Animals, L names, Lion, Male

Leoncio

Leoncio is a Spanish male name, the Spanish form of Leontios, an Ancient Greek name meaning "lion" which seems to be derived from a non Indo-European root word, perhaps from a Proto-Semtic one. Origin: uncertain, perhaps Proto-Semitic Variants Leôncio (Brazilian Portuguese) Leon (Ancient Greek, English, German, Polish, Slovene, Croatian, Dutch) Leontios (Ancient Greek) Leontius (Latinized Ancient… Continue reading Leoncio

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

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