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LIBYA f Greek Mythology
Libya is the daughter of Epaphus
, King of Egypt, in both Greek and Roman mythology. She personified the land of Ancient Libya in North Africa, from which the name of modern-day Libya originated.
LICARAYEN f Mapuche, New World Mythology
Composed of Mapuche lica
meaning "stone" and rayen
"flower" (compare Rayen
). In legend the beautiful maiden Licarayen sacrificed herself in order to stop the wrath of the evil spirit of the volcano Osorno from destroying her people; it was from the ashes and snow of her sacrifice that Lake Llanquihue in Chile was created.
LICIA f Italian
Derived from Greek Λυκιος (Lykios)
and Λυκια (Lykia)
, the ethnic name for a person from Licia
, a region in Asia Minor (compare Lycia
LICINIANUS m Late Roman
Roman cognomen which was derived from Licinius
. Known bearers of this name include the Roman author Granius Licinianus (2nd century AD) and the Roman usurper Julius Valens Licinianus (3rd century AD).
LICINIUS m Ancient Roman
Roman nomen gentile which was derived from the Roman cognomen Licinus
, which itself was derived from the Latin adjective licinus
meaning "bent, turned upward, upturned". Also compare the Latin verb licinio
meaning "to show through, to disclose".... [more]
LICORUS m Greek Mythology, Literature
Licorus is a form of the name Lycorus
.In Greek mythology, Lycorus was a son of the god Apollo. After him a city was named Lycoreia.This is the name of Licorus Black, a character in the "Harry Potter" series written by J.K. Rowling.
LIDAR f & m Hebrew
Combination of the name Li (2)
means "to me" / "mine" and the name Dar
means "(mother of) pearl" / "nacre".
LIDEWIJ f Dutch (Rare)
Germanic name derived from the elements leud
"people" and wîh
"sacred" or wîch
"battle. Used by John Green in The Fault in our Stars
LIDIAN f English (Rare)
In the case of Lidian Emerson (1802-1892), the second wife of philosopher-poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, it was an elaboration of Lydia
, her original name, changed by her at her husband's request, allegedly to avoid the hiatus between Lydia
LIDIK f Nivkh
From Nivkh lygdyd
meaning "watching, wide-eyed".
LIDWINA f Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant of Ludwina
. It was borne by Lidwina (or Lydwina
) of Schiedam, a Dutch mystic and Roman Catholic saint of the 15th century.
LIDZHI m Kalmyk
Means "born on Wednesday", from Kalmyk үлмҗ (ülmzh)
LIE m Chinese
Liè is Chinese for "ardent". Ardent means either enthusiastic or passionate, or burning or glowing.
LIEBCHEN f Yiddish
Diminutive of Liebe
. It coincides with the German term of endearment Liebchen
LIEM f Hebrew
Combination of the name Li (2)
means "to me" / "mine" and the word em
, which is relative to the word ima
that means "mother", usually feminine, rare as masculine. The meaning of this name is "my mother" / "I have a mother".
LIENG m Vietnamese, Chinese
In Vietnamese, the name is likely related to the Ma Lieng (Chut) ethnic group local to the Minh Hoa and Tuyen Hoa districts of Quang Binh Province. In China, Lièng-gŏng is another name for Lianjiang, a suburban county of Fuzhou on the eastern coast of Fujian province, People's Republic of China.
LIENIA f Chuukese
it is originated from chuuk specifically the outer islands..for the islands in the chuuk lagoon it is "finia".."lien" is an expression for girls.."ia" means where..the name is more likely to ask a question..it can only be used for girls..the true meaning is "where is she from"..lienia and finia are the same meaning..
LIEPIŅA f Medieval Baltic
Derived from Latvian liepa
"linden tree, lime tree". This name was recorded in medieval Latvia.
LIERNIA f Basque (Rare)
Basque feminine given name taken from an epithet of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Liernia, the Basque patron of mothers without milk or who are unable to conceive.
LIESMA f Latvian
Directly taken from Latvian liesma
"flame, blaze". This name was used by the Latvian poet and playwright Aspazija in her play Ragana
LIEV m Yiddish
Yiddish variant of Lev (2)
. A famous bearer is Liev Schreiber, an American actor.
LÍFDÍS f Icelandic (Rare)
Combination of the Old Norse name elements hlíf
"cover; shelter; protection (especially a shield)" and dís
"goddess; woman, lady; sister" or dis
"wise woman, seeress; woman, virgin".
LIFENG m Chinese
From Chinese 立 (lì)
meaning "to stand, to establish" or 利 (lì)
meaning "benefit, advantage" combined with 峰 (fēng)
meaning "peak, summit", as well as other character combinations that can form this name.
LIG f Hmong
Means "youngest daughter" in Hmong.
LIGAD m & f Hebrew (Rare)
Combination of the names Li (2)
means "my fortune" / "my luck" in Hebrew, its quite rare name in Israel.
LIGITA f Latvian, Lithuanian
Latvian name of uncertain origin and meaning which also got adopted into Lithuanian usage. Folk etymology generally considers this name a variant of Līga
LIINU f Finnish
Most likely a pet name from Liina and names ending in 'liina'.
LIIR m Literature
Possibly intended as a variant of Llyr
, this is the name of Elphaba
's child in American author Gregory Maguire's 'Wicked' series.
LIIVO m Estonian
Liivo is an Estonian masculine given name derived from the word "liiv" meaning "sand". The associate name day is May 11.
LIJA f Latvian
Of uncertain origin and meaning. Theories include a Latvianized variant of Lia
and a direct derivation from Latvian lija
"hen-harrier; mild, soft rain".
LIJIN m & f Chinese, Arabic, English
According to a user from New Jersey, United States, the name Lijin is of Chinese origin and means "Beautiful golden child".... [more]
LIJUAN f Chinese
From Chinese 丽 (lì)
meaning "beautiful, lovely, pretty, fair" combined with 娟 (juān)
meaning "beautiful, graceful". This name can be formed of other character combinations as well.
LIKA f Georgian
Meaning as of yet unknown. This name might possibly be a short form of a given name that contains -lik-
, such as Eliko
. However, it could also be an independent name in its own right, in which case it is possibly of Arabic or Persian origin.... [more]
LÍKNHVATR m Ancient Scandinavian
Derived from the Germanic name elements líkn
"mercy, relief, comfort" and hvatr
"active, brisk, vigorous, manly".
LĪKSMA f Latvian
Derived from Latvian līksms
"jolly, merry, cheerful, happy, joyful".
LILA f Breton
Of debated origin and meaning. Theories include a derivation from Eulalia
LILAEA f Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of Greek Λίλαια (Lilaia). In Greek mythology, Lilaea was a Naiad of a spring of the same name, daughter of the river god Cephissus
LILAKAI f Navajo
Meaning uncertain, perhaps derived from Navajo łį́į́ʼ
"horse" and łigaii
"white". It was borne by Lilakai "Lily" Neil (1900-1961), the first woman to be elected to the Navajo Tribal Council (served 1946-1951).
LILBURN m English
Transferred use of the surname Lilburn, likely deriving from English lily
, meaning "lily", and burne
LILE f Georgian
Lile is Svanetian (Svaneti-historic province in Georgia) goddess of the Sun and light.
LILEYA f Ukrainian (Rare)
Possibly directly taken from Ukrainian Лілея
), itself as variant of Лілія
LILINOE f Hawaiian, Polynesian Mythology
From the word meaning "fine mist." A deity in Hawaiian mythology goes by this name, associated with Mauna Kea alongside Poliʻahu and Waiau.
LILIOLA f Medieval French
Blessed Liliola was a 7th-century abbess of Arles, through whose influence Saint Rusticula became a nun.
LILIOM f & m Hungarian
Means "lily" in Hungarian, from the Latin "lilium". This name has been used since the Árpád age (pre 1000 A.C.). It has history as a male name, such as in the play "Liliom" (1909) by Ferenc Molnár (which has inspired a 1934 film and the musical "Carousel")... [more]
LILIOSA f Late Roman
Feminine diminutive of Latin lilium
"a lily". This name belonged to an Iberian Christian woman martyred in Córdoba, Andalusia c.852 under Emir Abd ar-Rahman II, along with her husband Felix, his cousin Aurelius and Aurelius' wife Natalia.