Baby Names: Names Starting with L


LOUISE: From the Old German for "warrier maiden" and a feminine version of Louis. Relatives: Luise, Louisa, Louisiana, Luisa, Loise, Lois, Loyce, Lisette, Luana, Luane, Luwana, Lou, Lu, Lulu, Lulie, Ouise, Ouisa, Eloise, Eloisa, Aloysia, Liusadh. Namesakes: Louise Nevelson, Louisa May Alcott, Tina Louise, "Eloise," Lake Louise (Canada).

LOWELL: A Boston Brahmin surname. The Lowell family has produced several generations of revered American poets, including Amy, James, and Robert. Namesakes: Lowell Thomas, Lowell (Mass.)

LUCRETIA: From the Latin for "riches." A name that commands attention. Relatives: Lucrezia, Lucrece, Lucy. Namesake: Lucrezia Borgia.

LUCY Latin for "light." Lucy does have a bright, shiny quality to it. Lucina, in Roman mythology, is a goddess of childbirth. We love Lucy. Relatives: Lucie, Lucia, Luce, Lou, Lu, Luza, Luz, Luciana, Lucianna, Lucianne, Lucienne, Lucida, Lucinda, Lucinde, Lucile, Lucille, Lucette. Namesakes: Saint Lucy, Lucille Ball, Lucia Chase, Clare Boothe Luce, Charlie Brown's playmate.

LUELLA: Old English for "elfin." Relatives: Louella, Loella, Luelle. Namesake: Louella Parsons.

LUKE: From the Latin for "light bringer." Saint Luke is the patron saint of physicians and painters because he was thought to have been both. Relatives: Luc, Lucas, Luckas, Luchas, Luca, Luka, Lukas, Lucais, Lucan, Lucian, Lucien, Lucius, Luciano. Namesakes: Jean-Lu Godard, Luciano Pavarotti, Lukas Haas, "Luke Skywalker."

LUNA: Latin for "moon." an interesting choice for a baby born the night of a full moon. Relatives: Lune, Lunetta.

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