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  1. LEKA: Pet form of Albanian Aleksandër, meaning "defender of mankind."
  2. LELAND: English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Middle English elements ley "fallow" and land "land," hence "fallow land."
  3. LELLE: Pet form of Scandinavian Lennart, meaning "lion-strong."
  4. LEM: Short form of English Lemuel, meaning "by God" or "for God."
  5. LEMEK (לֶמֶךְ): Hebrew name meaning "powerful." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Tubal-Cain and the father of Noah
  6. LEMEL (לֶעמְל): Yiddish name meaning "little lamb; meek."
  7. LEMMINKÄINEN: Finnish myth name of a hero of the Kalevala, a sorcerer or magician said to be able to "sing the sand into pearls." The meaning of the name is unknown but it is probably related to the name Lempi, meaning "love."
  8. LEMMY: Pet form of English Lemuel and Hebrew Lemuwel, meaning "by God" or "for God." 
  9. LEMOINE: French surname transferred to English forename use, derived from the Old French word moine, meaning "monk."
  10. LEMUEL: Anglicized form of Hebrew Lemuwel, meaning "by God" or "for God." In the bible, this is the name of an unknown king, possibly Solomon. It is also the name of the main character (Lemuel Gulliver) in Jonathan Swift's English novel Gulliver's Travels
  11. LEMUWEL (לְמוּאֵל): Hebrew name meaning "by God" or "for God." In the bible, this is the name of an unknown king, possibly Solomon
  12. LEN
    1. Native American Hopi name meaning "flute."
    2. Short form of English Leonard, meaning "lion-strong."
  13. LENARD: Variant spelling of English Leonard, meaning "lion-strong."
  14. LENNARD: Variant spelling of English Leonard, meaning "lion-strong."
  15. LENNART: Scandinavian form of Old High German Lewenhart, meaning "lion-strong."
  16. LENNE: Pet form of Scandinavian Lennart, meaning "lion-strong."
  17. LENNIE: Pet form of English Leonard, meaning "lion-strong."
  18. LENNON: English surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leannáin "descendant of Leannán," hence "little cloak."
  19. LENNOX: Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "place of elms." 
  20. LENNY: Pet form of English Leonard, meaning "lion-strong."
  21. LENOX: Variant spelling of Scottish Lennox, meaning "place of elms." 
  22. LENZ: Contracted form of German Lorenz, meaning "of Laurentum."
  23. LEO
    1. Latin form of Greek Leon, meaning "lion."
    2. Short form of English Leonard, meaning "lion-strong."
  24. LEOCADIO: Masculine form of Spanish Leocadia, meaning "bright, clear, light."
  25. LEOFRIC: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements leof "beloved, dear" and ric "power, rule," hence "beloved ruler."
  26. LEOFWINE: Anglo-Saxon name composed of the Old English elements leof "beloved, dear" and wine "friend," hence "dear friend."
  27. LEOLIN: English variant form of Welsh Llywelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  28. LÉOLIN: French form of Welsh Llywelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  29. LÉON: French form of Latin Leo, meaning "lion."
  30. LEÓN: Spanish form of Latin Leo, meaning "lion."
  31. LEON (Λέων): Greek name derived from the word leon, meaning "lion." In use by the English and Germans. 
  32. LÉONARD: French form of German Leonhard, meaning "lion-strong."
  33. LEONARD: English form of French Léonard, meaning "lion-strong." 
  34. LEONARDO: Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of German Leonhard, meaning "lion-strong."
  35. LEONAS: Lithuanian form of Greek Leon, meaning "lion."
  36. LÉONCE: French form of Latin Leontius, meaning "lion-like."
  37. LEONCIO: Spanish form of Latin Leontius, meaning "lion-like."
  38. LEONE: Italian form of Latin Leo, meaning "lion." Compare with feminine Leone.
  39. LEONHARD: Variant spelling of German Leonhardt, meaning "lion-strong."
  40. LEONHARDT: Variant form of Old High German Lewenhart, meaning "lion-strong."
  41. LEONID (Леонид): Russian form of Greek Leonidas, meaning "lion's son."
  42. LÉONIDE: French form of Latin Leonides, meaning "lion's son."
  43. LEONIDES: Latin form of Greek Leonidas, meaning "lion's son."
  44. LEONIDAS (Λεωνίδας): Ancient Greek name meaning "lion's son."
  45. LEONIUS: Roman family name derived from Latin leo (gen. leonis), meaning "lion."
  46. LEONTII: Variant spelling of Russian Leontiy, meaning "lion-like."
  47. LEONTINUS: A derivative of Roman Latin Leontius, meaning "lion-like."
  48. LEONTIUS: Late Latin name meaning "lion-like."
  49. LEONTIY (Леонтий): Russian form of Latin Leontius, meaning "lion-like."
  50. LEONTY: Variant spelling of Russian Leontiy, meaning "lion-like."
  51. LEONZIO: Italian form of Latin Leontius, meaning "lion-like."
  52. LÉOPOLD: French form of Old High German Liutpold, meaning "people-bold."
  53. LEOPOLD: English form of French Léopold, meaning "people-bold."
  54. LEOPOLDO: Italian form of Old High German Liutpold, meaning "people-bold." In use by the Portuguese and Spanish.
  55. LEOŠ: Czech form of Latin Leo, meaning "lion."
  56. LEOTRIM: Albanian name meaning "brave." 
  57. LER: Basque name meaning "pine."
  58. LERNIG: Armenian name meaning "little mountain."
  59. LEROI: English variant spelling of French Leroy, meaning "the king."
  60. LEROY: French name, meaning "the king." In use by the English.
  61. LERTXUN: Basque name meaning "aspen."
  62. LES: Short form of English unisex Lesley, meaning "garden of hollies."
  63. LESŁAW: Contracted form of Polish Lechosław, meaning "Lech's glory."
  64. LESLEY: Anglicized form of Scottish unisex Leslie, meaning "garden of hollies."
  65. LESLIE: Scottish surname transferred to unisex forename use, from the place name Lesslyn in Aberdeenshire which got its name from Gaelic leas cuilinn, meaning "garden of hollies."
  66. LESLY: Variant spelling of English unisex Lesley, meaning "garden of hollies."
  67. LESTER: English surname transferred to forename use, from the city name Leicester which was recorded in the 10th century as Ligora caester "Ligora's fort." Ligora is related to Liguria, a very old place name of obscure origin, dating back to pre-Roman times. There has been some speculation concerning a possible connection between Ligora/Liguria and Celtic Lug, meaning "oath."
  68. LESZEK: Pet form of Polish Lech, meaning "a Pole."
  69. LEUCETIUS: Gallo-Roman myth name of a god of thunder, meaning "white light." 
  70. LEUDBOLD: Variant spelling of Old High German Luitpold, meaning "people-bold."
  71. LEUI (Λευί): Greek form of Hebrew Leviy, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the third son of Jacob.
  72. LEUIS (Λευίς): Greek name meaning "joined." In the bible, this is the name of the son of Alphaeus, a collector of customs.
  73. LEUTPALD: Variant spelling of Old High German Liutpold, meaning "people-bold."
  74. LEUTRIM: Variant spelling of Albanian Leotrim, meaning "brave."
  75. LEV (לֵב): 
    1. Hebrew name meaning "heart." 
    2. English short form of English Levi, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland."
    3. Yiddish name meaning "lion." In use by the Russians.
  76. LEVENT: Turkish name derived from the marines in the Ottoman military called Leventler ("the Levents"), meaning "the lions."
  77. LEVENTE: Hungarian name, possibly meaning "governor, guide." 
  78. LEVI
    1. Anglicized form of Greek Leui (Hebrew Leviy), meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the third son of Jacob.
    2. Anglicized form of Greek Leuis, meaning "joined." In the bible, this is the name of the son of Alphaeus, a collector of customs.
    3. Short form of Hungarian Levente, possibly meaning "governor, guide." 
  79. LEVIY (לֵוִי): Hebrew name derived from the word lewi, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including the third son of Jacob.
  80. LEVON: Armenian form of Greek Leon, meaning "lion."
  81. LEW
    1. Polish form of Yiddish Lev, meaning "lion."
    2. Short form of English Lewis, meaning "famous warrior."
  82. LEWENHART: Old High German name composed of the elements lewo "lion" and hart "hardy, strong," hence "lion-strong."
  83. LEWIN: English surname transferred to forename use, derived from the Anglo-Saxon personal name Leofwine, meaning "dear friend."
  84. LEWIS: English form of French Louis, meaning "famous warrior." 
  85. LEX: Short form of English unisex Alex, meaning "defender of mankind."
  86. LEXUS: Short form of Latin unisex Alexus, meaning "defender."
  87. LEYATI: Native American Miwok name meaning "shaped like an abalone shell."
  88. LEYTON: Variant spelling of English Layton, meaning "leek garden."
  89. LI (Chinese: 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-; Hebrew: לִי): 
    1. Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "beautiful (fem)," 2) "black, dawn," 3) "logic, reason," 4) "plum," 5) "power, strength (masc)," 6) "stand."
    2. Hebrew unisex name meaning "to me."
  90. LIAFWIN: Frisian form of Anglo-Saxon Leofwine, meaning "dear friend."
  91. LIAM (Hebrew: לִי-עָם): 
    1. Hebrew name meaning "my nation, my people."
    2. Short form of Irish Uilliam, meaning "will-helmet."
  92. LIANG (): Chinese unisex name meaning "bridge" or "elevation."
  93. LIBER
    1. Roman name meaning "to be free or liberal." In mythology, this is the name of a god of revelry and the intoxicating effect of wine. His Greek name is Dionysos.
    2. Variant spelling of Yiddish Lieber, meaning "beloved."
  94. LIBERATORE: Italian name meaning "liberator."
  95. LIBERIUS: Ancient Roman name derived from the Latin word liber, meaning "free."
  96. LIBOR: Czech form of Roman Latin Liberius, meaning "free."
  97. LIBORIO: Italian form of Roman Latin Liberius, meaning "free."
  98. LIEBER (לִיבֶּער): Yiddish name meaning "beloved."
  99. LIEVE: Unisex short form of Dutch Lieven, meaning "dear friend." 
  100. LIEVEN: Variant spelling of Dutch Lievin, meaning "dear friend."
  101. LIEVIN: Dutch form of German Liafwin, meaning "dear friend."
  102. LIHER: Masculine form of Basque Liernia, the patron saint of mothers without milk or who are unable to conceive.
  103. LIKO: Hawaiian name meaning "bud."
  104. LIN (Chinese: 1-, 2-): Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "forest," or 2) "jade (the gem)." Compare with strictly feminine Lin.
  105. LINAS: Lithuanian name meaning "flax."
  106. LINCOLN: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of the city of Lincoln, which was originally called Lindum colonia, meaning "lake colony." 
  107. LINDEN: Variant spelling of English Lyndon, meaning "lime tree hill." Or from the vocabulary word, linden, meaning "lime tree."
  108. LINDON: Variant spelling of English Lyndon, meaning "lime tree hill."
  109. LINDSAY: Scottish surname transferred to English unisex forename use, composed of the name Lincoln and the Old English word ey "wetland," hence "Lincoln's wetlands." In Scotland, this is strictly a masculine name.
  110. LINDSEY: Variant spelling of English unisex Lindsay, meaning "Lincoln's wetlands." 
  111. LINFORD: Old English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the elements hlyn "maple" and ford "ford," hence "maple tree ford."
  112. LING (1-, 2-, 3-): Chinese unisex name meaning 1) "deity, soul; alert, quick-witted," 2) "jingling bells," and 3) "tinkling of jade pendants."
  113. LINO: Italian and Spanish form of Latin Linus, meaning either "a cry of grief" or "flax, linen."
  114. LINOS: Greek name derived either from the word ailinon, a ritual "cry of grief," or, from linon, meaning "flax, linen." In the bible, this is the name of one of Paul's Christian associates. In mythology, this is the name of a musician, the personification of lamentation. He was killed by Apollo who was his rival in music. Another version of the story says he was killed by Hercules
  115. LINTON: English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of numerous places in England most of which were composed of the Old English elements lin "cotton, flax" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "cotton/flax settlement."
  116. LINUS: Latin form of Greek Linos, meaning either "a cry of grief" or "flax, linen." In the bible, this is the name of one of Paul's Christian associates. In mythology, this is the name of a musician, the personification of lamentation. He was killed by Apollo who was his rival in music. Another version of the story says he was killed by Hercules
  117. LIONEL: Anglo-Norman diminutive form of French Léon ("lion"), hence "little lion" or "young lion." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table. He was the younger son of King Bors, and cousin to Lancelot and Hector de Maris. When King Bors died in battle, Lionel and Bors were rescued by the Lady of the Lake and raised by her, along with Lancelot, in her underwater kingdom.
  118. LIOR (לִיאוֹר): Hebrew unisex name meaning "my light."
  119. LIR: Irish name meaning "the sea." In mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea. He is identified with Welsh Llŷr.
  120. LIRIDON: Albanian name composed of the elements liri "freedom," and don "will; desire," hence "free-willed."
  121. LIRON (לִירוֹן): Hebrew unisex name meaning "my song."
  122. LISE: Native American Miwok name meaning "salmon head rising above water." Compare with feminine Lise.
  123. LISIMBA: Egyptian name meaning "lion."
  124. LIU (): Chinese unisex name meaning "flowing."
  125. LIUDVIKAS: Lithuanian form of German Ludwig, meaning "famous warrior."
  126. LIULFR: Old Norse name of uncertain etymology, possibly composed of the elements hlíf "shield, protection" and ulfr "wolf," hence "shield wolf."
  127. LIUTBALD: Old High German name composed of the elements liut "people" and bald "bold," hence "people-bold."
  128. LIUTBERT: Old High German name composed of the elements liut "people" and berht "bright," hence "people-bright."
  129. LIUTPOLD: Variant spelling of Old High German Liutbald, meaning "people-bold."
  130. LIVIANUS: From Roman Latin Livius, possibly meaning "bluish."
  131. LIVIO: Italian form of Roman Latin Livius, possibly meaning "bluish."
  132. LIVIU: Romanian form of Roman Latin Livius, possibly meaning "bluish."
  133. LIVIUS: Roman family name, possibly derived from Latin lividus, meaning "bluish." 
  134. LIVY: English form of Roman Latin Livius, possibly meaning "bluish."
  135. LIWANU: Native American Miwok name meaning "growl of a bear."
  136. LIWEI: Chinese name meaning "profit and greatness."
  137. LIZAR: Basque name meaning "ash."
  138. LIZARDI: Basque name meaning "ash tree grove."
  139. LJUBOMIR: Croatian and Serbian form of Polish Lubomir, meaning "love's peace."
  140. LJUDMIL (Людмил): Slovene form of Czech/Russian Ludmil, meaning "people's favor."
  141. LLEONARD: Catalan form of German Leonhard, meaning "lion-strong."
  142. LLEU: Welsh form of Irish Lugh, meaning "oath." In Welsh mythology, this is the name of a son of Aranrhod, and twin brother to Dylan.
  143. LLEW
    1. Short form of Welsh Llewelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus."
    2. Welsh name meaning "lion." 
  144. LLEWELLYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Llewelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  145. LLEWELYN: Variant spelling of Welsh Llywelyn, meaning "oath of Belenus." 
  146. LLORENÇ: Catalan form of Roman Latin Laurentius, meaning "of Laurentum."
  147. LLOYD: Welsh surname transferred to forename use, derived from Celtic Llwyd, meaning "gray-haired." 
  148. LLUC: Catalan form of Latin Lucas, meaning "from Lucania."
  149. LLUIS: Catalan form of Spanish Luis, meaning "famous warrior." 
  150. LLWYD: Celtic byname for a "gray-haired" man, derived from the word llwyd, meaning "gray."

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