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LAUDATUS m Late Roman, Welsh (Latinized)
Derived from Latin laudatus
meaning "praised, lauded, commended, esteemed", which is ultimately derived from Latin laudo
meaning "to praise, to laud, to commend".... [more]
LAUDINE f Arthurian Romance, French (Modern, Rare)
Perhaps derived from an earlier form of the Scottish place name Lothian
(in Latin Lodonesia
). It was first used by the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes for a character in his Arthurian romance 'Yvain', the Lady of the Fountain, who married Sir Yvain
after he killed her husband.
LAUFEY f Norse Mythology, Icelandic
Derived from the Old Norse elements lauf
"leaf, foliage" and ey
"island" or "good fortune". In Norse legend Laufey is the mother of Loki, Helblindi and Býleistr.
LAUHA f Finnish
Means 'gentle', 'calm' and 'mild' in Finnish. Also a genus of plants.
LAUNCELOT m Literature
Variant of Lancelot
used by Shakespeare in his play 'The Merchant of Venice' for the character of Launcelot Gobbo.
LAUNE f English (Australian)
Possibly derived from Laune
, the name of an Irish river. Its Gaelic name, leamhán
, is said to mean "elm tree".
LAURANA f Literature
Perhaps an elaboration of LAURA
. Laurana is one of the main characters in the "Dragonlance" book series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman.
LAURELIN f Literature
This name was used by J.R.R. Tolkien in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was the name of one of the Two Trees of Valinor. Laurelin was the gold and green tree. Laurelin means "Land of the Valley of Singing Gold".
LAURENTI m Italian
Italo-Swiss form of Laurentius especially in the northern part of Italy at the border with Switzerland. (see LAURENCE (1))
LAURENTIEN f Dutch
Dutch form of Laurentine
, with its spelling phonetical in nature. A well-known bearer of this name is Laurentien Brinkhorst, wife of the Dutch prince Constantijn.
LAURIANNE f French, French (Quebec, Rare), French (Swiss, Rare), Dutch (Rare), English (Rare), Flemish (Rare), Walloon (Rare)
French variant of Lauriane
, which is one of the main French forms of Lauriana
. Outside of the francophone world (such as in English-speaking countries and in the Netherlands), this given name tends to be a combination of the names Laura
LAURIKA f Afrikaans, Slovak
Afrikaans elaboration and Slovak diminutive of Laura
. Laurika Rauch is a South African singer who performs in both Afrikaans and English.
LAURIN m German, Germanic Mythology
Old German name of uncertain origin. In recent years it has been debated that Laurin might be derived from Latin laurinus
"crowned with laurels".... [more]
LAUT m Dutch (Rare)
Dutch given name of which the meaning is uncertain. It might possibly be a short form of Laurentius
, but it could also possibly be a short form of a Germanic name that contains the element hlud
meaning "famous" (such as Ludolf
) or even leud
meaning "people" (such as Ludger
LAUTARO m Mapuche
Means "swift hawk" in Mapudungun. From the Mapudungun Lef-Traru
'swift' and traru
LAV m Sanskrit, Hindi, Indian, Nepali, Hinduism, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujarati, Sinhalese, Assamese
Meaning - little piece, fragment , cloves, plucking, moment, half a second, sport, act of cutting or plucking, numerator of fraction, Name of a son of lord Ram
LAVATHA f English (American, Rare)
Not sure of its origin. This is the name of one of my aunts. When I first searched for it on the popularity of this name, it said there was no one in the Untied States with this name, but my aunt has it, and one of her granddaughters was named after her, so there are at least two people living in the U.S. with this name... [more]
LAVON m & f Mormon
"H. L. Mencken reported on the use of this 'made-up' name amongst the Mormons. By the 1950s the form Lavonne
had developed for girls, and was even being used by black American parents to name their sons by 1960... [more]
LAVOSLAV m Croatian
Means "glorious lion", derived from Croatian lav
"lion" combined with Slavic slav
LAWREEN f English
My father's name was Lawrence, and my mother's name was Colleen. My sister was their 3rd child, and 1st daughter. The year was 1952 and they were tired of the Cathy's and Debbie's, and Susan's. They simply put their names together in different ways and came up with Lawr, from Lawrence, and een from Colleen, thus Lawreen was created... [more]
LAWRENCINE f English (Rare)
Rare feminine form of Lawrence
, a famous bearer of the name is Lawrencine Collins
, who performed in the group The Collins Kids
with her brother Lawrence Collins
in the 1950s.
LAYALE f Arabic
French variant of the Arabic name ليال (Layal)
meaning "nights" from the plural of layl
"night" (compare the cognate Layali
, plural of Layla
). This name was used for a character in the Lebanese film 'Caramel' (2007).
LAYAMON m History, Medieval English
Medieval form of the Old Norse Lǫgmaðr
meaning "lawyer", derived from lǫg
"law" and maðr
"man". This was the name of an early 13th-century English poet and chronicler known for authoring 'Brut', the first English-language work to feature King Arthur.
LAYSAN f Bashkir, Tatar
Means "the first spring rain", derived from Arabic نِيسَان (nīsān)
referring to the month of April in the Syrian calendar.
LAZHVARDI m Georgian (Rare)
Derived from the Georgian word ლაჟვარდი (lazhvardi)
meaning "azure", which is primarily used in Georgian poetry and literature in order to describe the colour of the sky. However, there are also sources that say that the word means "lapis lazuli" in Georgian, which makes sense, since the word is most likely derived from Persian لاجورد (lajvard)
meaning "lapis lazuli" via Arabic لازوردي (lazuwardiyy)
LAZLOW m English, Popular Culture
Variant of Laszlo. This is the nickname of American Jeffrey Crawford "Lazlow" Jones, as well as a character in the Grand Theft Auto franchise, who is named for him.
LE f Burmese
Means "limpid, clear" in Burmese.