Baby Names Starting with L
LACY: Origin unknown; possilby derived from French place name. The delicate needlework inspired the use of this namne. Which seems very feminine. Relatives: Lacey, Laycee. Namesakes: Lacy Dalton, "Cagney and Lacey."
LADD: Middle English for "young man." Namesake: Alan Ladd.
LAIRD: Scottish for "lord" or "landed gentry." Namesake: Melvin Laird.
LAKEISHA: A blending of "La" and "Keisha." Swahili for "favorite one." Many Swahili names have a delighful melody to them. Relatives: Lawanna, Latasha, Latoya.
LAMAR: Old German for "land." A good androgynous choice. Relatives: Lambert, Lamont. Namesakes: Lamar Alexander, Hedy Lamarr.
LANCE: From the Old French for "knight's attendant" and an abbreviated form of Lancelot. Sir Lancelot was the most famous of King Arthur's knights, and it was he who stole the heart of Queen Guinevere. Relatives: Lancelot, Launcelot, Ancel. Namesakes: Lance Allworth, Lancelot Hogben.
LANDER: Middle English for "property owner." Lander and the variations have a proper "Main Line" spirit to them. Relatives: Landor, Landon, Landry, Landan, Landis, Landers, Landman. Namesakes: Ann Landers, Michael Landon.
LANE: Middle English for "narrow street." Relatives: Laine, Layne. Namesakes: Lane Kirkland, Lainie Kazan, Cleo Laine, "Lois Lane."
LANG: From the Old English and Old Norse for "long" or "tall." Relatives: Langdon, Langford, Langley, Langston, Langhorne, Langtry. Namesakes: Langston Hughes, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Fritz Lang, Hope Lange, Lillie Langtry, "Auld Lang Syne," Langley Air Force Base