Leda

Leda is the queen of Sparta in Greek mythology, the wife of Tyndareus, king of Sparta, who was seduced by the god Zeus in the form of a swan, on the same night she lay with her husband, though versions differ on whether she gave birth to one egg or two. It's not clear which of … Continue reading Leda

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Lucille

Lucille is the French form of Lucilla, the Latin diminutive of Lucia which is the feminine form of Lucius, an Ancient Roman name meaning "light" from Latin lux which derives from the Proto-Indo-European word *lewk- (white; light; bright). Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lucilla (Ancient Roman, Italian, English) Lucile (French, English) Lucia (Ancient Roman, Italian, German, English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Romanian, Slovak) Llúcia (Catalan) Luca … Continue reading Lucille

Lita

Lita was originally used as a nickname for names ending in -lita such as Rosalita (Spanish diminutive of Rosa, the Latin form of Rose which derives from Latin rosa meaning “rose” via Greek rhodon (rose) which may ultimately be derived from Persian *wrda- (rose), though it may also derive from Proto-Indo-European *wṛdho- meaning “sweetbriar”. Rose was also originally the Norman form of Germanic names beginning with hrod meaning “fame”, originally … Continue reading Lita

Leonie

Leonie is the feminine form of Leo and Leon which derives from Greek leon meaning "lion" so Leonie essentially means "lioness". Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Léonie (French) Leonia (Late Roman) Leona (English, German) Leone (English) Leontina (Italian, Late Roman)   Male forms: Leon (English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch, Ancient Greek) Leo (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Croatian, … Continue reading Leonie

Letitia

Letitia is a variant form of Laetitia which comes from Latin laetus meaning "joy, happiness, glad". In Roman mythology, Laetitia is the goddess of happiness and gaiety. Nicknames: Letty/Lettie, Tisha Origin: Latin Variants: Laetitia (Ancient Roman, English, French) Lettice (English) Letizia (Italian) Leticia (Spanish) Letícia (Portuguese, Hungarian) Latisha (African-American, English) Lateesha  

Lynnette

Lynnette is a variant spelling of Lynette, the English form of Welsh Luned, a variant of Eluned meaning "image, idol" from Welsh eilun. It can also be a diminutive spelling of Lynn, originally a surname derived from Welsh meaning "lake" from Gaelic linne (pond, pool, waterfall). In Arthurian legend, Lynette (also spelled Linnet) is a noble lady who travels to the court of King Arthur to … Continue reading Lynnette

Lisa

Lisa originated as a short form of Elizabeth, a female name which comes from Hebrew ‘Elisheva meaning “my God is an oath” or “my God is abundance”. Mawu-Lisa is also the name of a creator goddess in Dahomey mythology in Benin in West Africa, sometimes described as a pair of twins with Lisa being the male part representing the sun and … Continue reading Lisa

Leili

Leili is a variant form of Leila, an Arabic female name meaning "night" as well as being the Estonian form of the name. Origin: Arabic Variants: Leila (Arabic, Persian, English, Georgian) Layla (Arabic, English) Laila (Arabic, English) Leyla (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, English) Lejla (Bosnian) Leilah (English) Lyla (English) Lila (English)  

Luce

Luce (pr. loo-che in Italian; loos/ luys in French) is the Italian and French form of Lucia, itself the feminine form of Lucius meaning "light" from Latin lux from the Proto-Indo-European word *lewk- (white; light; bright). It was an Ancient Roman given name that was very popular during its time. Luce is also the Italian word for light. Although generally a female name it has had … Continue reading Luce