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African Names Starting with L

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African

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The meaning of Lehana is ‘someone who rejects everything’. It is a name of African origin. It is pronounced as ‘La-ha-na’. It is a unisex name and is used as a surname most commonly. Lahana is a variant name of the name Lehana.

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African

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The meaning of Lencho is 'someone who has the spirit of a lion' or ' like a lion'. It is a name that has African origins and it is pronounced as 'lenn-cho'. It has seen a slight increase in popularity in recent years. There are a few famous people with this name, such as Lencho Skibba. He is an Ethiopian footballer who is famous for his skills as a midfielder. He started playing with USL First Division side Minnesota Thunder and now plays for Kastoria FC.

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African

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The meaning of Lerato is 'a song of the soul', 'to adore a person' or 'to love'. It is a name that originated from South Africa and can be used for either gender. It is pronounced as 'lay-rate-o'. There are a lot of famous people with this name, such as the South African footballer Lerato Chaban. Known for his skills as a striker, he plays for Chippa United, as well the South African national team.

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African

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The meaning of Lewa is 'beautiful' or 'a beautiful woman'. It is a feminine name of African origin. It is also used in Arabic countries. There are no known famous figures named Lewa.

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African

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Limber is traditionally used as a girl's name and it is of African origins. The name is commonly given to babies in African countries and their communities, as well as in English-speaking countries. The meaning of Limber is 'joyfulness' or 'happiness'. It has been derived from the Tiv language of the Tivoid ethnic group of Nigeria who currently live in Nigeria and Cameroon. In English, the name means 'flexible'.

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African

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The meaning of Liseli is 'light' or 'someone who shines bright'. The name has both American and African origins and it is pronounced as 'les-lee'.

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African

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The meaning of Lisimba is 'a lion' or 'a flickering movement'. Lisimba is the Egyptian name for a lion. It is a name of African origins and it is most popular in Twi speaking countries. It is pronounced as 'lee-Sihm-baa'. Simba is a nickname and a variant of the name Lisimba.

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African

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The meaning of Loba is 'having a conversation, 'talking' or 'having a verbal communication' and it is a name with Spanish origins. Loba is the female equivalent of 'lobo' and as a result, can also mean 'she-wolf'. Hence, the Spanish version of Shakira's hit track 'She Wolf' is called 'Loba'. It is mostly used as a surname or a nickname. There are very few famous people with this name. One of the most notable is Viktorija Loba. She is a Russian-Macedonian singer and she is very popular for her song “Edna Edinstvena”.

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African

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The meaning of Lolonyo is 'love is the most beautiful thing in this world'. It is derived from the African Language and it is pronounced as 'lo-lone-yo'. Lolonyo is a variant of the names Lolonea, Lolonio, Lolonyeo and Lolonyio. It is traditionally used for naming boys.

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African

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The name Luthando is a multicultural name and is a boy's name. The roots of the name are of African origin. The name also has its origins in Latin and Japanese. Luthando is mostly used all over the African continent and in African communities living all around the world. The meaning of Luthando is 'love' or 'one who is dearly loved' in all the cultures and languages. Luthando Shosha is a South African TV presenter and a radio jockey, known as Loot Love. The Cape Town Opera had a member named Luthando Qave.

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