Unusual Female Names

Unique Girl Names Starting with L

Old and Unique Female Names Starting with L

A list of elegant, strong, and unique girl names starting with the letter L (with history of origin and meanings).

Last updated: March 26, 2022.

 

Laeta

Name meaning: hilarious, cheerful.

Origin: Roman.

First mention: circa 4th century.

Historical reference: Laeta, Empress of Gratian.

Laeta name variations: Laette, Laetta, Latta, Letta.

 

Lane

Origin: English.

Meaning: pathway, path.

Lane name variations: Lainey, Laney, Layne.

 

Lara

Years of origin: circa 13th century (as Lars).

Origin: Scandinavian.

Meaning: crown.

Lara name variations: Larria, Laria, Larinne, Larina, Larra.

 

Lauren

Years of origin: circa 3rd century (as Laurence).

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: wisdom, victory.

Reference: Saint Lawrence or Laurence.

Lauren name variations: Laurenne, Laurene, Laura, Laurina, Laurinne, Laurenia, Laurena.

 

Layana

Origin: Persian.

Meaning: glowing, beautiful.

Layana name variations: Ayanna, Layanna, Layann, Layan.

 

Layla

Origin: Hebrew.

Meaning: night.

Layla name variations: Leila, Leyla, Laila.

 

Leah

Origin: Hebrew or Irish.

Meaning: the light of the sun, related to sun.

Leah name variations: Leanna, Lea, Lia, Liah.

 

Leighton

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: herb garden.

Leighton name variations: Leiton, Leighton, Layton.

 

Leontina

Name meaning: young lion.

Origin: Greek and Spanish.

Leontina name variations: Leontine, Leontinna, Leonneda, Leonida, Leonidda.

 

Linden

Origin: English.

Meaning: linden tree.

Linden name variations: Lindenna, Lyndon, Leenda.

 

Lisandra

Years of origin: circa 13th century BC (as Alexandros).

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: supporter, protector.

Lisandra name variations: Lizandra, Liseandra, Alesandra.

 

Leona

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: lion.

History behind: derived from the Greek leon (translated as lion).

Leona name variations: Leonia, Leonnia, Leonette, Leonetta, Leonie, Leonna.

 

Letty

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: joyous, happy.

Reference: Laetitia, Roman goddess of joviality.

Letty name variations: Lettia, Letitia, Leticia, Leity.

 

Lina

Origin: Greek or Spanish.

Meaning: sunlight.

Lina name variations: Linia, Linne, Leena, Lena.

 

Linnet

Origin: Old French.

Meaning: flax.

Linnet name variations: Linetta, Linetia, Linette.

 

Lorelei

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: to lurk, to hide.

History behind: derived from the Germanic lauern (translated as to lurk).

Lorelei name variations: Loralei, Laurelie, Loralee.

 

Loretta

Years of origin: circa 12th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: laurel.

Reference: Loretta de Braose, Countess of Leicester.

Loretta name variations: Lorraine, Lora, Laura, Lauretta.

 

Lotte

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old High German.

Meaning: freely.

Lotte name variations: Lottie, Liesl, Lotta.

 

Luciana

Years of origin: circa 2nd century BC.

Origin: Roman.

Meaning: light.

History behind: derived from the Latin lux (translated as light).

Luciana name variations: Luciania, Lucia, Lucianna.

 

Lumen

Origin: Latin.

Meaning: light, bright one.

Lumen name variations: Lumenna, Lumenia, Lumien, Lulu.

 

Luna

Origin: Latin.

Meaning: the moon, related to moon.

History behind: derived from the Latin luna (translated as the moon).

Luna name variations: Loona, Louna, Lunna.

 

Lutricia

Name meaning: felicity, happiness.

Origin: Roman.

Lutricia name variations: Lutrisia, Lutrise, Lutrisse.

 

Lydia

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: noble one.

Reference: Saint Lydia of Thyatira.

Lydia name variations: Lidi, Lidia, Lidine, Lidinia, Lids.

 

Lyra

Years of origin: circa 5th century BC.

Origin: Greek.

Meaning: a lyre.

History behind: derived from the Greek lyra (translated as a lyre).

Lyra name variations: Lira, Lyrra, Lirra, Leera, Lyria.

 

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