Liveva

Liveva is an Anglo-Saxon female name, a Latinized form of Leofgifu meaning “dear gift”, made up from Old English elements leof (dear, agreeable, beloved) and giefu (gift). Nicknames: Liv, Leva, Eva, Viv Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Leofgifu (Anglo-Saxon) Leviva (Anglo-Saxon)  

Loxias

Loxias is one of the many epithets of the Greek god Apollo. It’s connected to legein λέγειν meaning “to say, speak” though it’s also been linked to loxos λοξός meaning “ambiguous, indirect”, which derives from his role as the god of prophecy. Nicknames: Lox Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Layla

Layla is an Arabic female name meaning “night” which comes from Proto-Semitic layl- meaning “night”. There’s a popular Persian story called Layla and Qays (also known as Layla and Majnun), known across the Middle East and which has many versions. Qays and Laylagrew up in the same tribe and loved each other but her father wouldn’t allow them to get married and…

Leta

Leta is an English female name of uncertain origin. It could an anglicized form of Laeta, the feminine form of Laetus, a Roman cognomen meaning “happy, joyful, cheerful” from Latin laetus deriving from an unknown origin. Leta could also be used as a shortened form of Letitia, a variant form of Laetitia which derives from the origin above. In Roman mythology, Laetitia is the…

Lenore

Lenore is an English female name, a variant of Eleanor, the Old French form of Occitan Aliénor which could mean “the other Aenor” from Latin alia meaning “another” and the given name Aenor, possibly a Germanic name of unknown meaning, though it’s been linked to Adenorde or Adenor, made up of Germanic elements adal (noble) and nord (north), or even as a contracted form of Azenor, a Breton name of…

Lyssa

Lyssa is the name of a goddess in Greek mythology, the personification of mad rage, fury, frenzy, and rabies in animals. She is depicted as having sent Herakles into a mad frenzy in which he killed his children (in some versions he also killed his wife Megara though in other versions she was left unharmed) on orders…

Lune

Lune is the French word for “moon” which derives from Latin luna via a PIE root word; in Italian lune is the plural form of luna. In geometry, lune is used as a term for the part of a plane surface that is bounded by two intersecting arcs of a spherical surface bounded by two great circles. Lune is also…

Leah

Leah is the name of the first wife of Jacob in the Old Testament, and the older sister of Rachel. The name itself is of uncertain meaning. It’s often been interpreted as meaning “weary, languid, tired” or even “tender, soft, gentle”, which could refer to someone who was gentle in manner. Leah has also been linked…

Lilinoe

Lilinoe (pr. li-li-noh-ee) is the name of a goddess in Hawaiian mythology, the goddess of mist and rain, and the sister of Poli’ahu (goddess of snow), Waiau (goddess of lake Waiau, named after her), and Kahoupokane (goddess of the mountain Hualalei and a kapa maker). Her name means “fine mist”.  Origin: Hawaiian    

Liviana

Liviana is an Ancient Roman female name, the feminine form of Livianus which itself comes from Livius, an Ancient Roman family name of uncertain meaning though it’s been linked to Latin lividus meaning “bluish; envious”. Origin: uncertain, possibly Proto-Indo-European Variants: Livia (Ancient Roman, Italian, Romanian, English) Lívia (Portuguese, Hungarian, Slovak) Livie (French, Czech) Liwia (Polish)   Male forms: Livianus…