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Best Girls Names Beginning With L

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There are few moments on the road to new parenthood that are quite as exciting or memorable as reading through a list of names to choose the perfect name for your baby.

From scrolling through endless baby name articles to canvassing all your friends and family for their opinions on your favourite names, the search for the perfect name for your bundle of joy is a moment in life that is full of fun and anticipation. It can be incredibly challenging to work out how to go about choosing the right name for your baby, so to help you narrow down your list of potential names when there are so many beautiful baby names out there, here's our list of girl names starting with 'L'.

Classic Girl Names:

These traditional names beginning with L have a lovely classic connotation and will undoubtedly stand the test of time.

1. Lael (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'Of God'.

2. Langley (English Origin) meaning 'The Long Meadow'.

3. Lana (Slavic Origin) meaning 'Light'.

4. Landry  (English Origin) meaning 'Ruler of the Land'.

5. Lane (English Origin) meaning 'From the Lane'.

6. Laoise (Irish Gaelic Origin) meaning 'Light'.

7. Lara (Latin Origin) meaning 'Famous' or 'Shining'. Lara was a water myth in Roman myths.

8. Laramie (French Origin) meaning 'From the Leafy Grove'.

9. Larina (Latin Origin) meaning 'Seagull.

10. Laura (Latin Origin) meaning 'Laurel'.

11. Laurel (English Origin) meaning 'Laurel'.

12. Laurie (Latin Origin) meaning 'Laurel', 'Sweet Bay Tree' or 'Symbol of Victory'.

13. Lavender (English Origin) This name is associated with the lavender plant.

14. Lea (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'Weary' or 'Lioness'.

15. Lee (English Origin) meaning 'Meadow'.

16. Lesley (English Origin) meaning 'Joy'.

17. Libby (English Origin) meaning 'God is my Oath'.

18. Lily (English Origin) meaning 'Lily Flower'.

19. Linda (Spanish Origin) meaning 'Pretty One'.

20. Lindy (English Origin) A diminutive form of the name Lindsay Or Linda.

21. Linette (English Origin) meaning 'Pretty One'.

22. Lisa (English Origin), meaning 'God is my Oath'.

23. Liv (Scandinavian Origin) meaning 'Cover', 'Shield' or 'Life'.

24. Liza (English Origin) meaning 'God is my Oath'.

25. Lizzie (English Origin) This is a diminutive form of the name Elizabeth.

26. Lorraine (French Origin) meaning 'From Lorraine, France'.

27. Lorna (Scottish Origin) meaning 'Fox'.

28. Lotta (Italian Origin) meaning 'Free'.

29. Lottie (English Origin) meaning 'Free'.

30. Lynn (English Origin) meaning 'Lake' or 'Waterfall'.

Unique Girl Names:

Girls names beginning with L

If you love distinctive, meaningful or unusual names beginning with L that help a person stand out from the crowd, this list is the one for you.

1. Lakshmi (Indian Origin) meaning 'Prosperity'.

2. Lakesha (African Origin) meaning 'Favourite'.

3. Lalage (Greek Origin) meaning 'To chatter'.

4. Lamai (Thai Origin) meaning 'Soft'.

5. Lanka (Hindi Origin) meaning 'From the region of Lanka'.

6. Laoidheach (Irish Gaelic Origin) meaning 'From the Pasture'.

7. Laramie (French Origin) meaning 'From the Leafy Grove'.

8. Larkspur (Greek Origin) This name is associated with delphinium flowers.

9. Leida (Greek Origin) meaning 'Love By The People'.

10. Leilani (Hawaiian Origin) meaning 'Heavenly Flower' or 'Child of Royalty'.

11. Lettie (Latin Origin) meaning 'Footloose'.

12. Lequoia (American Origin) meaning 'The Sequoia Tree'.

13. Liorit (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'God's Gift of Light to Me'.

14. Lisabella This name is the short form of the name Elizabeth, which means 'God Is My Oath'.

15. Lisandra (Greek Origin) This name is a form of the ancient Greek name Lysandara.

16. Logan (Irish Origin) A derivative of Lagan, which means 'A little hollow'.

17. Lorelei (German Origin) meaning 'Alluring Enchantress'.

18. Lorena (English Origin) meaning 'Laurel'.

19. Lorien (English Origin) A reference to Lothlórien from Tolkien, meaning 'dream'.

20. Lowenna (English Origin) meaning 'Joy', 'Happiness', 'Bliss' or 'Cheer'.

21. Lurlene (German Origin) meaning 'Temptress'.

22. Lusine (Armenian Origin) meaning 'Moon'.

23. Lux (Greek Origin) meaning 'Light'.

24. Luz (Portuguese Origin) meaning 'Light'.

25. Lykke (Scandinavian Origin) meaning 'Happiness' or 'Good Fortune'.

26. Lyndi (English Origin) meaning 'Soft', 'Tender' or 'Beautiful'.

27. Lynelle (English Origin) this name is derived from the Welsh llyn, meaning 'Lake'.

28. Lynlee (English Origin) meaning 'Lake' or 'Pool'.

29. Lyric (English Origin) meaning 'Words of a Song'.

American Girl Names:

Are you a massive fan of American culture and all things from the USA? The names beginning with L on this list all originate from across the pond.

1. Laken (American Origin) meaning 'From the Lake'.

2. Laina (American Origin) This is a form of the girls' name Alaina.

3. Lanie (American Origin) meaning 'Lane' or 'Elaine' (diminutive form).

4. Lark (American Origin) meaning 'Songbird'.

5. Latasha (American Origin) meaning 'Born on Christmas Day'.

6. Latifah (Arabic Origin) meaning 'Elegant', 'Kind', 'Gentle' or 'Delicate'.

7. Latishia (American Origin) meaning 'Joy'.

8. Lauren (American Origin) meaning 'Laurel'.

9. Leatrice (American Origin) meaning 'She Who Brings Happiness'.

10. Liberty (American Origin) meaning 'Freedom'.

11. Lori (American Origin) meaning 'Laurel'.

12. Lourdes (American Origin) meaning Lourdes, the place in France.

13. Lowry (American Origin) meaning 'Crowned with Laurel'.

14. Loxie (American Origin) The meaning of this name is unknown.

15. Luvenia (American Origin) Meaning 'Queen' or 'Woman of Honour'.

Girls names beginning with L

Contemporary Girl Names:

For a baby name with a truly modern twist or a name connected with the here and now rather than with history, consider these names.

1. Lacey (English Origin) meaning 'From Lassey, France'.

2. Lainey (English Origin) meaning 'From the lane'.

3. Laryn (Latin Origin) meaning 'Laurel', 'Sweet Bay Tree' or 'Symbol of Victory'.

4. Lashauna (English Origin) meaning 'God is Gracious'.

5. Latoya (Spanish Origin) meaning 'Victorious One'.

6. Layla (Arabic Origin) meaning 'Night' or 'Black'.

7. Layton (English Origin) meaning 'Herb Garden' or 'From the Meadow'.

8. Leah (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'Weary'.

9. Legacy (English Origin) meaning 'An Inheritance'.

10. Leia (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'Weary'.

11. Leigh (English Origin) meaning 'Field'.

12. Leigh-Anne (American Origin) A combination of the names Leigh and Anne.

13. Lena (Hebrew Origin) meaning 'Woman of Magdala'.

14. Lenny (English Origin) This name is a derivative of the name Leonard, which means 'Brave Lion'.

15. Lenora (Spanish Origin) meaning 'Light'.

16. Leona (Italian Origin) meaning 'Lion'.

17. Leonidas (Greek Origin) meaning 'Like a lion'.

18. Leonie (French Origin) meaning 'Lioness'.

19. Leta (Latin Origin) meaning 'Gladly'.

20. Leticia (Spanish Origin) meaning 'Joy'.

21. Levi (Hebrew Origin) traditional a boy's name, meaning 'Joined In Harmony'.

22. Lexi (Greek Origin) meaning 'Alexander' or 'Alexis' (diminutive form).

23. Liath (Irish Origin) meaning 'Grey'.

24. Liesel (German Origin) meaning 'An Oath to God'.

25. Lieselotte (German Origin) meaning 'God is My Oath' or 'Free'. It's a combination of the names Liesel and Lotte.

26. Lila (Persian Origin) meaning 'Lilac Tree'.

27. Lilith (Arabic Origin) meaning 'Of The Night'.

28. Lillian (English Origin) meaning 'Lily'.

29. Lilianna (English Origin) a combination of Lily and Anna.

30. Lina (Italian Origin) A short form of names ending in Lina.

31. Lois (Greek Origin) meaning 'Better'.

32. Lola (Spanish Origin) meaning 'Sorrows'.

33. Lolly (Spanish Origin) meaning 'Emerald', 'The bay' or 'Laurel plant'.

34. Loretta (Italian Origin) meaning 'Laurel'.

35. Louanna (English Origin) A combination of the girls' names Lou and Anna.

36. Louisa (English Origin) meaning 'Famous Warrior'.

37. Love (English Origin) meaning 'Full of Love'.

38. Lovely (English Origin) meaning 'Attractive' or 'Beautiful'.

39. Lulu (English Origin) meaning 'Famous Warrior'.

40. Lucia (Italian Origin) meaning 'Light'.

41. Luciana (Italian Origin) meaning 'Light'.

42. Lucinda (Spanish Origin) meaning 'Light'.

43. Lucretia (Latin Origin) meaning 'Wealth'.

44. Lucy (English Origin) meaning 'Light'.

45. Luisa (English Origin) meaning 'Famous Warrior'.

46. Luna (Italian Origin) meaning 'The Moon'.

47. Lydia (Greek Origin) meaning 'From Lydia in Greece'.

48. Lyla (Arabic Origin) meaning 'Night' or 'Black'.

49. Lyndsey (English Origin) meaning 'From The Lake Settlement Island'.

30. Lynette (English Origin) meaning 'Pretty One'.

31. Lyra (Latin Origin) meaning 'Lyre' or 'Harp'.

Author

Written By

Heidi Scrimgeour

A freelance journalist, Heidi writes about everything from parenting to travel. She loves staying awake long enough to read a chapter of a good book, nights out with mum friends, and occasional spa days. Originally from London, she now lives near the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland with her husband and their three children. They love family bike rides, rock-pooling at the beach, and cosying up to watch a film together.

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