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


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

Black/Dark, Chinese, Color, Female, Food, L names, Male, Plum, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


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… Continue reading Lee

Animals, Birds, Female, L names, Lark/Skylark, Male, Proto-Germanic, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Lark is the name of a type of a small passerine bird. It comes from Old English lāwerce (lark) via Proto-Germanic *laiwarikǭ (lark) which derives from an unknown origin. Lark is also a word in English meaning "romp, frolic, carefree fun" as a noun and "to behave mischievously; play pranks; to have fun" as a verb, which… Continue reading Lark

Animals, Battle/War, Female, Hebrew, L names, Lion, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Lois is a female given name of uncertain origin. It was the name of the grandmother of Timothy, a disciple of St. Paul who wrote two epistles to him. A possible meaning attributed to the name is from Ancient Greek loion meaning "more desirable, agreeable". However, according to this site it's also possible that the name may be… Continue reading Lois

Female, L names, Male, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Loxley comes from an English surname, a habitational name for someone who came from a village called Loxley meaning "Locc's clearing" or "Locc's woodland", made up from Locc and lēah (clearing, woodland). The first element may be made from Old English locc meaning "lock (of hair)", perhaps given as a nickname for someone who had fine, curly hair.… Continue reading Loxley

Animals, Bright/Clear, Color, Female, L names, Light, Male, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, White, Wolf


Luca is the Italian and Romanian form of Luke, the English form of Greek Loukas meaning “from Lucania”, the name of a region in southern Italy. Though the name is of uncertain meaning, Lucania could be related to Greek leukos “white”, “light, bright, shining”, a cognate of Latin lux “light”. It could also be derived from the Latin word lucus (a cognate of lucere “shining, bright”)… Continue reading Luca

Female, Greek mythology, Kin/Family, L names, Lycian, Male, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex


Leto is the name of the mother of the twins Apollo and Artemis in Greek mythology by Zeus. When Hera found out that she was pregnant, she constantly pursued her from land to land, preventing her from giving birth. Leto eventually found refuge on the floating island of Delos and gave birth, first to Artemis (who apparently assisted her mother… Continue reading Leto

Female, L names, Male, Place names, Surname names, Unisex, Word names


London is the name of the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. The name comes from Old English Lunden which is borrowed from Latin Londonium, the etymology of which is unknown though it seems likely that it may have been derived from a Celtic or pre-Celtic origin, perhaps meaning "wild" although that is unattested; in The History… Continue reading London

Animals, Birds, Female, L names, Lark/Skylark, Male, Nature, Proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Larkspur is the name of a flower in the genus Delphinium and Consolida, made up of lark, in reference to the bird which comes from Proto-Germanic *laiwarikǭ (lark) which comes from an unknown origin; and spur, referring to a metal instrument worn at one's heel for prodding a horse (though it could also refer to an appendage located at the foot of some… Continue reading Larkspur