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First Name Directory - Starting with L




This site is dedicated to maintaining a database of first names from all over the world. We are still working to add all meanings to the names and sort them by gender, ethic and other behavior.

Most names come from the European and Arab area, especially italian, spanish, french and german firstnames.


La Toya
Lada
Lada is a Slavic female given name. In Slavic mythology, Lada is the goddess of beauty, love and marriage. It may be derived from the word lad (order), the Old Czech lada (girl, maid) or Serbian and Croatian mlada (bride).[citation needed] Pronounced lah-dah. Lada is also a shortened name for the Slavic names Ladislava and Wladysława.
Ladan
Laetitia
Laetitia (English) also Laëtitia (French) and Lætitia (French and Latin) is a girl's name that is quite popular in the south of France and is also used in Québec. It is originally a Latin name Lætitia. The Latin grapheme "æ" is increasingly replaced in France with "aë" but the name is pronounced the same.
Laila
Laila is a female given name.
Lailani
Lailani is a feminine given name.
Laima
Laima is a Latvian and Lithuanian female given name, which means "luck" or "beginning". Laima is the goddess of fate and birth in Baltic mythologies. The name may refer to:
Laimdota
Laimdota is a feminine Latvian given name, borne by over 600 individuals in Latvia. Its name day is February 11.
Laimė
Laime (literally ' happiness ') is a Lithuanian female name. The male form is Laimis.
Laimutė
Laimutė is a Lithuanian female name derived from Laima. The male form is Laimutis.
Lais
Lakshan
Lakshan (Devanagari: लक्षण lakṣaṇa) is a South Asian masculine given name. Some of the meanings of the Sanskrit word lakṣaṇa are "mark, sign", "aim, goal", "lucky mark". A related feminine given name is Lakshanya.
Lale
Lale or Laleh is a female given name, which occurs in the form of Lale as the family name.
Lalie
Lalie is a feminine given name.
Lama
Lama is an Arabic female given name that has its roots in Arabic poetry. It means "lips that are dark like the color of a sunset", and is often used in poetry to refer to the lips of the beloved. The name may refer to:
Lamia
Lamia is a feminine given name of Arabic origin meaning "shining" or "radiant." The Bosnian form of name is Lamija. Lamija was the most popular name for newborn girls in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2012.
Lamina
Lamina is a feminine given name.
Lana
Lana is a female given name and surname. Though its origin is disputed, it can be found most frequently in the English speaking countries, Russia, as well as many other European countries. "Lana" is short for Alana (in English) or Svetlana (in Russian), as well as a derivative of the Greek name Helen.
Lani
Lanny
Lanny is an English male and (rare) female given name occurs in particular in the United States and Canada as self-employed diminutive of Lance, Landon and other names beginning with LAN.
Lara
Lara can be a given name or a surname in several languages.
Larissa
Larissa is a feminine given name.
Lāsma
Lāsma is a Latvian feminine given name. Its name day is October 1.
Lata
Lata (Hindi: लता) is a Hindu/Sanskrit Indian female given name, which means "creeper" and "vine". Lata may refer to:
Latha
Latha is an Indian female given name.
Latifa
Latifa or Lateefa is a female Arabic first name which means gentle, pleasant or cute, corresponding to Latif. It may refer to:
Latife
Latife is a Turkish given name for females. People named Latife include:
Laura
Laura is a female given name in Latin, Western Europe and North America whose meaning ("Bay Laurel") translates to victor, and an early hypocorism from Laurel and Lauren.
Laure
Laureline
Lauren
Laurence
Laurence is an English and French given name. The English masculine name originates from a French form of the Latin Laurentius, a name meaning "man from Laurentum". It is possible, although unlikely, that the name of Laurentum is derived from the Latin laurus ("laurel").
Laurene
Laurene is a feminine given name.
Lauretta
Lauretta is a feminine given name, which is probably derived from the name Laura. Lauretta also means "victory over bad elements" in Sanskrit and several Indian languages. Notable people with the name include:
Lauri
Lauri is an Estonian and Finnish male given name. It can also be a surname.
Laurie
Laurine
Layan
Layan, Lynn, Leanne or Lian (Arabic: ليان) is a feminine Arabic given name meaning "prosperity life", "soft, gentle." Leen (Arabic: لين) is a related name that means "tender." Both are among the most popular names given to newborn girls in the Arab world in the past decade.
Lea
Léa
Léa is a feminine given name.
Leandra
Léandre
Léane
Léane is a feminine given name.
Lee
Lee is a family name that is used more commonly in English-speaking countries, as well as in South Korea and other Asian countries, occasionally a first name.
Lee-Ann
Leelavathi
Leelavathi (hindi : लीलावती) is a Hindu Indian feminine given name, which means "playful" and "goddess durga".
Leeloo
Leeloo is a feminine given name.
Leelou
Leelou is a feminine given name.
Leigh
Leigh is an English family name and first name derived from this.


Leila
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Lejla
Leyla (Arabic & #160; ليلى, DMG Lejla or Hebrew & #160; לילה) is a feminine given name. The name comes from the Arabic (Arabic & #160; ليلى, DMG Lejla) and is common as a first name in the Arab Muslim region. Originally the name lailāʾ or lailā in the meaning is ' night ' (literary also: "very dark and long night", "most beautiful of all nights") back. To Ibn Manzur: "then the woman is named then". The name is old and occurs in the pre-Islamic period as well as in the surroundings of Mohammed. The tragic love story of Layla Lejla is well known in the Arab beautiful literature.
Lemonia
Lena
Lena is a female given name. The name has evolved in different languages as a variation of several earlier names. In some derivations, Lena comes from the endings of Alina and Helena. Lena is also a diminutive or short form for names that end with -line, such as Caroline, Adeline, and Madeline. Leana is seen in Hindi and Swedish. The Scandinavian version for the name Helen is Lena; here, it means "torch", metaphorically representing something that shows light and leads the path.
Léna
Léna is a feminine given name.
Léna
Lene
Lena or Leni is a feminine given name. Lena is a short form of various female given name such as Magdalena, Helena and Jelena/Yelena. The name Helena comes from the Greek. He goes to the word "hele" = "Sunshine" back (= Greek Sun-God Helios) and is thus "the shining", "the torch", "the shine" or "the same of the Sun". Helena in the Greek. Mythology was the daughter of Zeus and Leda.
Lenka
Lenka is a Czech and Slovak feminine given name. Independently, it is also a diminutive of another female name, Lena.
Lenore
Leo
Leo is a feminine given name.
Léocadie
Leona
Leona is a female given name.
Leonia
Leonie
Leonie is a Latin-origin feminine given name, (meaning "lioness"), from the masculine personal name Leon (meaning "lion"). Leonie evolved to Léonie in France. It is rare as a surname.
Léonie
Leonor
Leonora
Leonóra
Leonora is a Hungarian female given name.
Leonore
Leontina
Leontina is a feminine given name.
Leontine
A female given name Leontine is formed from the Greek name of Leontinus (Leon, Λέων = the Lion).
Leopoldine
Leotie
Leotie is a feminine given name.
Leposava
Leposava is a Serbian female given name, derived from Slavic lepota, meaning "beauty".
Lerke
Lesley
Lesley is a placename and given name, a variant of Leslie, ultimately an anglicization of a Scottish (Gaelic) placename.
Leticia
Levanah
Levanah is a feminine given name.
Levke
Lexi
Lexi or—less commonly—Lexie is a nickname of given names starting with "Alex" or another variation of the name "Lex" (such as Alexis, Alexandra, Alexandria, Alexander, Alexandre, Alexa, Alexia etc.).
Leyla
Leyla (Arabic ليلى, DMG Lejla or Hebrew לילה) is a feminine given name.
Lia
Lia is a feminine given name.
Lian
Liana
Liana is a female given name. It is a short form of Eliana, Juliana, Liliana and other names that end in liana.
Liane
Liane is a feminine given name.
Liběna
Libjena is female given name. Derived from the Slavic element ljub meaning love, bonnie. Other variant is Libusha and Ljuba. An old name is Ljubena. Pronounced LIB-yeh-nah.
Libuše
Libuše is female given name. It is an old Czech name. It is derived from the adjective libý, the base of which is Slavonic ljub meaning "love", "lovable". Related names are Ljuba, Liběna and Liboslava. Pronounced LI-buw-sheh.
Licia
Licia is an Italian feminine given name, and may refer to:
Lídia
Lidia is a Hungarian female given name.
Lidwina
Bradley is a feminine given name.
Lieke
Lieke is a Dutch female given name. It is a pet form of Angelique.
Liene
Liene is a Latvian feminine given name. The associated name day is August 18.
Liesbeth
Lieschen
Liese
Lieselotte
Liesl
Liesl is a feminine given name of German origin. It is the short form of Elisabeth.
Līga
Līga is a Latvian given name. Its nameday is on June 23, which is the Latvian festival day of Līgo.
Ligita
Ligita is a Lithuanian feminine name. The male form is Ligitas.
Liisa
Liisa is a Finnish and Estonian female given name. Its nameday is the 19th of November. It originated as a variation of the name Lisa. As of January 2013, there are more than 100,000 women registered in Finland with this name. It is listed by the Finnish Population Register Centre as one of the top 10 most popular female given names ever.


Liisi
Liisi is a Finnish and Estonian female given name. Its nameday is on the 19 November. It originated as a variation of the name Lisa.
Lila
Lili
Lili is a feminine given name.
Lilian
Lilian is a feminine given name.
Liliana
Liliana is a feminine given name.
Liliána
Liliana is a Hungarian female given name.
Liliane
Liliane is a given name for women, most often used where French is spoken, a variant of Lillian and Lily, associated with the flower name Lily, genus Lilium.
Lilias
Lilias is a feminine given name, and may refer to:
Lilija
Lilija is a Latvian and Lithuanian feminine given name. The associated name day is April 30.
Lilith
Lilla
Lilla is a female given name, derived from Elizabeth.
Lilli
Lilli is a feminine given name.
Lilly
Lilly is a feminine given name.
Lilou
Lilou is a French female given name. It is rising in popularity in France, where it is ranked in the top 50 names given to baby girls. It may have originated as a short form of names ending in the sound "lee" such as Aurélie, Amélie, Aline, Élise, Élie, Coralie, or Liliane, following the French way of forming short forms of names by adding the suffix "ou" to affectionate names. It is also said to be an Occitan language version of the name Lily, originally spelled Liló in that language. It was not registered as a formal name in France prior to 1997, when 19 girls named Lilou, nine girls named Leeloo and four girls named Leelou were registered. The spelling Lylou is also used. Short forms of names have become increasingly popular as formal names in France as well as elsewhere in Europe.
Lily
Lily is a feminine given name.
Lina
Lina is a common female given name in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, especially among those born after 1980. In 2011 it was one of the most popular female given names in Germany. It was initially used as a shortened form of names such as Karolina, Nikolina, Adelina, Evelina and Paulina. Since "-lina" is a diminutive suffix, it has no meaning of its own in Swedish. The Danish and Norwegian form is "Line".
Linda
Linda is a female given name.
Lindita
Lindita is an Albanian female given name, with the meaning "the day is born, lind dita".
Lindy
Lindy is a feminine given name.
Line
Line is a female given name, most common in the Nordic countries Denmark and Norway. It is a short form of names which end in -line, like Caroline. The Swedish form is Lina. In Norway its Name day is 20 January.
Linnéa
Linnéa or Linnea is a female given name of Swedish origin.
Linnea
Linnéa (Linnéa also, Linea, Linnaea, short form: NEA) is a female given name of Swedish origin, is distributed mainly in Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Linoa
Linoa is a feminine given name.
Lioba
Lior
Lisa
Lisa is a feminine given name.
Lisabeth
Lisabeth or Lizabeth is a given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:
Lisanne
Lisanne is a German female given name.
Lisbeth
Lisbeth is a feminine given name, a variant of Elisabeth. It may be:
Lise
Lise is a feminine given name.
Liselott
Liselott is a feminine given name.
Liselotte
Litonya
Litonya is a feminine given name.
Liucija
Liucija is a Lithuanian female name derived from Lucius. The male form is Liucijus.
Liuda
Liuda is a Lithuanian female name derived from Lyudmila. The male form is Liudas.
Liv
Liv is a Norwegian mostly female given name derived from the Old Norse "hlíf", which means "shelter" or "protection"; in modern Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish it is also homophonous with the word "liv" meaning "life."
Livia
Livia was the wife of Augustus and the most powerful woman in the early Roman Empire.
Lívia
Livia is a Hungarian female given name.
Lizette
Lizette is a female given name that may refer to:
Ljilja
Ljiljana
Ljiljana (Cyrillic script: Љиљана) is a feminine given name. It may refer to:
Ljuba
Ljuba is female given name. It is Slavic origin, it comes from the basic word l'ub love.
Ljubica
Ljubica (Serbian: Љубица and Macedonian: Љубица) - is a Slavic origin female given name meaning "love" or "kiss", where -ica is a diminutive suffix. Also, Ljubica means violet, while the actual flower is Ljubičica, a superdiminutive. It is Serbian and Croatian in origin, used throughout the former Yugoslavia.
Ljubow
Lubov is a Russian female given name.
Ljudmila
Lyudmila (Russian ljudi "People, people" =; mila = "love, welcome") is a Slavic female given name. In the Sorbian, Czech and Slovenian language, he is written without the j referred to the softening of the l (Ludmila). The short form is Ljuda. Another form is Ludmilla.
Ljupka
Those with the name include:
Loane
Loba
Lolita
Lolita (/ləˈliːtə/, /lɒlˈiːtə/, or US /loʊˈliːtə/) is a female given name of Spanish origin. It is the diminutive form of Lola, a hypocorism of Dolores, which means "suffering" in Spanish.
Lomasi
Lomasi is a feminine given name.


London
London (English pronunciation [ˈlʌndən]) is a female as well as male first name.
Lora
Lora is a feminine given name.
Lore
Lore is a feminine given name.
Loredana
Loreena
Loreley
Lorena
Lorena is a feminine given name.
Loreta
Loreta is a Lithuanian female name derived from Loretta.
Loretta
Loretta is a female given name which is in use in the English-speaking world. Loretta is the feminine form of Lorenz, of its origin in the Roman cognomen of Laurentius (= from the town Laurentium,) has.
Lori
Lori is a feminine given name.
Lorna
Lorna is a feminine given name. The name is said to have been first coined by R. D. Blackmore for the heroine of his novel Lorna Doone, which appeared in 1869. Blackmore appears to have derived this name from the Scottish placename Lorn/Lorne. In the U.S., according to the 1990 census, the name ranks 572 of 4275. As a surname, Lorna ranks 62296 out of 88799.
Lorraine
Lorraine is a feminine given name.
Lotte
Lotte is a feminine given name.
Lou
Lou-Ann
Lou-Ann is a feminine given name.
Lou-Anna
Lou-Anna is a feminine given name.
Lou-Anne
Lou-Anne is a feminine given name.
Louane
Louane (also spelled Lou-Anne or Louanne) is a French feminine name, derived from a combination of the names Louise and Anne. It has been rising in popularity in the last decade and is ranked in the top 100 names given to baby girls in France in 2014. The short form Lou, is also popular for girls in France.
Louella
Louella a German female name meaning "young girl warrior"
Louise
Louise and Aloisia / Luise are, respectively, French and German feminine forms of Louis. Louise has been regularly used as a female name in English speaking countries since the middle of the 19th century. It has ranked among the top 100 names given to girls in France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden and Wales in recent years. It last ranked among the top 1,000 first names for girls born in the United States in 1991, but remains a more common middle name.
Louna
Louna is a French feminine given name of uncertain origin.
Love
Love, or more uncommon Lowe, is a Swedish version of the French name Louis. It can also be a version of Lovisa, and can thus be used both for men and women, although it is more common with men.
Lovisa
Lovisa is a Swedified form of Louise, which originates in Louis and has been used in Sweden since the 17th century. It was placed in the Swedish calendar in the 1750s after king Adolf Fredericks marriage to Lovisa Ulrika of Prussia in 1744. Lovisa means fighter.
Luba
Luba is a feminine given name.
Lubina
Lubina is a female given name common in Germany and the Netherlands. He was twice independently of one another: as the Sorbian first name from Slavic roots, on the other hand as Frisian Dutch first name from Germanic roots. The family name is also Slavic origin.
Luca
Luca (pronounced "LOO-kah" also spelt Louca, Luka, Louka), is an unisex name. Predominantly it is used as a male name mainly in Italy, Germany and Romania, derived from the Latin name Lucas, a possible translation of Ancient Greek Loukas (Λουκᾶς) meaning "(one) from Lucania" (an ancient region of southern Italy) or the name is derived from the Latin word "lux" (light). It may also come from the Latin word "lucus" meaning "sacred wood" (a cognate of lucere), or from another Greek word λύκος, lykos meaning "wolf". The name is common among Christians as a result of Luke the Evangelist. Similarly, the name Luka is also a male given name but instead commonly found in Eastern Europe and particularly the Balkans with the name sharing the same origin.
Lucette
Lollipop is a French female name originating with the first name Latin Lucia. The lollipops are celebrated on December 13.
Lucia
Lucia is both a feminine given name and a surname. Comes from the Latin word Lux (Light). It is the feminine form of the Roman praenomen Lucius. Notable people with the name include:
Luciana
Luciana is a feminine given name of Roman origin, a variation of the masculine name Lucius. The name is especially popular in Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
Lucie
Lucie is the French and Czech form of the female name Lucia. Notable people with the name include:
Lucienne
Lucienne is a given name of French origin. It is the feminine form of Lucien. It means "Light". Variants include Lucinda, Lucie( French) and Lucy. People named Lucienne include:
Lucinda
Lucrezia
Lucy
Lucy is an English and French feminine given name derived from Latin masculine given name Lucius with the meaning as of light (born at dawn or daylight, maybe also shiny, or of light complexion). Alternative spellings are Luci, Luce, Lucie. Lucy is also an American, Australian, Canadian, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh and French surname.
Ludivine
Ludivine is a feminine given name.
Ludmila
Ludmila or Ludmilla - (in origin sounds like Luedmeela) is a female given name of Slavic origin and consists of two elements: lud ("people") and mila ("dear, love"). Because the initial L is mostly soft (palatalized), it is sometimes also transcribed Lyudmila, Lyudmyla or Ljudmila, and is written as Ľudmila in Slovak.
Ludmilla
Ludmiła
Ludmiła (IPA: lud'miu̯a)-also Ludomiła (IPA: ludɔ'miu̯a), Ludzimiła (IPA: ludʑi'miu̯a) and Ludźmiła (IPA: ludʑ'miu̯a)-is a female given name. It is the Polish form of the Slavic name, Ludmila.
Ludovica
Ludovica is a feminine version of Louis or Ludwig. It is currently the tenth most popular name for baby girls in Italy.
Ludwika
Luigia
Luigia is an Italian female given name.
Luisa
Luisa (Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese) or Louise (French) is a feminine given name; it is the feminine form of the given name Louis (Luis), the French form of the Frankish Chlodowig (German Ludwig), from the Germanic elements hlod "fame" and wig "combat".
Luise
Luitgard
Farzana is a German female given name.
Luitgart
Farzana is a German female given name.
Lukrécia
Lukrécia is a Hungarian female given name.
Lule
Lule is a feminine given name.
Luljeta
Luljeta is an Albanian feminine given name, which means "flower of life". In old ancient times, the name was normally given to females if the parents wanted a male birth following the birth of their female child, superstitiously. The name may refer to:
Lulu
Lulu is a feminine given name.
Lulwa
Lulwa (لولوة) is an Arabic given name for females. It is derived from the word لؤلؤة lu’lú’a, meaning "pearl". People named Lulwa include:


Luna
Luna is a feminine given name.
Lupe
Lupita
Lupita is short for Lupe or shortening Guadalupita, diminutive of Guadalupe.
Lütfiye
Margo is a Turkish female given name of Arabic origin with the meaning of "Goodness" or "Beauty". The masculine form of the name is Alicia.
Lux
Luzie
Lydia
Lydia is a feminine first name of Greek origin (Greek: Λυδία). The name means "woman from Lydia." Lydia of Thyatira, woman and deaconess in the New Testament's Acts of the Apostles was a purple cloth dealer. She was the apostle Paul's first convert in Philippi and thus the first convert to Christianity in Europe.
Lydie
Lydie is a female given name of French origin. He is the French form of the name Lydia.
Lykke
LYKKE is a Danish female given name and family name meaning "Happiness".
Lynn
Lynn is a surname, originally place-based in English-speaking countries, derived from the Welsh word llyn meaning "Lake", and a male and female given name derived from the name of this family.
Lynnette
Lyn(n)ette is a feminine given name and may refer to:
Lærke
Lærke is a Danish feminine first name meaning "lark." It was ranked as the fourth most popular name for girls born in Denmark in 2009, rising from 10th place in 2008.
Lætitia





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