Loralin

Loralin is an English female name, either an elaborated form of Lora, a variant spelling of Laura meaning “laurel’ from Latin laurus; a variant of Laureline, a French diminutive of Laura; or it could be a combination of Lora and Lynn, derived from Welsh meaning “lake” derived from Gaelic linne (pond, pool, waterfall). Origin: Latin, Gaelic Variants: Laureline (English, French) Loralyn (English)  

Lilias

Lilias is the Scottish form of Lillian, an English female name which may have originally come about as one of the numerous nicknames for Elizabeth which derives from Hebrew meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”, although it’s also likely that it could be related as another form of Lily. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Lileas (Scottish)…

Liyana

Liyana is an Arabic female name meaning “soft, tender, gentle, delicate” from Arabic root word l-y-n (to become soft, tender). It’s also a Zulu female name derived from a word meaning “it is raining/it’s raining”. I’ve also seen it listed as a Chinese female name meaning “beautiful + elegant, graceful, refined + graceful, elegant” with the Chinese…

Lindsey

Lindsey is a varint spelling of Lindsay, an English unisex name which originated as an English and Scottish surname derived from a region in Lincolnshire, England. It means “Lincoln‘s island” from Old English. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Lindsay (English, Scottish)   Female forms: Lindsey (English, Scottish) Linsey (English) Lyndsay (English) Lyndsey (English) Lynsey (English) Lindsie (English) Linsay…

Luana

Luana is a female given name that could be derived from a number of sources: it could be a combination of Lou (a short form of Louise and Louisa meaning “famous battle”) and Anna (grace, favor); it’s also a Hawaiian female name meaning “content, at ease” and “to be at leisure”. It was used for a Polynesian character in the 1932 movie Birds…

Louisa

Louisa is the feminine form of Louis, the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Germanic name Ludwig, from Chlodovech, meaning “famous battle”  or “famous in battle” from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). Nicknames: Lou/Lu, Lulu, Louie/Louey Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Louise (French, English, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, German) Lovisa (Swedish) Lovise (Danish, Norwegian) Luise (German)…

Lyle

Lyle is an English surname derived from Norman French l’isle meaning “the island”, a topographical name for someone who lived or came from an island. It could also be derived as a habitional name for someone who came from a city in France called Lille, also derived from the source above. It comes from Latin insula (island), a word of…

Leif

Leif (pr. layf) comes from Old Norse Leifr meaning meaning “descendant, heir”. Origin: Old Norse Variants: Leifr (Ancient Scandinavian) Leiv (Norwegian) Leifur (Icelandic)  

Levana

Levana is the name of an ancient Roman goddess involved in the rituals of childbirth. The name comes from Latin levare meaning “to lift” which derives from PIE *h₁lengʷʰ- (light (not heavy)). Levana is also a variant transcription of Lebanah, a Hebrew name meaning “white” from Hebrew laban though it is also used as a poetic term for “moon”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Hebrew…

Lavender

Lavender is the name of a group of light purple flowers in the genus Lavandula. The etymology behind the name is uncertain though it could be derived from Latin lividus meaning “bluish; envious” and the spelling was altered to resemble French lavare (to wash, bathe). Lavender is also an English and Dutch surname, originally an occupational name for a washerman or…

Liesel

Liesel is the German diminutive of Elisabeth, the Dutch and German form of Elizabeth which is the English form of Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Liesl (German) Lisl (Austrian) Liese (German, Dutch) Liesa (German)  

Llyr

Llyr is the name of the Welsh god of the seas and the father of Manannan, also a sea deity. His name comes from Welsh meaning “sea” and “ocean”. Llyr has also been connected to Lear, as in King Lear from Shakespeare’s play though it seems more likely that it derives from a different source. In Welsh, the…

Loris

Loris is the Italian diminutive of Lorenzo, the Italian and Spanish form of Latin Laurentius derived from a Roman cognomen meaning “from Laurentum”, Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning “laurel”. Loris has also been used as a femle name in English, likely for its similarity to names like Laura and Lora. Loris is also the…

Landon

Landon comes from an English surname derived from a place name meaning “long hill” composed from English elements lang (long) which comes from Proto-Germanic *langaz (long) derived from PIE *dl̥h₁gʰós (long); and dun (hill) which is also derived from a PIE root word. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Landen (English) Langdon (English)  

Lamont

Lamont comes from a Scottish surname which derives from Old Norse given name Logmaðr meaning “law man” made up from Old Norse log, the plural of lag (law) derived from Old Norse leggja (to lay, to put, to place) from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną (to lay, place) derived from a PIE root word; and maðr (man) which also derives from a PIE root word. Lamont may also have…

Livia

Livia is an Ancient Roman name, the feminine form of Livius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Latin liveo meaning “to envy” or lividus meaning “blue, envious”. Livia could also be a short form of Olivia, which either derives from Latin Oliva meaning “olive” or as a feminine form of Oliver, which either derives from Germanic name Alfher from Old…

Lola

Lola originiated as a diminutive of Dolores, a Spanish female name meaning “sorrows”, taken from the Spanish title La Virgen María de los Dolores meaning “The Virgin Mary of Sorrows”. It’s a word in Tagalog meaning “grandmother”. I’ve also seen it listed as being a short form of Yoruba given names  ending in -lola such as Temilola meaning “wealth is mine”, Omolola possibly meaning…

Luke

Luke is the English form of Greek Loukas meaning “from Lucania”, the name of a region in southern Italy. Though the name is of uncertain meaning, Lucania could be related to Greek leukos “white”, “light, bright, shining”, a cognate of Latin lux “light”. It could also be derived from the Latin word lucus (a cognate of lucere “shining, bright”) meaning “sacred wood” or Greek lykos meaning “wolf”….

Lyla

Lyla is a variant of Leila, an Arabic female name meaning “night”. It could also be considered as a feminine form of Lyle, an English surname derived from Norman French l’isle meaning “island”, a topographical surname for someone who lived on an island though it may also be derived as a place name from Lille, a city in France. Origin:…

Linken

Linken is a variant spelling of Lincoln, a surname derived from a place name. It comes from Brythonic *lindo meaning “pool, lake” combined with Latin colonia “colony” from colōnus (farmer; colonist) derived from PIE *kʷel- (to move; to turn around). Linken is also a German word meaning “left”. It also seems to be a Norwegian female name, a diminutive of Line which is a short form…