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Scottish Names Starting with L

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Coming from the Scottish Gaelic and the Irish Gaelic, Lachlan is an ancient name, earlier used for the magnificent Viking invaders of Scotland. The meaning of Lachlan is ‘the one from the land of lakes’, with a synonymous translation from its Scottish origin translating to ‘the one from the fjord land’. Lachlan is derived from its elements ‘loch’, signifying the lakes and fjords, and ‘lann’ stating the land. The name also comes from the Gaelic word ‘laochail’ (meaning ‘like the war’), which in turn derives from laoch (translating to war). Lachlan is a top choice for baby names in Scotland, England, New Zealand and Australia. Fun fact: There is a river by the name Lachlan river that flows in the central New South Wales and joins the Murrumbidgee River near the town of Oxley! This 901 miles long river ran in the area where the indigenous Australian people, the Wiradjuri, resided.

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The meaning of Laird is ‘lord’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Scottish origin. It comes from the Old Scottish word ‘laverd’, meaning ‘Lord’. This is an English term used 'to denote someone of a high noble class or superior ranking'. A notable bearer of the name is Laird Cregar who is known for his antagonistic roles. He starred in the movie 'The Lodger'.

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Lassie is a feminine name of Scottish origin. The meaning of Lassie is 'little girl'. Lassie is perhaps most famous as the name of the adorable fictional dog Lassie.

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Scottish

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Lennox is a name that takes its roots from its Scottish origins. It is a name related to water and nature, and the meaning of Lennox is ‘that which is a smooth stream.’ In Gaelic, the name was taken from the word 'levenach', which is also the name of a place in Scotland. This name was more commonly given as a surname, to indicate when people lived near a stream or more precisely, lived in the region of Levenach. In Old English, the name could also mean 'elm grove'. In Australia, there is a seaside village known as Lennox Head, which is known for its tranquil waters. There are many well-known people with this name. The most famous personality is Lennox Lewis, who is a former boxer. He was the World Heavyweight Champion three times and was the Lineal Champion twice.

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Scottish

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The meaning of Leven is ‘lion’ or ‘dear friend’. It is a gender-neutral name and is of Scottish origin. It is similar to the Dutch word ‘leeuw’. The second origin of the name is from the words ‘leubha’, meaning ‘dear’ and ‘winiz’, meaning ‘friend'. It is also thought to be associated with the name Levi which means ‘attached’ in Hebrew. A notable bearer of this name is Leven Alice Rambin who played Clarisse La Rue in 'Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters'.

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Scottish

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The meaning of Livingston is 'from Leving's town' or 'beloved friend'. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Scottish origin. It is a habitational name for families who come from Livingston'. The name is considered to have come from the word 'leofwine', translating to 'beloved friend'. It is also a variant of the Jewish name Lowenstein which means 'brown mountain'. There are several towns in the United States named Livingston including a town in New York that was founded by Robert Livingston, an American colonial official.

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Scottish

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The meaning of Lochlan is ‘land of the lakes’ or ‘land of the lochs’. It is a name typically given to boys and is of Scottish origin. The name was used to describe ‘people from Norway or Scandinavia’ which is known as the ‘land of the lochs’. It comes from the Irish-Gaelic word ‘lochlann’, translating to ‘one who dwells at the fjord-land'. Lachlan is a variant of this name.

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Scottish

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Locklyan is a masculine name of Scottish origin and the meaning of Locklyan is 'from the land of the lochs'. In English, this name can be spelled Locklan. It may also be spelled Lachlan.

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Scottish

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The meaning of Locklyn is 'from the land of the lakes'. It is a masculine name of Scottish origin. It can also be spelled Lachlan.

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Scottish

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The meaning of Lorna is ‘victory’ or ‘fox’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Scottish origin. It is associated with the Laurel tree which symbolizes 'victory' and 'honor'. The name is also considered a variant of the Celtic word ‘loverno’, translating to ‘fox'. It was popularized by English author, Richard Doddridge Blackmore who published a novel in 1869 named ‘Lorna Doone: A Romance Of Exmoor'. It is believed that he derived the name from Lorne which was a place in Scotland.

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Scottish

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Lowry is of Scottish origin and the meaning of Lowry is 'laurel'. Traditionally, it is a name that is given to boys. The name is also of Gaelic origin and is derived from the 10th century word ‘labhradha’, translating to ‘someone who is a spokesperson’. This name was known to be given to a chief or a head of a clan, who would guide and speak on the behalf of his people. In English, this name is said to be taken from the name Lawrence and was also used as a habitational name for people from Lowery in Devon, England.

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