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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.
LeopoldLeopold is both a given name and a family name. Leopold is a form of the old high German name Liutbald, which is is composed of the syllables of the name liut (German for folk) and soon (old high German for "bold, brave") and means as much as "the bold from the people". The syllable is soon as second syllable almost exclusively in male names.
LevinLevin is a masculine given name currently popular with German-speaking people in Switzerland. It is a modern German version of the Old English name Leofwine or the Old German Leobwin or Liebwin, meaning "dear friend." Dutch variants include Lieven and Lievin. A rare modern English variant is Lewin. It can also be a variant of Levi and is a surname with different origins.
LorentzLorentz is a name derived from the Roman surname, Laurentius, which mean "from Laurentum". It is the German form of Laurence. Notable people with the name include:
LotharLothar is a modern form of the Germanic Chlothar or Hlothar. Notable people with the surname include:
LudgerLudger is a masculine given name of Germanic origin, from the other variants are derived. The female form of the name is Ludgera. First known bearers of the name is the Saint Ludger, born to 742 in Utrecht. Charlemagne appointed him to the missionary. His field of activity was in the area of the modern German States of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. Ludger was Bishop of the Diocese of Münster.
LudgeraLudger is a masculine given name of Germanic origin, from the other variants are derived. The female form of the name is Ludgera. First known bearers of the name is the Saint Ludger, born to 742 in Utrecht. Charlemagne appointed him to the missionary. His field of activity was in the area of the modern German States of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. Ludger was Bishop of the Diocese of Münster.
LudolfLudolf or Ludolph is both a given name and a family name. The name is common in the German-speaking world.
LudwigLudwig is an Old High German given name. Etymologically, the name can be traced back to the Germanic name Hludwig, composed of Hlud or Hluth meaning "famous", and Wig meaning "war". Nicknames are Ludva, Ludia, Luděk, Viky.
LütoldLütold, Leuthold or Lüthold is a German name, popular in the High Middle Ages.
LewisLewis is a name common in the Anglo-Saxon. It's a variant of the French name Louis, which in turn was derived from the old high German/Frankish given name "Hluthwig" (Ludwig).
LievenLieven is a Flemish male given name. The name is derived from the old high German personal name of liobwini ("liob" for sweet, pleasant, loved, and "Steve" friend). The German equivalent is Liebwin. He is prevalent especially in Flanders, since it is the Flemish name of Saint Livinus of Ghent.
LorenzLorenz is a masculine given name and a family name as a German derivation of the Latin name of Laurentius.
LamprechtLamprecht is an old German male given name.
LazarLazar (Russian Ла́зарь; Serbian, Bulgarian and Macedonian Лазар, Lazar) or Llazar (Albanian: Llazar) is a male given name or a surname. This abbreviated form of Lazarus is especially common in various Slavic languages. It's also used in Albanian, Hungarian and Romanian. The name is derived from the Hebrew name אֶלְעָזָר (Elʿazar, or Eleazar), meaning "God has helped".
LeonhardLeonhard is a German masculine given name, and - particularly in the name of Leonhardt - also a surname. The name comes from the old high German le(w)o ("Lion", old-fashioned and poetically called also "Leu") and the old high German harti ("hard, bold, brave").
LudwikLudwig is a masculine given name and a family name. Variations are inter alia Ludewig, Ludvig, Ludovico, Louis and the old name for Frankish king Clovis. The name was from old high German "hlud" = famous and "JM" = off battle, war.
LennetLennet is a German masculine given name.
LotharLothar is an old high German personal name, in the form of Clotaire.
In the data base are, apart from modern and traditional first names also American, Arab, Germans, English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Latin, Dutch, Northern, Russian, Scandinavian, Slavian, Spanish, and Swedish first names.
Note: With an international list of names it can occur that some first names are identical to label names. Hereby we point out that all used marks are property of their respective owners.