Submitted Names Starting with L

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LE f Burmese
Means "limpid, clear" in Burmese.
f Portuguese
Diminutive of Leticia.
f Vietnamese
Means "black" in Vietnamese.
LỆ f Vietnamese
Means "beautiful" in Vietnamese.
LEA f Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
Goddess of canoe builders; wife of Ku-moku-hali'i; sister of Hina-puku-'ai; she takes the form of an 'elepaio (a forest bird)
LEA f & m English
Variant of Lee or short form of Eleanor, Leonora, Leonarda, etc.
LEABHARCHAM f Irish Mythology
Means "crooked book" from Gaelic leabhar "book" and cham "crooked" (a byname probably referring to posture). In Irish legend this was the name of the wise old woman who raised Deirdre in seclusion, and who brought together Deirdre and Naoise.
LEABUA m Sotho
Means "one who speaks" in Sotho.
LEADES f Greek Mythology
A son of Astacus, who, according to Apollodorus (iii. 6. § 8), fought in the defence of Thebes against the Seven, and slew Eteocles; but Aeschylus (Sept. 474) represents Megareus as the person who killed Eteocles.
LEAF m & f English (Rare), Literature
From a surname derived from the Old English personal name Leofa (or the feminine form Leofe), which was a short form of other names beginning with the Old English element leof "dear, beloved" (such as Leofdæg or Leofwine; compare Lioba), and also in part an independent, affectionate byname... [more]
LEAHCIM m & f English (Rare)
Michael spelled backwards.
LEAHMARIE f English (Rare)
Combination of Leah and Marie.
Sami form of Leif.
LEAINA f Ancient Greek
From Greek λέαινα (leaina) meaning "lioness", the feminine form of λέων (leôn) "lion" (see Leon). This was borne by a 6th-century BC Athenian hetaira whose lover Aristogeiton plotted to overthrow the tyrants Hippias and Hipparchus, which eventually led to the establishment of democracy in Athens... [more]
Sami form of Lena.
LEALA f English
Variant of Lila or Leila.
LÈALE f Yiddish
Italian-Yiddish diminutive of Lea.
LEAM m English (Rare)
Variant of Liam.
LEAMON m English (American, Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Leamon.
LÉANA f Irish
Irish form of Helena.
LEANA f English
Variant of Liana or Leanna. In some cases it might also be a feminine form of Leano.
Romani name, recorded in the 19th century.
LEANDA f English (British, Rare)
Possibly a variant of Leandra or a blend of Leanna and Linda. In the case of Welsh triathlete Leanda Cave (1978-) perhaps it was formed using the Welsh suffix da "good" (compare Glenda)... [more]
LEANDRE m Catalan
Catalan form of Leander.
LEANDRI f Afrikaans
Possibly a variant of Leandra.
LEANDRIA f African American (Rare)
Possibly a Feminine form of Leandre.
Possibly a feminine form of Leander. This is the name of a Italian distance runner born in 1912, Leandrina Bulzacchi.
LÉANDRO m French
French form of Leandro.
LÈANE f Norman
Norman form of Léane.
LEANEIRA f Greek Mythology
Derived from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" and ανηρ (aner) meaning "man". In Greek Mythology, she was the daughter of Amyclas and Diomede, and mother of Triphylus.
LEANER f English (American)
Form of Leanna influenced by the Appalachian pronunciation of the name.
LEANETTE f American (Rare)
Possibly a blend of Lea and Annette.
LEANGELA f African American (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the popular prefix Le- and Angela.
LEANGELO m African American (Rare)
Combination of Angelo with the name prefix Le-.
LEANIA f American (South, Rare), Portuguese (Brazilian, Rare)
Either a variant of Leonia, influenced by Leah, or an elaboration of Leana.
LEANID m Belarusian
Belarusian form of Leonidas.
LEANIKA f Estonian
Diminutive of Leana.
LÉANNE f French
French form of Leanne.
LEANOR f English (Rare)
Truncated form of Eleanor (see also Lenore, the usual spelling).
LEANYA f English
Variant of Lean or Leana.
LEÃO m Portuguese (Rare)
Portuguese form of Leo and/or Leon.
LEAR m Theatre, Manx
From Leir, probably a Latinized form of Welsh Llyr. King Lear is the title character of a tragic play by Shakespeare (1606). His name and story were taken directly from Geoffrey of Monmouth's tale of King Leir, a legendary king of the ancient Britons.
LEARA f American (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. It might possibly be an attempted feminization of Lear or, and perhaps more likely, a phonetic respelling of Liora via its Anglicized variant Leora.
LEARCA f Italian
Feminine form of Learco.
LEARCHOS m Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
The first element of this name is derived either from Greek λεων (leon) meaning "lion" (compare Leander) or from Attic Greek λεώς (leôs) meaning "the people" (see Leos)... [more]
LEARCO m Italian
Italian form of Learchus. In Italy this name was popularized by the cyclist Learco Guerra (1902-1963).
LEARI f & m English (Rare)
Feminine form or variant of Leary.
LEARN-WISDOM f English (Puritan)
Referring to Proverbs 1:2, "To learn wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;"
LEARN-WYSDOME f English (Puritan)
Used in reference to the many entries about wisdom in the Bible.
LEART m Albanian
Possibly meaning "born in gold".
LEARTON m & f English (American)
LEASHA f English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Leesha, itself an Anglicization of Laoise.
LEASTON m & f English (American)
Transferred use of the surname Leaston.
LEATHA f American (South, Rare)
Allegedly a variant of Letha, possibly influenced by Lea and the surname Leath.
LEATHAN m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname.
LEATHIA f English
Variant of Lethia.
LEATRIX f English (Modern)
A modern English combination of the names Leah and Beatrix. Possibly a variant of the name Leatrice.
LEAVIE f English (Rare)
Variant of Leavy that was given to 5 girls in 1920.
LEAVY m English (Rare)
Possibly a variant of Levi. According to the SSA, 11 boys were named Leavy in 1929.
LEB m Russian
Means "white" in Russian.
LEBANAH m Biblical
Derived from Hebrew לָבָן (lavan) meaning "white". It occurs briefly in the Old Testament belonging to an Israelite, the head of a family of Nethinim returning from Babylon with Zerubbabel.
LEBBE m West Frisian
Variant of Lubbe.
LEBEFROMM m & f German (Rare, Archaic)
Means "live piously" from German lebe "live" and fromm "pious". This name was created in the 17th century.
LEBIA f Ogoni
Means "pretty girl/ lady" or "good girl/lady" in Khana,... [more]
LEBNA f & m Amharic
Means "spirit, essence" in Amharic.
LEBOGANG m & f Southern African, Tswana
Means "be thankful" in Tswana.
Means "be thankful" in Sotho.
LEBRUN m Louisiana Creole
Meaning, "the brown."
LEÇA m Chechen
Variant transcription of Lecha.
LECA f Portuguese
Portuguese diminutive for the feminine given name Leticia.
LECELINA f Medieval English
Latinate double diminutive of Lece, an Old French derivative of Laetitia.
LECHA m Chechen
Means "falcon" in Chechen.
LECHARDUS m Old Swedish
Latinized form of Lek.
LECHERY m & f English (Puritan)
Meaning, "excessive or offensive sexual desire; lustfulness." A puritanical name used as a warning.
LECHI m Chechen
Variant of Lecha.
LECKARD m Swedish
Younger Swedish form of Lechardus.
LECO m Dutch (Rare)
The meaning of this name is uncertain, but it may possibly be of Dutch or Frisian origin (compare Remco). A known bearer of this name is Leco van Zadelhoff (b. 1968), a Dutch celebrity cosmetician, stylist, television host and writer.
LECO m Portuguese
Diminutive of Leonardo.
LECRAE m African American
Recent name of unknown origin. Rare usage since the late 1970's. A famous bearer of the name is American rapper Lecrae Moore (1979-), known simply as Lecrae.
LECTA f American (Rare, Archaic)
Allegedly a truncated form of Electa.
LED m Russian
Means "ice" in Russian.
LÉDA f Hungarian
Hungarian form of Leda.
LEDGE m English
A reef near the shore.
LEDGER m & f English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Ledger.
LÈDIA f Catalan
Catalan form of Leda.
LEDIÇA f Portuguese
Portuguese form of Leticia.
LEDICIA f Asturian, Galician, Judeo-Spanish
Asturian, Galician and Judeo-Spanish form of Letitia. It coincides with the Galician word for "happiness".
LEDIMIR m Croatian
Derived from (Serbo-)Croatian led "ice" combined with Slavic mir "peace".
LEDINA f Albanian
Of uncertain origin and meaning.... [more]
LEDION m Albanian
Means "caress" in Albanian.
LEDIS f Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of Hlédís.
LEDJO m Sami
Sami form of Leo.
LEDOMIR m Croatian
Variant form of Ledimir.
LEDORA f American (Rare)
Of unknown origin and meaning. It might be a blend of Lenora and Dora or a name ending in -dora, such as Eldora, or it might simply be a combination of the popular prefix Le- and Dora or a name ending in -dora.
LEDYARD m American (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Ledyard.
LEE m & f Chinese (Modern)
Modern variant of Li (1).
LEE m & f Hebrew (Modern)
Modern variant of Li (2).
LEEA f American (Rare), Finnish
Finnish form of Lea.
LEEANA f English
Variant of Liana or Leanna. This name was given to 28 girls born in the USA in 2010.
LEEANNA f English
Combination of Lee and Anna.
LEEANNE f English
Combination of Lee and Anne.
LEEFKE f Low German, East Frisian
Derived from Low German leefke "darling", which looks similar to its Limburgish equivalent leeveke and Dutch liefje. See also the name Leve, of which this name can be seen as a feminine form of.
LEEGI f Estonian
Derived from the Estonian leek "flame".
LEELACH f Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Rare variant of Lilach. It's also means "from me to you", from the name Li (2) means "to me" and the female word lach means "to you".
LEELAH f English (Modern, Rare)
Variant transcription of Leela.
LEELAVATHI f Indian, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu
Southern Indian form of Lilavati.
LEELEE f English (Rare)
Diminutive of names beginning with or containing the sound lee. In the case of actress Leelee Sobieski (1983-), it is short for her real name, Liliane.
LEELI f Literature
Leeli is a character from Andrew Peterson's Wingfeather Saga. In the series, she is a sweet, music- and dog-loving girl who puts aside her own desires for the good of her people.
LEELIA f Estonian
Estonian feminine name, a modern coinage created for aesthetic purposes. Leelia is a character in the novel Our Daily Bread, written by Raimond Kaugver.
LEELOO f Popular Culture
Perhaps based on the French Lilou. Leeloo is the heroine of the 1997 sci-fi movie "The Fifth Element". Leeloo is her nickname, her full name being Leeloominaï, which is revealed to mean "precious stones" in Leeloo's (fictional) mother tongue, the Divine Language.
LEELOU f French
Variant of Lilou.
LEELYN f English
Combination of Lee and Lyn.
LEEMARIA f English (Rare)
Combination of Lee and Maria.
LEEMARIE f English (Rare)
Combination of Lee and Marie.
LEEMES m Finnish (Rare)
Finnish diminutive of Clemens.
LEEMET m Estonian
Diminutive of Kleement.
LEEMO m Estonian
Diminutive of Kleement.
LEENA f Indian, Marathi, Hindi, Kannada
Variant transcription of Lina (3).
Dutch form of Leonard.
LEENI f Finnish
Variant of Leena.
A nickname for Helena and Lena.
LEENU f Finnish
Diminutive of Leena.
LEENUKKA f Finnish (Rare)
Diminutive of Leena.
LEEO m American (Rare)
Variant of Leo.
LEEON m English (Rare)
Variant spelling of Leon.
LEEOR m & f Hebrew
Variant of Lior.
LEERIAN f & m Various (Modern, Rare)
Combination of Lee and Rian.
LEERON f & m Hebrew (Modern)
Variant of Liron.
LEEROY m English
Variant of Leroy.
LEESAH f English (Modern, Rare)
Rare emphasized variant of Lisa.
LEESHA f English (Modern), Popular Culture
Short form of ALESHA, FELICIA, and other names ending with the same sound.... [more]
LEETA f Popular Culture
Short form of LOLITA.... [more]
LEEUWE m West Frisian
The origin of this Frisian name is a little uncertain: it is thought that it is a short form of Germanic names that contained the element laifa (see Bernlef) or liub (see Liubigild)... [more]
LEEVKEN f North Frisian
The name comes from the Frisian, derived from "leavje", the Frisian word for like to love or like. Modified and with the suffix "-ke", which expresses a trivialization, it becomes "Levke".
LEE-WUN f Popular Culture, Korean
Possibly a Korean name.... [more]
LEEYA f English
Variant of Leah. This name was given to 25 girls born in the USA in 2010.
LEEYAH f English
Variant of Leah. This name was given to 20 girls born in the USA in 2010.
LEEYANA f English
Variant of Liana or Leanna. This name was given to 5 girls born in the USA in 2010.
LEEZA f English (American)
Possibly an Anglicized form of Liese, or perhaps a variant of Lisa intended to reflect the German pronunciation. This is borne by American talk show host Leeza Gibbons (1957-).
LEFAYE f African American
From French la fée meaning "the fairy", the epithet of the Arthurian sorceress Morgan le Fay. The name Morgan le Fay was first used by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 12th century.
LEFEVRE m English (Rare)
Transferred use of the surname Lefévre.
LEFFE m Swedish
Swedish diminutive of Leif.
Welsh form of Leviathan.
Modern Greek form of Leucothea.
LEFMAN m Medieval English
Medieval form of Leofman.
LEFRED m English
Variant of Leofred.
LEFTER m Albanian, Turkish
Turkish and Albanian male name, maybe a form of Lefteris.... [more]
LEFTERKA f Macedonian
Feminine form of Lefteris.
LEFTY m & f American
Meaning, "left-handed person," 1886, American English, baseball slang, from left (adj.) + -y.
LEG m Old Danish
Old Danish form of Leikr.
LEGACY f & m English
From the English "legacy" meaning "something inherited from a predecessor; a heritage; or the descendant of an alumnus. From the Old French legacie, from the Medieval Latin legatia, from the Latin lēgātum 'a bequest, legacy', from lēgō 'send, dispatch'.
LEGAN m & f English
Transferred use of the surname Legan.
LEGARRETTE m African American (Rare)
Combination of the popular prefix Le with the name Garrette.
Yakut form of Innokentiy.
LÉGER m French, Haitian Creole
French form of Leudagar. Saint Léger, Bishop of Autun was a 7th-century Frankish martyr.
LEGERD m Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular form of Leodegar (compare French Léger).
LEGIEN f Dutch (Rare)
Dutch feminine name of uncertain meaning. A known bearer of this name is the retired Dutch television host Legien Kromkamp (born around 1945).
LEGINA f English (Rare)
Presumably a variant Lagina influenced by Regina and vice versa.
LEGION m English (American, Rare)
Via Old French from Latin legio(n- ), from legere ‘choose, levy’. The adjective dates from the late 17th century.
LEGNÈ f African
The Afrikaans word 'engel' (meaning 'angel')spelled backwords
LEGPA m & f Tibetan
Means "praiseworthy, useful" or "Mercury" in Tibetan.
LEGUNTIA f Medieval Basque
Of uncertain origin and meaning. One theory, however, considers this name a Basque form of Leodegundia.
LEHA f English
Variant of Leah.
LEHANNA f English
Variant of Liana or Leanna. This name was given to 5 girls born in the USA in 2010.
LEHAVA f Hebrew
"Flame, tongue of fire." The name is commonly given symbolically to girls born on Hanukkah or Lag b'Omer.
LEHEL m Hungarian
Hungarian male name. Lehel (died 955) was a Magyar chieftain, one of the military leaders of prince Taksony of Hungary, and a descendant of Árpád.
LEHIWA f Hawaiian (Rare)
From the word meaning "admirable, attractive."
LEHLOHONOLO m Sotho, South African
Means "luck" or "blessing" in Sotho.
LEHO m Estonian
Estonian masculine name of unknown etymology. It probably refers to Lehola, also known as Lõhavere, the castle of Lembitu, an Estonian chieftain.
LEHONTI m Mormon
Lamanite officer.
LEHTE f Estonian
Means "leaf", from the Estonian word leht. A 19th century construction.
LEHTI m & f Estonian, Finnish (Rare)
Meaning "leaf" in Finnish and derived from Estonian leht meaning "leaf".
LEHUANANI f Hawaiian
Means "beautiful ʻōhiʻa (flower)," from lehua, which refers to the flower of the ʻōhiʻa tree and also the tree itself, and nani meaning "beauty, glory, splendour."
LEI f Japanese
Alternate romanization of Rei. "Rei" is technically correct, but in this case it's spelled with an L to match the pronunciation.
LEI m & f Chinese
Meaning "thunder" 雷 in Chinese.
LEÏA f French
French form of Leia.
LEIALOHA m & f Hawaiian
Means "beloved child" from Hawaiian lei "wreath" (by extension "child", carried on the shoulders like a lei) and aloha "love". This name was popular in Hawaii from 1900-1939.
LEIAM m English (American, Rare)
Variant of Liam that was given to 6 boys in 2017 per the SSA.
LEIAN m & f Chinese (Modern, Rare)
Combination of the names Lei (2) and An (1).
LEIB m Yiddish
From the Yiddish word leyb meaning "lion". The lion was associated with the tribe of Judah.
LEIBA f Yiddish
Feminine form of Leib.
LEIBUSH m Yiddish
Diminutive of Leib.
LEICESTER m Literature
Sir Leicester Dedlock is a character in Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House.
LEICH m Breton (Archaic)
Vannetais form of Loeiz.
LEICHAN f Meitei
Means "mosaic of flowers" in Meitei.
LEIDA f Estonian
Estonian feminine name, (first?) used in 19th-century literature. It is associated with the Estonian verb leidma "to find, discover".
LEIDULF m Norwegian
Norwegian younger form of Leiðulfr.
LEIES m Alsatian (Archaic)
Vernacular short form of Elias.
LEIFER m Literature
In Shannon Hale's book "Enna Burning," (book two of the "Bayern" series) the spotlighted young Enna (of which the book is named) is beginning to see trouble (or perhaps mystery?) in estranged brother, Leifer.
LEIFF m Danish (Rare)
Variant of Leif.
LEIFI m Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse variant of Leifr.
LEIGHA f English (American, Modern)
Either a variant of Leah influenced by Leigh or a Latinate elaboration of Leigh.
LEIGHANA f English
Variant of Liana or Leanna. This name was given to 11 girls born in the USA in 2010.
Combination of Leigh and Anna.
Combination of Leigh and Anne.
LEIHANA f Micronesian
The name Leihana is unknown where it originated, but has been used in many islands in the Pacific Ocean, especially in Micronesia. The first recorded use of the name Leihana was for the name of Princess Leihana of an unamed island in the Pacific... [more]
LEIJA f Swedish (Modern), Finnish (Rare), Estonian (Rare)
Finnish variant of Lea. The name coincides with the Finnish word leija "kite".
LEIJN m Dutch (Rare)
More modern form of Leyn, but the name is still quite archaic, even though it has barely survived into modern times. In 2010, there were less than 60 bearers in all of The Netherlands. The real modern form is Lein, of which there were four times as many bearers in 2010... [more]
LEIK m Norwegian
Younger form of Leikr.
Means "desert flower" in Meitei.
LEIKEA f Hawaiian (?)
Means "white flowers", from Hawaiian lei and kea "white".
LEIKELA f Taiwanese (Rare)
From Chinese 雷 léi "thunder", 科 "sort, class, kind", and 拉 "drag, pull".
LEIKI m Faroese
Faroese modern form of Leikr.
LEIKIPS m Latvian
Latvian form of Leukippos via its latinized form Leucippus.
LEIKNY f Norwegian
Combination of Old Norse leikr "game; play; sport; fight" and nýr "new; young; fresh" or "new moon; waxing moon". Another theory, however, considers this an adoption (and Old Norse adaption) of some unknown foreign name.
LEIKNÝ f Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse as well as the Icelandic form of Leikny.
LEIKO f Japanese
Variant transcription of Reiko.
LEIKO f Hawaiian
Combination of "lei" and the Japanese suffix -ko meaning "child". This name was possibly invented by Hawaiians of mixed Japanese-Hawaiian ancestry. It is not used as a given name in Japan.
LEIKR m Ancient Scandinavian
From Old Norse leikr meaning "game, play, fight".