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LANSCILO m Spanish
The middle name of American singer Pharrell Williams (1973-).
LAODAMIA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Λαοδαμεια (Laodameia)
, perhaps from λαος (laos)
"people" and δαμαω (damao)
"to tame". This was the name of several characters in Greek legend... [more]
LAODICEA f Biblical
From the name of the town locatad in Asia Minor. The town is mentioned as the location of one of the seven churches of Asia in the Book of Revelation. It can also be used as a variant of Laodice
LAODIKE f Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Means "justice of the people", derived from Greek λαος (laos)
"the people" combined with Greek δικη (dike)
meaning "justice, judgement" as well as "custom, usage".
LAOISEACH m Irish (Rare)
Derived from the Irish place name Laois
. County Laois (formerly spelt as Laoighis
) lies in the province of Leinster, east-central Ireland. It could be a masculine form of Laoise
LAOMEDON m Greek Mythology
Derived from λαος (laos)
meaning "the people" and μηδομαι (medomai)
meaning "to think, to plan".
LAOPHONT f Greek Mythology
Etymology uncertain. Derived from λαος (laos)
meaning "the people" and potentially -φόντης (-phontes)
meaning "killer of".
LAOTHEA f Ancient Greek
A mistress of Priam. Daughter of Altes. Mother of Lycaon and Polydorus, some say. Delivered from λαός meaning the people and θέα meaning goddess
LAOTHOE f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek λαος (laos)
"the people" combined with θοός (thoos)
"swift, nimble". This was the name of several women in Greek mythology.
LAOUENAN m Breton
Derived from Breton laouen
"joyful" (Welsh llawen
; compare Gwenlaouen
). This was the name of a 6th-century Breton saint. It also coincides with Breton laouenan
LAOURA f Greek
Variant form of Lavra
(Λαύρα), which is the original (modern) Greek form of Laura
. Lavra has fallen into disuse, however, which might possibly be because the association with lavra
(the name for a type of monastery in Orthodox Christianity) had become too great... [more]
LAPIS f English (Rare)
a bright blue metamorphic rock consisting largely of lazurite, used for decoration and in jewelry.
LAPU m Yi
Means "tiger lord" in Yi.
LARABA f Hausa
Derived from the Arabic رَابِعَة (rābiʿa)
meaning "fourth". This name is traditionally given to girls born on Wednesdays.
LARAGH f Irish
Irish feminine given name that is derived from the name of a village or a townland, but it is unclear which one exactly, as there are two villages and three townlands by the name of Laragh in Ireland... [more]
LARAMIE m & f American
A traditionally French surname meaning "canopy of leafy boughs", from the French la ramée meaning 'leafy canopy, foliage, garden arch, coverage of foliage'.
LARASATI f Indonesian, Javanese, Mythology
Means "deep" or firm, strong, steadfast" in Indonesian. In Javanese mythology, Larasati, sometimes called Dewi
Rarasati, is a goddess and a wife of Arjuna
in the Hindu epic 'Mahabharata'.
LARBI m Arabic (Maghrebi)
From Arabic العربي (al-ʿarabiyy)
meaning "the Arab", itself from عَرَبِيّ (ʿarabiyy)
meaning "Arab, Arabic, Arabian" (chiefly Algerian and Moroccan).
LAREN f & m English, Popular Culture
An early mention of the name "Laren" was seen in a small newspaper from the 1920's referencing a toddler boy. It is more commonly found now as a female name, though the number of males bearing the same name is not much smaller... [more]
LARENTIA f Roman Mythology
Apparently derived from the Latin term Lares
referring to minor guardian gods, the origin of which is unknown. There may be a connection to Latin larva
"ghost, spectre" or larvo
"to enchant, bewitch"... [more]
LÁREY f Icelandic
Combination of Lára
and the Old Norse name element ey
"island; flat land along a coast" (which is also often related to the Old Norse name element auja
"(gift of) luck; fortune").
LARIMAR f Spanish (Caribbean)
From the name for a rare turquoise-blue variety of pectolite mineral, discovered around 1916 in the Dominican Republic. The Dominican who discovered the stone named it after his daughter Larissa, and the word mar, the Spanish word for sea.
LARINA f Hungarian (Rare)
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a diminutive of Hilária
which is occasionally used as a given name in its own right.
LARINDA f English (British)
Larinda comes from the Latin lares
meaning "protection". It can also mean "Laurel tree" or "sweet bay tree", symbols of honour and victory. ... [more]
LARKSPUR f & m American (Modern, Rare)
From the English word for the flowering plant with many purplish-blue flowers, which is so called (1578) from its resemblance to the lark's large hind claws. Other names for it are lark's heel (Shakespeare), lark's claw and knight's spur... [more]
LARO m Spanish
Cantabria (Spain) S.II BC Punic War, cantabrian warrior figth on cartagines band, refeer by poeta Silio Itálico as "the Cantabrian Laro was formidable still lacking darts by the nature of its members and its bulk" ... [more]
LARO m Pashto
Means "preserver" or "protector" in Pashto.
LARRONATA f Native American (Rare)
The meaning of this name is "One with the sun". As Larron means "Sun" and Ata means "One with." This name been around for about two hundred years. This was find in the south east of America, and used by a small tribal area there.
LARUE f English (Rare)
Possibly a combination of the popular prefix La
with the name Rue
. It also coincides with the French phrase la rue
meaning "the street". In America, Larue was used to some extent from the end of the 19th century until the end of World War II.
LARZAN f Kurdish
Meaning "to tremble, to shake" in Kurdish. This is the name of a folk dance.
LASERIAN m Medieval Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Laisrén
. This was the name of several medieval Irish saints, including a 7th-century abbot of Leighlin who lived as a hermit on Holy Isle in the Firth of Clyde, which is known as Eilean MoLaise
in Gaelic (from Mo Laisse
"my Laise", Laise
being a short form of Laisrén; see also Molaise
LASH m Romani
Lash is the Romani variation of the name Louis
and means ‘renowned warrior’. This Romani boy name had its heyday in the 19th century, particularly among them Americans. Its namesake is Lash Rushay Hoffman, the American wrestler who is better known by his screen name Stevie Ray.
LASHONTAE f African American (Modern)
A combination of the prefix la
and the name Shontae
(which is probably a combination of a variant spelling of Shawn
and a variant form of the diminutive suffix -ty
). A known bearer of this name is American model Lashontae Heckard, who is of African-American and (South-)Korean extraction.
LASHYN f Circassian (Rare)
Meaning uncertain. This is the name of a female warrior in Circassian folklore who defeated an invading Mongol khan in battle.
LASKARINA f Greek (Rare)
Feminine form of the Byzantine Greek surname Laskaris
, which is probably derived from Persian لشکر (laškar)
"army", meaning "warrior, soldier". A famous bearer was Laskarina "Bouboulina" Pinotsis (1771-1825), a Greek naval commander.
LASSIE f & m English, Popular Culture
as a girl's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Lassie is "little girl". "Lass" is a Scottish and Northern English term for a girl. Also the name of an intelligent collie in a popular TV series in the 1960s and 1990s.
LASY f Yi
Means "tiger flower" in Yi.
LASYA f Hindi
Taken from the name of a dance performed by the goddess Parvati
, full of joy and grace.
LATHARN m Scottish
Possibly from the Scottish Gaelic form of the place name Lorne
. It is said to mean "fox", perhaps related to Brythonic *louernos
(attested in Gaulish), from Proto-Celtic *loferno
(compare Breton louarn
, Cornish lowarn
, Welsh llwyrn
LATIN m Croatian (Rare)
Latins referred originally to an Italic tribe in ancient central Italy. As Roman power spread Latin culture, Latins came to mean anyone who lives in a Latinized culture and speaks Latin or a Romance language.
LATOSŁAW m Polish
The first element of this name is probably derived from Polish latać
"to fly". The second element is derived from Slavic slav