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American Names Starting with L

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Lacole is a multi-cultural name traditionally used to name a girl. This name is of American origin. It is mostly used as a first name in the United States and many English-speaking countries all over the world. The name Lacole is a combination of two different American names, La and Nicole. The meaning of La is 'sun' and the meaning of Nicole is 'victory' and 'people' in the English language. In Greek, the meaning of Lacole is 'people of victory'. LaToya Lacole Rodriguez, known by her stage name Toya, is an R&B singer from the United States.

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A name of American origin, the meaning of Ladarius comes from the name Darius, which means ‘one who upholds good', along with the prefix 'La'. This name first appeared in U.S. records in 1860 in the states of Texas, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Minnesota and Missouri. It is a popular name in China and Guyana. Eminent personalities with this name include Ladarius Green (German soccer player) and Ladarius Webb (American athlete).

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The meaning of Ladee can be broken down to the prefix 'la', and the element 'dee'. It is generally given to girls. Ladee is similar to the name Ladey, which in Old English means ‘bread kneader’ The name Ladee has origins as a family surname in English, Scottish and Irish. During ancient Anglo-Saxon times, a person who worked for a noble lady would be called a 'ladee'. A family with the surname Ladee was first found to have held a seat in Northamptonshire. Also, Ladee was used as a surname by the Lathis in the Scottish county of Ayrshire The first record of a person called Ladee dates back to April 1887.

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The name Ladonna is of American origin and the meaning of Ladonna is 'ladylike' or 'lady'. It is a name that has been derived from the Latin name Donna which means 'lady'. The name is common in English-speaking countries. Nicknames include Ladon or Donna.

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Laik is a name that is generally chosen by parents as a boy's name. The meaning of Laik is ‘one from the lake’ and the name is of American origin. Another meaning comes from the word 'laika', meaning 'to play'. In Arabic, this name means ‘dance’. Records show this name in Hawaii, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Texas and Oklahoma in 1860. This name is a popular choice in Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey, Russia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates and the Philippines.

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Laina is of American, Finnish, and Greek origin and it is traditionally a girl's name. According to its American origin, the meaning of Laina is based on it being derived from the name Alaina, which is the female counterpart of the name Alain, which means ‘small rock’. The Ancient Greek roots of this name associate the name Alaina with the name Helene, which means ‘torch’ or ‘flame-bearer’. The Finnish origin indicates the meaning of Laina is ‘pathway’.

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Laisha is a name that is generally given to baby girls. The meaning of Laisha is ‘prosperity’. Other meanings of the name include 'special gift of God' in Arabic and 'proficiency' in Latin. The name first appeared in America in 1824 and was at its most popular in 1970. Other countries where this name is popular include China, Tanzania, Mexico, Brazil, DR Congo, and the Philippines.

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Lakeisha is a modern invented name and its origins can be traced back to the time when the use of the prefix 'la' started to gain popularity a couple of centuries ago. The meaning of Lakeisha can be found in three different cultures. In all of them, Lakeisha is a combination of the prefix 'La' and the name Keisha, which is where the meaning comes from. The meaning of Lakeisha is 'joyful', 'happy'. In Hebrew, Keisha comes from Keziah, which translates to ‘cassia tree’ or ‘cinnamon’. It translates to ‘favorite one’ in its Swahili-African origins. It is predominantly a female name. Famous people named Lakeisha include Lakeisha Lawson, an American sprinter, and Lakeisha Patterson, an Australian Paralympic swimmer. Lakeisha was one of the more popular 'La' prefix names in the late '70s and '80s in the United States, reaching peak popularity in 1979 with 824 newborn girls being named Lakeisha.

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The name Lakelyn is of American origin and is traditionally a name given to females. The meaning of Lakelyn is ‘a beautiful lake’ and is formed of the elements 'lake', meaning 'body of water' and the suffix 'lyn'. As is the case with others names that have ‘lyn’ at the end, Lakelyn is a name becoming more prominent over time. It started gaining popularity during the '00s, with 101 babies being named Lakelyn in 2016. The almost identical spelling of Lakelynn is most popular in the American state of Tennessee, where 55 baby girls were named Lakelyn in 2016. It is touted to be more widely used in the coming years.

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Laken is a gender-neutral name that is generally preferred by parents who are looking for unisex names. This name is of American origin and the meaning of Laken is ‘one who is from the lake’. Another meaning is 'ruler of water' in Norweigan. The name Laken was first recorded in America in 1783. It is a common name choice in South Africa, New Zealand, France, Indonesia, Nigeria, England and the Philippines.

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The meaning of Lakin is 'from the lake' and the name is of American origin. It is typically a name that is given to girls. It is a popular choice of name in Russia, English-speaking countries and Germany. It is a derivation of the Jewish name Leykin. Other definitions of Lakin are 'he lives by the lake' and 'found treasure'. The name Lakin was first recorded in America in 1887.

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A name of American origin, Lalaine is typically a name chosen for baby girls. The meaning of Lalaine is derived from the prefix La and the name Laine, meaning 'waves'. This name first appeared in America in 1824 in the states of Connecticut, Texas, New Jersey, California and Nevada. A famous personality with this name is Lalaine Vergara-Paras, a television actress who played Miranda in ‘Lizzie McGuire’.

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The meaning of Lalette is ‘joy’ or ‘happiness’ and it is generally considered a female name. The origin of this name is American and it can also mean ‘happiness’, ‘joyful’, and ‘happy’. A famous person named Lalette is Lalette Littlejohn. She is an American makeup artist who has worked in over 46 movies and television series. She is a veteran in the industry whose credits include the TV series 'The Parent Hood', 'The Jamie Foxx Show', 'Queen Sugar' and movies such as 'A Wrinkle In Time', 'Jarhead', and 'Ray'. She is also the personal makeup artist for Jamie Foxx, an American actor. A version of the name, Laelette is also popular among the fans of the action role-playing video game series 'The Elder Scrolls' which features the character Laelette the Vampire. The earliest record of a person being called Lalette in the United States is in 1907.

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A name of American origin, the meaning of Lancel is 'land'. It is a very common name in the United States. The name is generally given to baby boys and is the shortened version of the name Lancelot. Lancelot is originally of French origin and it means 'a servant'. One of the most famous shows of all times, 'Game Of Thrones' has a minor character named Lancel Lannister who played an important role in the series, famously known as Brother Lancel. After this, the name quickly gained fame and people started to name their baby boys after this character. The pronunciation of the name is 'Layn-sel'.

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Traditionally, Landis is a name given to baby boys and it is of American origin. The meaning of Landis is 'highwayman'. In German, this name means 'territory'. This name can be traced back to 1836 in America as records show it was given to babies in Iowa, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina, Florida, and Kentucky. Nowadays, this name is popular in Peru, Colombia, Indonesia, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, and Ecuador. Eminent personalities with this name include Landis Blair (American comic artist) and Landis Gore (American architect).

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A name of American origin, the meaning of Lanelle is derived from a combination of the names Lane, meaning 'Laighean's descent' and ‘Elle’, meaning 'female'. It is name typically chosen for baby girls. Another meaning can be found in the African language where the name means 'precious one'. Lanelle first appeared in 1851 in the United States and records show this name in Nevada, California, Washington, Colorado, Virginia and Texas. The name was most popular in the '60s and is a common choice of name in Japan, South Africa, Brazil, Israel, Sweden and Canada.

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The name Lanica is of American origin and is a created name. The meaning of Lanica is unknown as it is a created name with no history. It is considered to be a combination of the names Lana and Monica.

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Lanie is generally considered a girl's name and the name is of American origin. The meaning of Lanie is ‘shining one’. This name is known to be a shortened version of Elaine, meaning ‘light’. The first record of this name in America was in 1867 in the states of Alabama, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Arkansas, and North Carolina. Lanie is a popular choice in Canada, Taiwan, England, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the Philippines.

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Laqueta is a name of American origins and it is usually given to females. It is an invented name that is mainly used in America and in Africa. The meaning of Laqueta can be interpreted as ‘the quiet one’. In African culture, it can also mean 'well-behaved', 'serene', 'silent', and 'calm'. The male version of Laqueta is Laquan, which also means ‘the quiet one’. The very first record of Laqueta being used as a name was in 1932 when the name was given to six newborn girls. Since then, it has continued to be a chosen name for baby girls. The name can also be spelled as Laquetta.

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The meaning of Laquinta is 'the fifth'. It is a girl's name of American origin. It is a created name, loosely based on the Latin derivation from the Latin word ‘quintus’, meaning ‘fifth’ and related to ‘quinque’, meaning ‘five’.

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