Baby Names: Names Starting with L


LENNON: Irish Gaelic for "cloak." Relative: Lenin. Namesakes: John Lennon, Vladimire Ilyich Lenin.

LENNOX: Scottish Gaelic for "amid the lems." You can't lose with this name. People will assume you are associated with the fine china company or are a descendant of the founders of the lovely old Massachusetts town. Relatives: Lenox, Lenix, Lennie, Lenny, Len. Namesakes: Annie Lennox, Lenox (Mass.), Lenox china.

LEOLA: From the Latin for "lion" and a feminine version of "Leo." Relatives: Leonarda, Leontine, Leontyne. Namesake: Leontyne Price.

LEONARD: From the Old Gherman for "lion-hearted." The hands-down perfect choice for a little Leo. Relatives: Lennard, Lenard, Lennart, Leonardo, Leonhard, Leonid, Leon, Leo, Lennie, Lenny, Len. Namesakes: Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Nimoy, Leonardo da Vinci, Leon Spinks, Leo Tolstoy, Lenny Bruce, Leonid Brezhnev, Leon Trotsky.

LEOPOLD: Frm the Old German for "bold leader." This name was popular with kings of Belgium. Relatives: Luitpold, Leupold, Leopoldo, Leopolda, Leopoldine. Namesake: Leopold Stokowski.

LEROY: From the Old French for "the king." Relatives: Leroi, Lee, Roy. Namesake: "Leroy Brown."

LESLIE: Scottish Gaelic for "dweller in the gray castle" or Old English for "meadow." Once used -interchangeably for girls and boys, the girls have it in the late twentieth century. Relatives: Lesley, Lesly, Les, Lee. Namesakes: Leslie Gore, Leslie howard, Leslie Ann Warren, Leslie Banks.

LESTER: From the Latin for "legion camp." Relative: Les. Namesake: Lester Maddox.

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