Unusual Male Names

Unusual Male Names Starting with L

Exotic Male Names Starting with L

We have created for you a list of beautiful and unusual male names starting with the letter L (with history of origin and meanings).

Last updated: March 15, 2022.

 

Lachlan

Name meaning: from the land of lakes.

First mention: circa 12th century.

Origin: Scottish Gaelic.

Historical reference: Lochlann of Galloway, Lord of Eastern Galloway.

Lachlan name variations: Laecklan, Lacklan, Lachlann.

 

Lamar

Years of origin: circa 12th century.

Origin: Old French.

Meaning: water, related to water.

History behind: name derived from the Old French la mare (translated as water).

Lamar name variations: Lamm, Amar, Lammar.

 

Lambert

Years of origin: circa 9th century.

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: bright home, sweet home.

Lambert name variations: Lanbert, Langbert, Lamberth, Landberht.

 

Landry

Name meaning: steadfast, solid.

First mention: circa 5th century.

Origin: Old English.

Reference: Saint Landry, Bishop of Sees.

Landry name variations: Landre, Landro, Landrey, Lendry.

 

Lanfranc

Name meaning: relating to the Franks.

Origin: French or Italian.

Earliest mention of the name: circa 11th century.

Historical reference: Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Lanfranc name variations: Lafranc, Lafrank, Lanfranco, Lefranc, Lanfrank.

 

Lanpher

Name meaning: church.

Origin: Cornish.

Lanpher name variations: Lamphere, Langfer, Lanphear.

 

Lars

Origin: Scandinavian.

Meaning: crowned with laurel.

First mention: around 13th century.

Reference: Lars, Swedish Archbishop.

Note: can also be derived from the Latin name Laurentius, meaning from Laurentum (an ancient Roman city).

Lars name variations: Laurence, Lorens, Larz.

 

Lawford

Years of origin: circa 7th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: from a ford on the hill.

Lawford name variations: Laford, Lawfort, Laurent, Lauriston.

 

Lawson

Years of origin: circa 7th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: son of Lawrence.

Lawson name variations: Lavson, Lawon, Lawsy.

 

Leander

Name meaning: lion.

First mention: around 6th century.

Origin: Spanish and Greek.

Historical reference: Leander, Bishop of Seville.

Leander name variations: Lender, Lander, Leinder.

 

Ledger

Origin: Old French.

Meaning: spear.

Ledger name variations: Leidger, Legier, Leodegar.

 

Leif

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Origin: Old Norse.

Meaning: heir, descendant.

Reference: Leif Erikson, one of the most popular Vikings in the world.

Leif name variations: Leyf, Leiph, Leifr, Elof.

 

Leofric

Name meaning: friendly kingdom.

Origin: Old English.

Years of origin: circa 10th century.

Reference: Leofric, Earl of Mercia.

Leofric name variations: Leofrick, Leofrik, Leofrick.

 

Leonardo

Years of origin: circa 12th century (as Leonardo).

Origin: Italian.

Meaning: brave as a lion.

Reference: Leonardo Bonacci, Italian mathematician.

History behind: it is an Italian variant of the German name Leonard (from Old German Leonhard).

Leonardo name variations: Leonard, Lenny, Leo, Leon, Lenar, Lennart, Lenart, Lenard, Lennard.

 

Leonel

Country of origin: Spain.

Meaning: young lion.

Leonel name variations: Leinell, Leonell, Lionel.

 

Lerden

Name meaning: refined, graceful.

Origin: Basque.

Lerden name variations: Larden, Lerdenn, Leridun.

 

Lestek

Name meaning: cunning, insidious, crafty.

Origin: Polish.

First mention: around 9th century.

Reference: Lestek, Duke of the Polans.

Lestek name variations: Lestko, Leszek, Lstimir.

 

Liam

Years of origin: circa 11th century (as Uilliam).

Country of origin: Ireland.

Meaning: guardian, protector.

Liam name variations: Leeam, Liem, Liamm, Leeam.

 

Liev

Origin: Slavic.

Meaning: heart of the lion.

Liev name variations: Leiv, Lev, Leve.

 

Loarn

Name meaning: fox.

Origin: Celtic.

First mention: circa 5th century.

Historical reference: Loarn mac Eirc, King of Dal Riata.

Loarn name variations: Lorn, Lornen, Loarnen, Loernen, Lorna (female form).

 

Lockwood

Years of origin: circa 11th century.

Origin: Old English.

Meaning: a wood encircled by a fence, secluded.

Lockwood name variations: Lock, Lockwie, Lockie.

 

Logan

Years of origin: circa 13th century.

Origin: Scottish Gaelic.

Meaning: hollow.

Historical reference: Robert Logan of Restalrig.

History behind: name derived from Gaelic word lagan (translated as hollow).

Logan name variations: Loggan, Logen, Logyn.

 

Louis

Years of origin: circa 5th century (as Clovis).

Origin: Old Frankish.

Meaning: famous in battle, famous warrior.

Reference: Clovis the first, king of the Franks.

Louis name variations: Lewis, Luis, Luiz.

 

Lowell

Years of origin: circa 14th century.

Origin: Old French.

Meaning: young wolf.

Lowell name variations: Lovell, Lowel, Louvel, Lovel.

 

Lucas

Name meaning: from Lucania, referring to the southern region of Italy. The name Lucas may also come from the Latin word lux (meaning light), or from Latin lucus (meaning sacred wood).

Origin: Italian and Latin.

Lucas name variations: Lukas, Luca, Luka.

 

Lucian

Years of origin: circa 2nd century BC.

Origin: Latin.

Meaning: light.

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

Lucian name variations: Luciann, Lucius, Luchie.

 

Ludek

Name meaning: peaceable, peaceful.

Origin: Czech and Slavic.

Ludek name variations: Ludomir, Ludeck, Ludekk, Ludak.

 

Ludwig

Years of origin: around 12th century (as Ludwig).

Origin: Old German.

Meaning: famous warrior.

Reference: Ludwig the first, Count of Wurttemberg.

Ludwig name variations: Ludwik, Lodewyk, Ludovic, Ludewig, Ludowik, Ludewig.

 

Luka

Name meaning: sacred wood.

Origin: Italian and Latin.

History behind: name derived from the Latin word lucus (translated as sacred wood).

Luka name variations: Luke, Lukka, Luca.

 

Lytton

Origin: English.

Meaning: from the Litton, found in Derbyshire.

Note: often used as a female name and may refer to gender neutral names.

Lytton name variations: Lieton, Lyton, Litton, Leighton, Litton, Latton, Leiton, Lytonn.

 

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