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Lacey comes from a surname, a variant spelling of Lacy. It was originally a habitational name for someone who came from a town called Lassey in Calvados, Normandy. Lassey seems to have been derived from a Gaulish given name, Lascius, of unknown meaning, with the Latin locational suffix -acum used to denote a settlement. Although far more common as… Continue reading Lacey

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Lisianthus is the name of a flower made up from Greek elements lissós meaning “smooth” and anthos meaning “flower” meaning “smooth flower”. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Female forms: Lisiantha (English)  

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Larkin originated as a medieval diminutive of Laurence, an English male name deriving from Roman cognomen Laurentius meaning “from Laurentum”, Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning “laurel” (Laurence is also a French female name). It derives from Ancient Greek daphne (laurel, bay), likely coming from a much older source; the letters changed from d- to l- due… Continue reading Larkin

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Lyriel is a modern English name, an elaborated form of Lyre or Lyric, which refers to a type of poetry that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings in a songlike style or form. It comes from Ancient Greek lyrikos via lúra meaning “lyre” which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin of uncertain origin. It can even be stretched out to mean… Continue reading Lyriel

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Leilani is a Hawaiian unisex name though it's far more common for females than males. It means "heavenly flowers" or "royal child" made up from Hawaiian lei (lei, flowers, child) and lani (heavenly, royal). Origin: Hawaiian Variants: Heirani (Tahitian)  

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Lydian is an adjective referring to Lydia, the name of an ancient kingdom in Asia Minor, which could be used to refer to someone who came from Lydia and is used to describe the people, culture, and language. Lydian has also been used as a Scandinavian male form of Lydia. The kingdom received its name from an early king, Lydus… Continue reading Lydian

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Lux is a Latin word meaning "light" which comes from PIE root *lewk- (bright; light; to shine). Lux is also a Germanic short form of Lukas via Greek Loukas meaning “from Lucania”, the latter the name of an ancient 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… Continue reading Lux

Ancient Greek, Arthurian legends & myths, Black/Dark, Color, Female, Food, Gaelic, Gray, Hebrew, Honey, L names, Male, Moon, Nature, Nickname names, Norman French, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Unisex, Virtues/Attributes


Laney originally derived as a nickname for names such as Elaine (which is an Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”). It could also be used as a nickname for any name with… Continue reading Laney

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Lindsey is a varint spelling of Lindsay, an English unisex name which originated as an English and Scottish surname derived from a region in Lincolnshire, England. It means "Lincoln's island" from Old English. Origin: Proto-Indo-European Male forms: Lindsay (English, Scottish)   Female forms: Lindsey (English, Scottish) Linsey (English) Lyndsay (English) Lyndsey (English) Lynsey (English) Lindsie (English) Linsay… Continue reading Lindsey

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Loris is the Italian diminutive of Lorenzo, the Italian and Spanish form of Latin Laurentius derived from a Roman cognomen meaning “from Laurentum”, Laurentum being an ancient city in Italy most likely derived from Latin laurus meaning “laurel”. Loris has also been used as a femle name in English, likely for its similarity to names like Laura and Lora. Loris is also the… Continue reading Loris