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Arabic Names Starting with L

Whether you’re looking for a name for your child, a new pet, or even a character in a story you’re writing, there are tons of ideas out there. We’ve compiled helpful guides of names and their meanings...
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The name Laibah is of Arabic origin and is generally used as a feminine name. People also use the names Laaibah or Laiba as variants. The meaning of Laibah is 'the prettiest woman in the heavens'. The other meanings of Laibah are 'entertaining', 'angel of heaven', and 'glittering'.

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The name Laila is of Arabic origin and is generally used as a feminine name. It is said that Laila has been derived from the name Layl. People also use another Arabic feminine name, Laylah or Leila, as a variant. The meaning of Laila is 'dusk' or 'eventide'. 'Laila And Qays' or 'Laila And Majnu' is a famous love story based on the tale of well-known poet Qays ibn al-Mulawwah and his ladylove Laila Bint Mahdi.

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Arabic

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Lailah is a popular name and is traditionally considered by parents as a name for their baby girl. The name is of Arabic origin and is a common name in Arabic countries around the world. The meaning of Lailah is 'night', 'black' and 'sweetheart' in Arabic dialects. The pronunciation of the name is 'Lai - Laah'. Lailah Gifty Akita is the founder of Smart Youth Volunteers Foundation. The Ghanaian-born founder is also an enthusiastic inspirational writer who has written ‘The Alphabet Of Success’, ‘Think Great, Be Great' and ‘The Wings of Hope: Survivor’. Lailah is the name of the angel who was appointed to Abraham according to mythology.

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Arabic

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The name Lamia is of Arabic origin, but it also has Greek roots. It is generally used as a feminine name. Lamia is related to the feminine name Lamiya. The meaning of Lamia is 'bright, radiant'. Famous people with this name include the Lebanese visual artist and filmmaker Lamia Joreige, and Lamia Al-Gailani, an archaeologist from Iraq.

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Arabic

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The name Lamis is of Arabic origin. It is most commonly seen as a feminine given name, sometimes spelled Lamees. The meaning of Lamis is 'soft to touch'. An Egyptian TV presenter, Lamis Elhadidy is the chief executive officer of an Arabic business newspaper, 'Al Alam Al Youm', and she also works as a weekly columnist in 'Al Masry Al Youm'.

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Arabic

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The name Lamya is of Arabic origin. It also has roots in Libya or 'Greece, and is derived from the feminine name Lamia or Lamiya. The meaning of Lamya is 'shining' or 'radiant'. This name is popular in countries in southeast Europe, such as Bosnia. A Kenyan-born English songwriter, singer, and record producer, Lamya Al-Mugheiry rose to prominence in the last decade of the 20th century. Lamya was one of the lead singers of Soul II Soul I, an R&B group. She also used to perform for a famous English new wave band Duran Duran. A French environmental activist, Lamya Essemlali is the chairman of a non-profit maritime conservation organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

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Arabic

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Laraib is a name that has Arabic origins. The meaning of Laraib translates to ‘without any doubt’, ‘not suspicious’, ‘without any fault’, ‘truth’, ‘intact’, ‘pure’. VFX artist Laraib Atta has worked on the visual effects for many movies such as 'Godzilla', 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past', 'Prince Of Persia' and 'The Chronicles Of Narnia'.

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Arabic

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The name Lateefah is of Arabic origin. It is sometimes spelled Latifah or Latifa, and it is typically used as a feminine name. Latif is the masculine spelling of Lateefah. The meaning of Lateefah is 'kind' or 'gentle'. Lateefah Simon is an advocate of civil rights, juvenile justice, radical justice, and the President of the Akonadi Foundation. Lateefah Holder is an actress best known for her roles in 'Rag Doll' and 'Modern Family'.

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Arabic

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The name Latif is of Arabic origin. The meaning of Latif is 'elegant and gentle'. Variations of the name Latif include Lateef and Latifh. This is a masculine name, with the feminine form commonly spelled Latifah or Latifa. According to the Quran, Al-Latif is one of the many names of Allah. Corey Latif Williams is a famous American R&B singer and songwriter.

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Arabic

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According to Arabic, the meaning of Latifa is 'a woman who is gentle and has a kind nature'. It is a common name in the Middle East and Africa. The masculine form of Latifa is Latif and in African-Swahli, the spelling of the name is Latifu. It is pronounced ‘La-tee-fah’.

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Arabic

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The name Latifah is of Arabic origin and is generally used as a feminine name. Other Arabic feminine names such as Latifa and Lateefa are also used as variants. Latif is the masculine form of the name Latifah. The meaning of Latifah is 'kind and gentle'. An American singer, rapper, actress, songwriter, and producer, Dana Elaine Owens is commonly known as Queen Latifah.

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Arabic

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The name Lawahiz is derived from the Arabic language. The meaning of Lawahiz translates to ‘glances’, ‘gazes’, ‘the one who glances’.

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Arabic

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The name Layan is of Arabic origin. The meaning of Layan is 'prosperous life' or 'tender'. Alternate spellings of this name include Layaan or Leen. Layan is a feminine name, but Lian is often used as a masculine form. There are no known famous figures names Layan.

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Arabic

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The meaning of Layla is 'daughter of the night'. It is a variant of names such as Laylah and Laila. This name is of Arabic origin. Famous people with the name Layla include the American professional boxer Layla Eveleen McCarter and Layla F. Saad, a Welsh author and activist who wrote the workbook 'Me and White Supremacy'.

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Arabic

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The name Laylah is of Arabic origin. Laylah is a variant of Lyla or Layla. It is typically used as a feminine name, and the meaning of Laylah is 'beautiful night'. In Scandinavia, Laylah means 'holy'. According to the Talmud, Laylah is an angel. A famous person with this name is Laylah Ali, a contemporary visual artist known for her distinctive style of painting.

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Arabic

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The name Leena is of Arabic origin. It is most commonly seen as a feminine name and it is a variant of names such as Helen and Helena. The meaning of Leena is 'young palm tree' or 'delicate'. Leena Alam is a famous actress from Afghanistan, known for her roles in 'A Letter To The President' and 'Kabuli Kid'. .

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Arabic

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The meaning of Leila is ‘night, black’ and it is of Arabic origin. Famous people named Leila include Leila Aboulela, a Sudanese writer, Leila Ahmed, an Egyptian-American professor, and Leila Diniz, a Brazilian actress and feminist. Leila is the name of a character in a children’s book written by Sharon Creech titled 'Bloomability'. Leila Hunter is also a fictional character in the movie titled 'When In Rome'.

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Arabic

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A name of Arabic origin, the meaning of Leyla is ‘night’ or ‘black’. Traditionally, this name is given to baby girls. Other meanings of this name are ‘dark beauty’ or ‘one born at night’. It is a variant of the Arabic names Leila and Layla.

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Arabic

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The name Lilith is of Arabic origins. The meaning of Lilith is 'ghost', 'night' or 'demon'. It is traditionally given as a name to girls. In the Muslim culture, Lilith was a name that was of Babylonian origin, meaning 'having a place in the evening'. Lilith is also the name that was given to Adam's first wife; no, not Eve! Adam was the first man who was created by God and Lilith was the name of his first spouse. However, because she refused to listen to him and follow his orders, she was thrown out of the Garden of Eden and replaced with Eve. Lilith is also seen in Jewish folklore, as a female demonic figure. Her name comes from the words 'lilu' or 'liltu', meaning 'night monster'.

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Arabic

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The meaning of Lubna is 'kind tree', pine tree' or 'storax tree' and the language of origin is Arabic. It refers to storax which is an oily resin obtained from tree trunks. Another meaning then for this name is 'a tree which yields an aromatic resin'. It is pronounced as ‘Lahb-naa’ or ‘Lub-naa’. A variant and the masculine version of the name is Lubnaa. It is a popular name for girls. A famous name associate is Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, a politician and part of the ruling family of Sharjah. In 2017, she was awarded 36th most powerful woman in the world by 'Forbes'.

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