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…

Lionel

Lionel originated as a diminutive of French Léon meaning “lion” derived from Ancient Greek leon (lion). In Arthurian legend, Lionel is also the name of a knight of the Round Table, a double cousin of Lancelot. Origin: Ancient Greek Variants: Léonel (French) Lionello (Italian)   Female forms: Lionella (Italian)  

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…

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…

Lee

Lee comes from an English surname, a locational name which comes from Old English lēah meaning “clearing; woodland”. Lee is also a variant transcription of Li, a Chinese unisex name with various meanings depending on the characters used such as: 理 “reason, logic”; 立 “stand, establish”; 黎 “black, dark”; 力 “force, power, capability, strength”; *usually masculine; 丽 “beautiful, pretty”. Of course there…

Lino

Lino is the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Galician form of Linus, the name of a son of the god Apollo in Greek mythology. The name comes from Greek linos meaning “flax” of uncertain etymology though it could possibly be derived from a PIE root word. Lino is also a shortened form of names ending in -lino such as Angelino which derives from Latin Angelus. It…

Latif

Latif is an Arabic male name meaning “gentle, kind” and is also an Arabic surname originating from the given name. It could also be used as a short form of Abdul Latif meaning “servant of the gentle one”. Origin: Arabic Variants: Lateef (Arabic)   Female forms: Latifa (Arabic) Latifah (Arabic) Lateefah (Arabic)   Latif- لطيف (Arabic)  

Liam

Liam is a shortened form of William meaning “desiring protection” or “willful protection”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European  

Lamech

Lamech is a Hebrew male name possibly meaning “to make low” or “to be humiliated” though it may also be related to a root word meaning “powerful”; in the Bible Lamech was the father of Noah, the prophet who built an ark in preparation for the flood God was going to send down. Origin: Hebrew  …