Elements, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Lamar

Lamar seems to be derived from a surname, a variant of Lamarre, which comes from a locational name via Old French la marre meaning "the pool", perhaps describing someone who lived near a pool of water, such as a pond or a lake. It also seems to be a Spanish surname, perhaps composed of article la (the) and mar (sea).… Continue reading Lamar

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Arabic, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Luther

Luther is a male name which comes from a surname of two possible origins and etymologies: as a German surname, it derives from Germanic given name Leuthar, made up of Germanic elements liut (people) and heri, hari (army), essentially meaning "people's army" or "army people"; as an English surname it comes from Middle English luthier "lute maker" via French  luthier via luth (lute)… Continue reading Luther

Ancient Greek, Female, L names, Male, Nature, Nickname names, Surname names, Unisex

Loren

Loren is an English unisex name, either a variant spelling of Lauren, which is the feminine form of Laurence, or as a shortened form of Laurence, derived from Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning "from Laurentum", Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning "laurel". It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older… Continue reading Loren

Elements, L names, Male, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes, Water

Lochlan

Lochlan is a variant spelling of Lochlann, the Scottish Gaelic name referring to Scandinavia, more specifically Norway, and was used as a nickname to refer to someone who came from there. The name is made up of Scottish Gaelic loch (lake; fjord) and lann (enclosure; land), essentially meaning "land of the lakes". Origin: Proto-Indo-European Variants: Lochlann (Scottish Gaelic)… Continue reading Lochlan

Ancient Greek, Etruscan, L names, Male, Nature, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lars

Lars is the Scandinavian form of Laurence, the English form of Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning “from Laurentum”, Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning “laurel”. It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due to a change in dialect. Lars is also a surname… Continue reading Lars

Hebrew, L names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Lazarus

Lazarus is the Latinized form of Lazaros, the Greek form of Eleazar, a Hebrew male name meaning "God has helped". Lazarus is also a surname originating from the given name. Origin: Hebrew Variants: Lazaros (Greek, Biblical Greek) Eleazar (Hebrew, Biblical Latin, Biblical Greek) 'El'azar (Biblical Hebrew) Lazar (Bulgarian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Macedonian) Lazare (French) Elazar (Hebrew) Lázár… Continue reading Lazarus

Hebrew, L names, Male, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Levi

Levi is a Hebrew male name possibly meaning "joined, attached", possibly named so  by his mother Leah in the hopes that it would bring her and her husband Jacob closer together. In the Old Testament, Levi is the third born son of Leah and Jacob and the founder of the Tribe of Levi. Levi is also a Jewish surname originating from… Continue reading Levi

Battle/War, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Louis

Louis (pr. loo-ee in British English and French, loo-is in American English) is the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Germanic name Ludwig, from Ancient Germanic Chlodovech, meaning “famous battle” or “famous in battle” derived from Germanic elements hlud (famous) and wig (war, battle). Louis is also a surname originating from the given name. Nicknames: Lou, Louey/Louie Origin: Proto-Indo-European… Continue reading Louis

Animals, Hare/Rabbit, L names, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes

Leverett

Leverett comes from an English surname, a variant spelling of leveret used to refer to a young hare in its first year of life. it comes from Old French levre meaning "hare" and seems to have been given as a nickname to someone who either hunted hares or who was as fast as one. It's also possible that… Continue reading Leverett