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Lachlan
Language of origin: Scottish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: land of the lakes
Info about origin: from 'Lochlann', the Scottish name for Norway, with the meaning 'land of the lakes'
 as a name, probably originally a Scottish nickname for somebody from Norway
Words: loch=the lake (Scottish) ; lann=the land (Scottish)
Variants: Lachlan  English, Scottish   (#768 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lochlan  English   (#841 in US 2015 popularity)

Lamar
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Lamar  English   (#818 in US 2015 popularity)

Landen
Language of origin: Unknown
Gender: male
Variants: Landen  English   (#342 in US 2015 popularity)

Lando
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: short form of various names starting with the element 'land', like e.g. Landolf and Lambert
Words: lant=the land, the homeland (Old High German)
Variants: Lando  German
 Lance  English   (#602 in US 2015 popularity)

Landon
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: long hill
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a place name with the meaning 'long hill'
Words: lang=long, tall (Old English) ; dun=the hill, the dune (Old English)
Variants: Landon  English   (#46 in US 2015 popularity)
 Landyn  English   (#450 in US 2015 popularity)

Landrich
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Words: land=the land (Old English) ; rihhi=rich, powerful, the power, the ruler (Old High German)
Female form: Landriche
Variants: Landrich  German
 Landry  English, French   (#855 in US 2015 popularity)

Lane
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lane
Info about origin: from a family name originally denoting somebody living near a lane
Words: lane=the lane (Old English)
Variants: Lane  English   (#296 in US 2015 popularity)
 Layne  English   (#711 in US 2015 popularity)

Langston
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: tall stone
Info about origin: from a family derived from a place name meaning
Words: lang=long, tall (Old English) ; stan=the stone (Old English)
Variants: Langston  English   (#691 in US 2015 popularity)

Laurence
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin:See female form Laura
Female form: Laura
Variants: Laurence  English
 Laurenz  German
 Lenz  German
 Lorenz  German
 Larry  English   (#556 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lars  Scandinavian
 Lasse  Scandinavian
 Laurens  Scandinavian, Dutch
 Laurent  French
 Laurente  Italian
 Laurenzo  Italian
 Lauro  Italian
 Lawrence  English   (#497 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lorenzo  Italian, Spanish   (#216 in US 2015 popularity)
 Loris  Italian

Lawley
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a family name probably deriving from a place name with the meaning 'Lafa's meadow' or 'Lafa's clearing'
 the name 'Lafa' maybe is Old Saxon, from 'laf' (survivor, remnant)
Words: laf=the survisor, the remnant (Old Saxon) ; leah=the wood, the clearing, the meadow (Old English)
Variants: Lawley  English

Lawson
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Lawrence
Words:  (English)
Variants: Lawson  English   (#438 in US 2015 popularity)

Layton
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: settlement with leek-field
Info about origin: from a family name itself derived from a place name with a literal meaning of 'leek settlement'
Words: leac=the leek (Old English) ; tun=the town, the settlement, the homestead (Old English)
Female form: Layton
Variants: Layton  English   (#544 in US 2015 popularity)
 Leighton  English   (#855 in US 2015 popularity)

Leander
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: man of the people (?), lion of a man (?)
Info about origin: in Greek mythology Leander is known from the tragic love story 'Hero and Leander'
Words: laos=the people (Old Greek) ; aner=the man (Old Greek) ; leon=the lion (Old Greek)
Variants: Leander  German
 Leandro  Italian   (#781 in US 2015 popularity)
 Leandros  Greek

Lee
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: meadow
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a frequent place name meaning 'meadow'
Words: leah=the wood, the clearing, the meadow (Old English)
Variants: Lee  English   (#678 in US 2015 popularity)
 Leigh  English

Legend
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: legend
Info about origin: use of the common word as given name
 the word itself has Latin roots
Words:  (English) ; legenda=legend, the story (Latin)
Variants: Legend  English   (#392 in US 2015 popularity)

Leland
Language of origin: Old English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: fallow land
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from a kind of place name meaning 'fallow land'
Words: laege=fallow (Old English) ; land=the land (Old English)
Variants: Leland  English   (#381 in US 2015 popularity)

Lennon
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Info about origin: from the Irish family name 'O Leannain' which means 'descendant of Leannan'
 'Leannan' means 'lover'
Words: leannan=the lover (Irish)
Variants: Lennon  English, Irish   (#609 in US 2015 popularity)

Lennox
Language of origin: Scottish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: field on the river Leven
Info about origin: use of a Scottish family/clan name as a given name
 the family name derives from the Scottish county 'Lennox'
 the original name of the county was 'Levenach', from the river 'Leven' which flows there
 the name of the river derives from Welsh 'llyfn' and means 'smooth', 'placid'
Words: ach=the field (Scottish) ; llyfn=smooth, placid (Welsh)
Variants: Lennox  English, Scottish   (#488 in US 2015 popularity)

Leo
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the lion
Info about origin: derives from a late Latin cognomen
 also a short form of the names 'Leonhard' and 'Leopold'
 until now there were 13 popes with this name
Words: leo=the lion (Latin)
Female form: Leonie
Variants: Leo  German, English   (#91 in US 2015 popularity)
 Leon  German, English   (#314 in US 2015 popularity)
 Leone  Italian
 Leonel  English   (#389 in US 2015 popularity)
 Leonello  Italian
 Lion  English
 Lionel  French, English   (#643 in US 2015 popularity)
 Léon  French
 Léonce  French
 Lev  Russian
 Lew  Russian

Leonhard
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 known from Saint Leonard, a Frankish hermit (5th century AD)
Words: lewo=the lion (Old High German) ; harti=brave, hardy (Old High German)
Variants: Leonhard  German, English
 Lienhard  German
 Leen  Dutch
 Lenny  English
 Leonard  English   (#653 in US 2015 popularity)
 Leonardo  Italian   (#103 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lionardo  Italian
 Léonard  French

Leonid
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: son of Léon, son of the lion
Info about origin: from the Greek name 'Léon' meaning lion plus '-ides', a name suffix with the meaning 'son of'
 known from Leonidas, king of Sparta, who fell 480 BC in a fight against the Persians
Words: leon=the lion (Old Greek) ; (Old Greek)
Variants: Leonid  German, Russian
 Leonidas  English   (#518 in US 2015 popularity)

Leroy
Language of origin: French
Gender: male
Info about origin: from a French nickname 'le roi' meaning 'the king'
 it is not known why this nickname became a given name in English-speaking countries
 especially popular among African-Americans
Words: roi=the king (French)
Variants: Leroy  English   (#994 in US 2015 popularity)

Levi
Language of origin: Hebrew
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: joined to (?)
Info about origin: meaning not known for sure, maybe 'joined to', 'attached'
 in the Bible Levi is the third son of Jacob and thus also the name of one the 12 tribes of Israel
 (note however that there are 2 different variants of the list of the tribes of Israel, and Levi is mentioned on only one of them)
Words: levi=joined to (Hebrew) ; lavah=to join to (Hebrew)
Variants: Levi  German, English, Hebrew   (#42 in US 2015 popularity)

Lincoln
Language of origin: Welsh
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lake colony
Info about origin: from a family name deriving from the name of a city in England
 the name of the city combines the Welsh word 'lynn' (lake) and the Latin word 'colonia' (colony)
 in the US known from the president Abraham Lincoln
Words: lynn=the lake (Welsh) ; colonia=the colony (Latin)
Variants: Lincoln  English   (#66 in US 2015 popularity)

Logan
Language of origin: Old Irish
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: little hollow
Info about origin: from a family name which derives from a Scottish place name with the meaning 'little hollow'
Words: lagan=the little hollow (Old Irish)
Female form: Logan
Variants: Logan  English, Scottish   (#14 in US 2015 popularity)

London
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Info about origin: use of the name of the English city of London as a given name
 the origin of the Latin name 'Londinium' of the city is unknown
Female form: London
Variants: London  English   (#605 in US 2015 popularity)

Lucius
Language of origin: Latin
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: the bright; born at daybreak
Info about origin: in Roman times a very popular given name, a 'praenomen'
 derived from 'lux' (light), can thus be interpreted as to mean 'the bright' or 'born at daybreak'
 'Lucianus' is a derivation of 'Lucius'
 until now there were 3 popes with the name 'Lucius'
Words: lux=the light (Latin)
Female form: Lucia
Variants: Lucius  German, English
 Luzius  German
 Lucian  English   (#634 in US 2015 popularity)
 Luciano  Italian   (#538 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lucien  French
 Lucio  Italian

Ludwig
Language of origin: Old High German
Gender: male
Info about origin: old Germanic two-element name
 known throughout Europe as name of German and French kings and emperors
Words: hlut=loud, famous (Old High German) ; wig=the fight, the battle, the war (Old High German)
Female form: Louise
Variants: Ludwig  German
 Lovis  German
 Ludewig  German
 Lutz  German
 Lewis  English   (#569 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lodewijk  Dutch
 Lou  English
 Louie  English   (#965 in US 2015 popularity)
 Louis  French, English   (#297 in US 2015 popularity)
 Loïc  French
 Ludovico  Italian
 Ludvig  Scandinavian
 Luigi  Italian
 Luis  Spanish   (#106 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lajos  Hungarian
 Ludvik  Russian
 Ludwik  Polish

Luke
Language of origin: Old Greek
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: from Lucania
Info about origin: Lucania is a region in Southern Italy; its name maybe derives from Old Greek 'leucos' (bright, white)
 known from Saint Luke, the evangelist
Words: leucos=bright, white (Old Greek)
Variants: Luke  English   (#28 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lukas  German, Lithuanian   (#253 in US 2015 popularity)
 Luc  French
 Luca  Italian   (#157 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lucas  French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese   (#16 in US 2015 popularity)
 Lucca  Portuguese   (#751 in US 2015 popularity)
 Luka  Russian   (#522 in US 2015 popularity)

Lyric
Language of origin: English
Gender: male
Meaning/translation: lyric, song-like
Info about origin: use of the common English word 'lyric' (song-like) as given name
 the word itself has Greek roots: 'lyricos' = 'for the lyre'
Words:  (English)
Female form: Lyric
Variants: Lyric  English   (#892 in US 2015 popularity)