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  1. LINETTE: Variant spelling of English Lynette, meaning "little lake."
  2. LINN: English short form of Latin Linnaea, meaning "twin flower." Compare with other forms of Linn.
  3. LINNET: Variant spelling of English Linette, meaning "little lake." 
  4. LINNETTE: Variant spelling of English Linette, meaning "little lake." 
  5. LINNIE: Pet form of English Linda, meaning "serpent."
  6. LINSAY: Variant spelling of English Linsey, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  7. LINSEY: Feminine form of English unisex Lindsay, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  8. LINSY: Variant spelling of English Linsey, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  9. LINZI: Variant spelling of English Linsey, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  10. LIS: Short form of English Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath." 
  11. LISA: Variant spelling of English Liza, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with another form of Lisa.
  12. LISANNE: English compound name composed of Lis "God is my oath" and Anne "favor; grace."
  13. LISBETH: Contracted form of English Elisabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  14. LISHA: Short form of English names ending with -isha or -licia.
  15. LISSA: English short form of Greek Melissa, meaning "honey-sap."
  16. LIVIA: Short form of English Olivia, probably meaning "elf army." Compare with another form of Livia.
  17. LIVVY: Pet form of English Olivia, probably meaning "elf army."
  18. LIZ: Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  19. LIZA: Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath." Compare with another form of Liza.
  20. LIZBETH: Short form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  21. LIZETTE: English form of French Lisette, meaning "God is my oath."
  22. LIZZIE: Pet form of English Elizabeth, meaning "God is my oath."
  23. LIZZY: Variant spelling of English Lizzie, meaning "God is my oath."
  24. LOGAN: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the name of a place in Ayrshire, meaning "hollow, lowland." 
  25. LOIS (Λωΐς): Greek name of uncertain origin, possibly meaning "agreeable." In the bible, this is the name of the grandmother of Timothy. Compare with masculine Lois.
  26. LOLA: Pet form of Spanish Dolores, meaning "sorrows." 
  27. LOLICIA: Modern English name, possibly a blend of Spanish Lola "sorrows" and Alicia "noble sort." 
  28. LONDON: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, denoting someone "from London." The name may have pre-Celtic roots, meaning something like "place at the unfordable river."
  29. LORA: Latin name meaning "sorrowful." Compare with another form of Lora.
  30. LORAINE: English variant spelling of French Lorraine, meaning "land of the people of Lothar."
  31. LORAINNE: English variant spelling of French Lorraine, meaning "land of the people of Lothar."
  32. LORAYNE: English variant spelling of French Lorraine, meaning "land of the people of Lothar."
  33. LOREEN: English name composed of Lora "laurel" and the Irish diminutive suffix -een, hence "little laurel tree."
  34. LORELLE: Variant spelling of English Laurel, meaning "laurel."
  35. LOREN: Variant spelling of English unisex Lauren, meaning "of Laurentum."
  36. LORENA: Elaborated form of English Loren, meaning "of Laurentum." Compare with another form of Lorena.
  37. LORENE: Variant spelling of English Loreen, meaning "little laurel tree."
  38. LORETTA: English form of Italian Lauretta, meaning "little laurel tree."
  39. LORETTE: English form of French Laurette, meaning "little laurel tree."
  40. LORI: Variant spelling of English Lorri, meaning "land of the people of Lothar." Compare with another form of Lori.
  41. LORIE: Variant spelling of English Lorrie, meaning "land of the people of Lothar."
  42. LORIN: Variant spelling of English unisex Loren, meaning "of Laurentum." 
  43. LORINA: Diminutive form of Latin Lora ("sorrowful"), meaning "little sorrowful one."
  44. LORINDA: English elaborated form of Latin Lora ("sorrowful") or German Lora "laurel." 
  45. LORNA: Character name used by English novelist R.D. Blackmore, possibly of Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning "forlorn, forsaken, lost." 
  46. LORRAINE: French surname transferred to forename use, from the name of a French province, Lorraine, from Latin Lotharingia, meaning "land of the people of Lothar." In use by the English and Scottish.
  47. LORRI: English pet form of French Lorraine, meaning "land of the people of Lothar."
  48. LORRIE: Variant spelling of English Lorri, meaning "land of the people of Lothar."
  49. LOTTIE: Pet form of French Charlotte, meaning "man."
  50. LOTUS: English name derived from the flower name, from Latin lotus, from Greek lotos, a name for various kinds of plants before it came to designate the Egyptian "white lotus." The Greek word may ultimately come from Hebrew lowt, meaning "covering, veil."
  51. LOU: English unisex short form of French Louis and Louise, both meaning "famous warrior." 
  52. LOUANNA: English compound name composed of Lou "famous warrior" and Anna "favor; grace."
  53. LOUELLA: Feminine pet form of English unisex Lou, meaning "famous warrior." 
  54. LOUISA: Latin form of French Louise, meaning "famous warrior." 
  55. LOUISE: Feminine form of French Louis, meaning "famous warrior." 
  56. LOUIZA: English variant spelling of Latin Louisa, meaning "famous warrior." 
  57. LOVE: English name derived from the vocabulary word, from Old English lufu, meaning "affection, friendliness, love." Compare with masculine Love.
  58. LUANN: English compound name composed of Lou "famous warrior" and Ann "favor; grace."
  59. LUANNE: Variant spelling of English Louanna, meaning "famous warrior" and "favor; grace."
  60. LUCILE: English variant spelling of French Lucille, meaning "little light."
  61. LUCILLE: French form of Roman Latin Lucilla, meaning "little light."
  62. LUCY: English form of French Lucie, meaning "light." 
  63. LUELLA: Variant spelling of English Louella, meaning "famous warrior." 
  64. LUNET: Middle English form of French Lunete, meaning "idol, image."
  65. LUVINIA: English variant spelling of Latin Lavinia, possibly meaning "purity." 
  66. LUX: English unisex name derived from the Latin word lux, meaning "light."
  67. LYDA: English contracted form of Greek Lydia, meaning "of Lydia."
  68. LYDIA (Λυδία): Greek name meaning "of Lydia." In the bible, this is the name of a woman who was converted to Christianity by Paul.
  69. LYNDA: Variant spelling of English Linda, meaning "serpent."
  70. LYNDI: Pet form of English Lynda, meaning "serpent."
  71. LYNDSAY: Feminine form of English unisex Lindsay, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  72. LYNDSEA: Feminine form of English unisex Lindsay, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  73. LYNDSEY: Feminine form of English unisex Lindsay, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  74. LYNET: Variant spelling of English Lynette, meaning "little lake."
  75. LYNETTE: English diminutive form of Welsh Lyn ("lake"), meaning "little lake." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of the sister of Lyonesse
  76. LYNN: Welsh name derived from the word llyn, meaning "lake." 
  77. LYNNA: English elaborated form of Welsh Lynn, meaning "lake."
  78. LYNNE: Variant spelling of Welsh Lynn, meaning "lake."
  79. LYNNETTE: Variant spelling of English Lynette, meaning "little lake."
  80. LYNSAY: Feminine form of English unisex Lindsay, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  81. LYNSEY: Feminine form of English unisex Lindsay, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands."
  82. LYRA: English name derived from the constellation name, meaning "lyre."
  83. LYRICA: Modern English name derived from Latin lyrica "lyric poem," from French lyrique "short poem expressing personal emotion," from Latin lyricus "of or for the lyre," from Greek lyrikos "singing to the lyre." 
  84. LYS: Short form of English Lysandra, meaning "freer; liberator."
  85. LYSANDRA: Feminine form of English Lysander, meaning "freer; liberator." Compare with another form of Lysandra.
  86. LYSANNE: English compound name composed of English Lys "freer; liberator" and French Anne "favor; grace."
  87. LYSETTE: English form of French Lisette, meaning "God is my oath."
  88. LYSSA: Short form of English Alyssa, meaning either "noble sort" or "alyssum flower."
  89. MAACHAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew unisex Maakah, meaning "to press, to squeeze," i.e. "oppression." In the bible this is the name of many characters, including one of King David's wives, and a son of Nahor.
  90. MAB

    1. Possibly an Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Meadhbh, meaning "intoxicating." 

    2. Short form of English Mabel, meaning "lovable."

  91. MABEL: Medieval short form of English Amabel, meaning "lovable." 

  92. MABELLA: Pet form of English Mabel, meaning "lovable." 

  93. MABELLE: English name derived from the French phrase ma belle, meaning "my beautiful one."

  94. MABLE: Variant spelling of English Mabel, meaning "lovable." 

  95. MACEY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, from a variant form of the surname Massey which was originally a pet form of Matthew, meaning "gift of God."

  96. MACIE: Variant spelling of English unisex Macey, meaning "gift of God."

  97. MACKENZIE: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnich "son of Coinneach," hence "comely; finely made."
  98. MACY: Variant spelling of English unisex Macey, meaning "gift of God."
  99. MADALYN: English variant spelling of French Madeline, meaning "of Magdala."
  100. MÄDCHEN: English name derived from the German word for "girl."
  101. MADDIE: Pet form of French Madeline, meaning "of Magdala."
  102. MADDISON: Variant spelling of English unisex Madison, meaning "son of Madde."
  103. MADELINE: Variant spelling of French Madeleine, meaning "of Magdala."
  104. MADELYN: English variant spelling of French Madeline, meaning "of Magdala."
  105. MADGE: Pet form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  106. MADISON: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, meaning "son of Madde."
  107. MADISYN: Feminine variant spelling of English unisex Madison, meaning "son of Madde."
  108. MADLYN: Contracted form of English Madelyn, meaning "of Magdala."
  109. MADOLINE: English variant spelling of French Madeline, meaning "of Magdala."
  110. MADONNA: English name derived from a Latin title of the Virgin Mary, meaning "my lady."
  111. MADYSON: Feminine form of English unisex Madison, meaning "son of Madde."
  112. MAE: Variant spelling of English May, a pet form of Margaret, meaning "pearl," and Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  113. MAEGAN: Variant spelling of English Meagan, meaning "pearl."
  114. MAEV: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Meadhbh, meaning "intoxicating."
  115. MAEVA: Variant spelling of English Maeve, meaning "intoxicating."
  116. MAEVE: Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Meadhbh, meaning "intoxicating." In mythology, this is the name of a warrior queen of Connacht, the wife of Ailill.
  117. MAEVEEN: Pet form of English Maeve, meaning "intoxicating."
  118. MAG: Short form of English Maggie, meaning "pearl."
  119. MAGDALEN: Old English form of Latin Magdalena, meaning "of Magdala."
  120. MAGDALENE: English and German form of Greek Magdalēnē, meaning "of Magdala." In the bible, this is the name of a woman who was cleansed of sin by Jesus and remained with him throughout his ministry, and witnessed his crucifixion and resurrection. 
  121. MAGGIE: Pet form of English Margaret, meaning "pearl."
  122. MAGNOLIA: English name derived from the name of the flowering tree. 
  123. MAHALA: Variant spelling of English unisex Mahalah, meaning "disease." 
  124. MAHALAH: Variant spelling of English unisex Mahlah, meaning "disease." In the bible, this is the name of a Gileadite (sex uncertain), and the name of the eldest of Zelophehad's five daughters.
  125. MAHALATH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Machalath, meaning "stringed instrument." In the bible, this is the name of a daughter of Ishmael.
  126. MAHLAH: English unisex form of Hebrew unisex Machlah, meaning "disease." In the bible, this is the name of a Gileadite (sex uncertain), and the name of the eldest of Zelophehad's five daughters.
  127. MAIDIE: From an English byname derived from a pet form of the word maid, meaning "young woman." 
  128. MAISIE
    1. Anglicized form of Scottish Mysie, a pet form of Mairead (English Margaret), meaning "pearl."
    2. British English name meaning "field."
  129. MAKAYLA: Variant spelling of English Michaela, meaning "who is like God?"
  130. MAKEDA: Variant spelling of English Makkedah, meaning "place of shepherds." 
  131. MAKENNA: Variant spelling of English Mckenna, meaning "born of fire."
  132. MAKENZIE: Feminine form of English unisex Mackenzie, meaning "comely, finely made."
  133. MAKKEDAH: Anglicized form of Hebrew Maqqedah, meaning "place of shepherds." In the bible, this is the name of a place in Judah, near Beth Horon, mentioned in Joshua 15:41.  
  134. MALA (Hindi: माला): 
    1. Hindi name meaning "necklace." In use by the Romani.
    2. Old English name meaning "meeting place."
  135. MALACH: Anglicized form of Hebrew unisex Malak, meaning "angel, messenger." In the bible, malak is a word used to denote a messenger from God or from a private individual.
  136. MALANDRA: Modern English compound name composed of Mal- ("dark, black") from Malinda, and Sandra "defender of mankind."
  137. MALEAH: English variant spelling of Hawaiian Malia, a form of Latin Maria, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
  138. MALINA: Feminine form of English Malcolm, meaning "devotee of St. Columba." Compare with other forms of Malina.
  139. MALINDA: Variant spelling of English Melinda, meaning either "black/dark serpent" or "sweet serpent."
  140. MALLORY: English surname transferred to unisex forename use, derived from a Norman French byname for an unfortunate person, from Old French malheure, meaning "unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky."
  141. MALVINA: This name was invented by the Scottish poet James Macpherson, based on the Gaelic term mala mhin, meaning "smooth-brow." 
  142. MAMIE: Pet form of English Mary "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion," and Margaret "pearl." 
  143. MANDI: Variant spelling of English Mandy, meaning "lovable."
  144. MANDY: Pet form of English Amanda, meaning "lovable."
  145. MARA (מָרָה): Hebrew name meaning "bitter." In the bible, this is the name that Naomi gave herself after the death of her husband and sons.
  146. MARALYN: Variant spelling of English Marilyn, a compound name meaning "rebel-lake."
  147. MARCELYN: English variant spelling of French Marceline, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  148. MARCI: Pet form of Roman Latin Marcia, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  149. MARCIA: Feminine form of Roman Latin Marcius, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."
  150. MARCIE: Variant spelling of English Marcy, meaning "defense" or "of the sea."

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