diminutive of Elizabeth in 13th century England.... [more]
LYLY m Finnish
Comes directly from the Finnish word for "reaction wood."
LYLY f English (Rare)
Variant of Lily or Lylie.
LYMAN m English
Transferred use of the surname Lyman.
LYMOINE m Obscure
Variant of Lemoine.
LYN m Welsh
Diminutive of Llewlyn.
LYN f Danish (Rare)
From Danish lyn meaning "lightning".
LYNANNE f English
Combination of Lyn and Anne (1).
LYNCÉE m French
French form of Lynceus.
LYNCEUS m Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Λυγκεύς (Lynkeus), though technically Lygkeus is the correct spelling. The name is a more elaborate form of Lynkos (see Lyncus). In Greek mythology, Lynceus was the name of a king of Argos... [more]
LYNCOLN m & f English (Modern, Rare)
Variant spelling of Lincoln.
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]
LYNDAL f English (Australian, Modern)
From a surname which was from an English place name meaning "lime tree valley", used occasionally as a first name, especially since Linda, Lynda became popular in the 1940s.
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]
LYNDEN m English
Variant of Lyndon or Linden.
LYNDEY f & m English
A transferred, diminutive of the surname Lynde. Also a variant of Lindy.
LYNDIS f Popular Culture
A deviant of Lynn. Used in the popular videogame "Fire Emblem."
LYNDLE m & f English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Lyndle.
LYNDSEE f English
Variant of Lindsay.
LYNDSI f English
Variant of Lindsay.
LYNDSY f English
Variant of Lindsay.
LYNELLE f English (Modern, Rare)
Elaboration of Lyn with the popular name suffix -elle.
LYNESHA f African American (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the popular name element Lyn (from names such as Lynette) and the common name suffix sha.
LYNETTA f American (Rare)
Elaborated form of Lynette.
LYNEYA f English
Variant of Linnea.
LYNFA f Welsh
Probably an elaborated form of the popular name syllable Lyn, using the suffix fa (perhaps from names such as Gwynfa or Meirionfa, in which it may be derived from Welsh fa "place").
LYNGHEIÐR f Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology
Derived from the Germanic name elements lyng "heather" and heiðr "honour". This is the name of a Dwarf from Norse mythology.
LYNGHEIÐUR f Icelandic
Icelandic younger form of Lyngheiðr.
LYNGÞÓR m Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Derived from the Germanic elements lyng "heather" and þórr "thunder".
LYNGVI m Ancient Scandinavian, Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from Old Norse lyng ("heather"). In Norse mythology this is the name of the island in the lake Ámsvartnir where Fenrisúlfr is chained until Ragnarǫk.
LYNLEY f English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Lynley.
LYNMARIE f English
Combination of Lyn and Marie.
LYNNDA f American
Variant of Lynda/Linda.
LYNNEA f English
Variant of Linnea.
LYNNELLA f English (Rare)
Combination of Lynn and Ella.
LYNNIA f American (Rare)
Elaborated form of Lynn, probably influenced by the sound of Linnéa.
LYNNIE f & m English (Rare)
Variant of Linnie. It is also regarded as a diminutive of Lynn or names that end in lyn.
LYNNLEE f English (Rare)
A combination of Lynn and Lee.
LYNORE f English (Rare)
Combination of Lyn and Lenore.
LYNSI f American
Variant of Lindsay.... [more]
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.
LYOLYA f Russian
Diminutive of Larisa.
LYON m English (Canadian, Rare)
Allegedly derived from the city in France of the same name.
LYONA f English (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
Variant of Leona, the spelling perhaps influenced by that of the French place name Lyon.
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.
LYONYA m Russian, Ukrainian
Diminutive of Leonid.
LYOVA m Russian
Diminutive of Lev.
LÝRA f Icelandic (Modern, Rare)
Icelandic form of Lyra.
LYRAE f English (Modern, Rare)
Variant of Larae, coinciding with a term in astronomy.
LYRALISA f English
Combination of Lyra and Lisa.
LYRIA f English, Popular Culture
From the Greek instrument the lyre.
LYRICA f American (Rare)
Elaborated form of Lyric, perhaps also inspired by the word lyrical.
LYRICC f English (Rare), English (American, Rare)
Variant of Lyric. Lyricc was given to 5 girls in 2018 according to the SSA.
LYRICIA f American (Modern, Rare)
Possibly an elaboration of Lyric and Lyrica.
LYRIK f & m American (Rare)
Variant of Lyric.
LYRIQUE f English
Variant of Lyric.
LYRIS f English (Modern, Rare)
Lyris is occasionally listed among the Oceanids of Greek mythology. As such, the name first appears in Hyginus's Fabulae.... [more]
LYRON m English (Modern, Rare), Hebrew (Rare)
Variant transcription of Liron.
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."
LYSA f English (Rare), Popular Culture, Literature
Variant of Lisa or Liza. This is the name of the Lady of the Vale and Catelyn Stark's sister in 'A Song of Ice and Fire' and the corresponding TV series 'Game of Thrones'.
LYSANDRE m French
French form of Lysander.
LYSANIAS m Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening" combined with Greek ἀνὶα (ania) meaning "grief, sorrow, distress, trouble."
LYSBET f English
Diminutive of Elizabeth.
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-).
LYSHA f & m English
Variant of Lisha.
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 and Anne. This name was borne by Lysiane Bernhardt (1896-1977), a granddaughter of French actress Sarah Bernhardt.... [more]
LYSIDICE f Greek Mythology (Latinized), Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek Λυσιδίκη (Lysidikê), derived from λυσις (lysis) "a release, loosening, freeing, deliverance" and δικη (dike) "justice". This was the name of several characters in Greek mythology.
LYSIMAQUE m French
French form of Lysimachus.
LYSIPP m German
German form of Lysippos via its latinized form Lysippus.
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]
LYSIPPE m French
French form of Lysippos via its latinized form Lysippus.
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]
LYSS f & m English
Short form of Alyssa, Ulysses, or other names containing lyss.
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]
LYSY f German (Swiss)
Bernese German form of Elisabeth.
LYTA f English (Rare)
Variant of Lita.
LÝÐAR m Faroese
Faroese form of Lyder.
LÝÐBIǪRN m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements lýðr "folk, people" and bjǫrn "bear".
LÝÐUR m Icelandic, Faroese
Icelandic and Faroese form of Lyder.
LYTTON m English
From an Old English place name which meant "settlement on the hill". A famous bearer is author Lytton Strachey.
LYUBITSHKA f Romani
From the Russian name Lyuba meaning "love"
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]
LYUBOMIRA f Bulgarian
Feminine form of Lyubomir.
LYUBOMYR m Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of Lyubomir.
LYUBOU f Belarusian
Belarusian form of Lyubov.
LYUDA f Russian
Diminutive of Lyudmila.
LYUDOVIK m Russian
Russian form of Ludwig.
LYUDOVIKA f Russian
Russian feminine form of Ludwig.
LYUDVIG m Armenian
Armenian form of Ludwig.
LYUK m Russian, Ukrainian
Russian and Ukrainian variant of Luke, reflecting the English pronunciation.
LYUMA f Russian, Bulgarian
Shortened form of Lyudmila.
LYUSI m & f Bulgarian
Nickname for Lyudmil and Lyudmila.
LYUSYA f Russian
Diminutive of Lyudmila.
LYUTSIFER m Russian (Rare)
Russian form of Lucifer.
LYUTSILLA f Russian
Russian variant of Lutsilla, which is the main Russian form of Lucilla.
LYUTSINA f Russian
Russian variant of Lutsina, which is the main Russian form of Lucina.
LYUTSIY m Russian
Russian variant of Lutsiy, which is one of the main Russian forms of Lucius.
LYUTSIYA f Russian, Soviet
Russian variant of Lutsiya, which is one of the main Russian forms of Lucia.... [more]
LYUTYA m Khanty, Mansi
Khanty and Mansi variant of Volodya.
LYYDI f Finnish
Variant of Lydia.
LYYLI f Finnish
Variant of Lyydia.
LYYTIKKI f Finnish
Diminutive of Lyydia.
LYZA f Popular Culture
Alternative spelling of Liza. It is the name of the protagonist’s mother in the anime Made in Abyss.