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LEILA f Hawaiian
Combination of Lei
. Lei meaning "flowers, lei, child" and La meaning "day".
LEIN m Dutch
Modern form of the medieval name Leyn
via its more modern (but still archaic) form Leijn
. This name has been used every year in at least the last 130 years, but was never overly common: the name was at its most popular in 1900, when 17 newborn boys were given this name... [more]
LEINANI f Hawaiian
Means "beautiful child" from Hawaiian lei
"wreath" (by extension "child", carried on the shoulders like a lei) and nani
"beauty". This name was popular in Hawaii from 1900-1939.
LEINO m Finnish, Estonian
Finnish and Estonian name derived from the pen name of Eino Leino (Armas Einar Leopold Lönnbohm), Finnish poet and journalist (1878-1926).
LEITA f English (Rare)
Means "strong woman." A famous bearer is a character in the novel "The Third Wish."
LEKE m Yoruba
Means "trimuph" in Yoruba. Often used as a short form of other names ending in leke
, such as Adeleke
LEKHA f Sanskrit
Writing, Mark, Horizon the crescent Moon, Line, Record, Lightening
ŁĘKOMIR m Polish
Obscure old Polish male name composed of the Slavic elements łęka
"cunning, guile, treachery" and mir
"peace". The meaning may thus be something along the lines of "he who uses his cunning in order to establish peace".
ŁĘKOSŁAW m Polish
Derived from Polish lęk
"fear" combined with Slavic slav
"glory". This name thus means something along the lines of "fear of glory".
LEL m Romani
Derived from the Romani word lel
"to take; to receive".
LELDE f Latvian, Theatre
1920s phonetic coinage which was first used in the play Spēlēju, dancoju
(1915) by Latvian poet and playwright Rainis.
LELE m Italian
Pet name of several italian names ending with "ele", such as: Gabriele, Emanuele, Ezechiele, Michele and so on
LELIANA f Popular Culture
Possibly based on the Italian name LELIA
, in turn modeling itself on the elaboration LILIANA
. In the award-winning video game franchise "Dragon Age," the character Leliana is a respected, and feared, spymaster who aids the protagonist(s).
LELIJA f Croatian
Croatian form of Laelia
. There is a poem from the famous Croatian poet Dragutin Tadijanović (1905.-2007.) named "Lelija".
LELLE f Hungarian
Feminine form of Lél
. While in the Middle Ages, Lelle was a masculine variant of Lél, it has been revived as a strictly feminine form of the name.
LELOSA f Nigerian
Means "Follow God." in Benin; an ethnic group in Nigeria.
LELOUCH m Popular Culture
Transferred use of the surname Lelouch
, a variant of Lellouche
. Lelouch Lamperouge was the title character and protagonist of the Japanese anime television series 'Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion' (2006-2007) and its sequel (2008).
LELWANI f Mythology
Etymology unknown. This was the name of the Hattite goddess of the underworld, who lived in the dark of the earth and whose temples were associated with mausoleums.
LEMBIT m Estonian
, the name of a 13th-century Estonian leader, which meant "beloved" (cognate to Finnish Lemmitty
). This historical name was revived in the 19th century, and became popular in the first half of the 20th century.
LEMBITU m Estonian (Archaic)
Lembitu (Estonian also: Lembit, died September 21, 1217) was an ancient Estonian king and military leader in the struggle against conquest of the Estonian lands by the German Livonian Brothers of the Sword at the beginning of the 13th century... [more]
LEMIR m Soviet, Russian
This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names. It can be a contraction of Ленин и мировая революция (Lenin i mirovaya revolyutsiya)
meaning "Lenin and the world revolution", but it can also be a contraction of Ленин мировой идеал революций (Lenin mirovoy ideal revolyutsiy)
, which essentially means "Lenin is the revolutionary ideal of the world".... [more]
LEMIRA f Soviet, Russian
Feminine form of Lemir
. This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
LEMIRA f Soviet, Russian (Rare)
Most likely an acronym of the surnames of Ленин (Lenin)
, Энгельс (Engels)
and Маркс (Marx)
combined with the Russian words интернационал революция (internatsional revolyutsiya)
meaning "international revolution".
LEMMA f English (Rare)
Perhaps a feminine form of Lemuel
. Notable namesake is Lemma Barkaloo (1840–1870), the first American woman to attend law school. She studied at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
LEMMITTY f & m Finnish
Means "beloved" in Finnish (i.e., the past passive participle of lempiä
; compare Lempi
). It has occasionally been used as a feminine given name (and sometimes a masculine name; it is "rare for either sex, and mostly a middle name").
LEMONY m Popular Culture
Used by American author Daniel Handler (1970-) as a pen name. He claimed that, not wanting to give his real name, he spontaneously blurted out "Lemony Snicket" over the phone one day. It may be a play on the name Lemoine
or the word lemon
LEMTA f Berber
Etymology unknown. This is the name of the mythological mother of the Tuaregs.
LENARA f Soviet
Derived as a contracted form of Ленинская армия (Leninskaya armya
), meaning "Lenin's army". This name was used by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
LENI f & m Hebrew (Modern, Rare)
Modern Hebrew acronym for "God gave to me" (Hebrew: לי נתן אלוהים), Li (2)
means "to me", natan
is a Hebrew word (and a name) means "(he) gave", the letter i (or y) is a part of the name of God, another variant can be Leny
LENINA f Literature, Spanish (Latin American)
This name was invented by the British author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), who apparently intended it to be a feminine form of the surname Lenin
, Lenin being the founder of the former Soviet state... [more]
LENITY f English (Rare)
From the English word lenity
, ultimately derived from Latin lenitas
meaning "softness, gentleness, mildness", from lenis
"soft, mild". In English it is also used to mean "mercifulness"... [more]
LENIZA f Russian, Tatar, Arabic
Acronym based on Ленинские заветы, meaning "Lenin's testaments" which coincides with an Arabic name.
LENNOR f & m Romani
Derived from Romani lennor
, meaning both "spring" and "summer".
LENO m Gaulish
Derived from Gaulish leno-
"wood; grove, bosk".
LENSTALBERI m Soviet, Georgian (Rare)
Combination of Lenin
, which were the surnames of the Soviet politicians Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) and Lavrentiy Beria (1899-1953). This name was created by Communist parents who were eager to reject traditional names.
LENTE f Dutch
Derived from the Dutch word lente
LENY m & f Hebrew (Modern)
Modern Hebrew acronym for "God gave to me" (Hebrew: לי נתן האל), Li (2)
means "to me" / "for me" / "mine", Natan
means "he gave", the letter y is part of the name of God.
LEÓ m Icelandic, Hungarian
Icelandic and Hungarian form of Leo
. A bearer is Daníel Leó Grétarsson, who is an Icelandic footballer and Leó Weiner who is a Hungarian composer.
LEOBIN m Ancient Germanic
A pet form of any of the compound names formed with the prefix leub
, or liob
meaning "dear, beloved". ... [more]
LÉOFCWÉN f Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof
"dear, agreeable, beloved" and cwen
LEOFGEAT m Anglo-Saxon
Old English name meaning "dear Geat", composed of the element leof
"dear, beloved" combined with Geat
, which referred to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Geats. Perhaps it was an epithet of the hero Beowulf
, a legendary Geat (which is cognate to Goth
LEOFGIFU f Anglo-Saxon
Old English name meaning "dear gift", from the elements leof
"dear, agreeable, beloved" and giefu
LEOFMAN m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English element leof
"dear, beloved" combined with mann
LEOFNOTH m Anglo-Saxon
Derived from the Old English elements leof
"dear, agreeable, beloved" and noþ
"courage". Leuca, Leofeca and Leofa are diminutives of Leofnoth.
LEOFRIED m German (Rare), Dutch (Rare)
The first element of this name is either derived from Old High German liub
"dear, beloved" or from Old High German leiba
"remnant, remains" (see Bernlef
). The second element is derived from Old High German fridu