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Indian

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Of Indian origin, the meaning of Laasya is ‘dance’. The feminine name has variants including Lassya, Lasiya and Lasya. The name is traditionally used by parents of the Hindu faith to name a baby girl. In Hindu mythology, the word 'lasya' is a name for a sacred dance performed by the Hindu deity, Goddess Parvati, and associated with the meanings of 'radiate joy', 'grace', and 'passion'.

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Hebrew

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Spanish

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The name Labonita is of Spanish origin and the meaning of Labonita is 'beautiful one'. The name finds its meaning in the Spanish word 'bonita', meaning 'pretty'. Another meaning is from Latin word 'bonus', translating to 'good'. This name has been popular since the 20th century.

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English

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The meaning of Lacey is ‘from Lacy' or 'from Lassy’. It is a name that is traditionally given to girls and it is of French origins. When referring to Lassy, it is talking about the Lassy region, which is found in northern France. The name is believed to have been brought to England and Ireland by French noblemen during the Norman conquest. The family that the name originated from bore De Lacy as their last name. One of the oldest members of the family is Hugh De Lacy, who was born in 1135. He is known for being a soldier and one of the leaders of the Norman invasion of Ireland. It was his son Ilbert de Lacy that constructed the famous Pontefract Castle in England. One modern personality with the name is the American actress Lacey Chabert, who is known for her role in the hit movie 'Mean Girls'. Lacey Evans is also the ring name of a professional wrestler signed by WWE.

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Scottish

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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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English

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A name with English origins, the meaning of Laci is 'belonging to Laci or Lassy'. The name is derived from several French surnames and places. It was brought to England during the Norman Conquest, by the soldiers of William the Conqueror. It is also a French nobleman’s surname. It is more commonly chosen in its variant form; Lacy or Lucy. Laci is more widely seen as a nickname or a short name. The Canadian actress Laci J. Mailey is among the few famous personalities associated with the name. She is best known for her role as Jeanne Weaver on TNT's 'Falling Skies'. She made her screen debut in 2011, in a short film called ‘Tempo’. In 2018, her work in the film 'Poetry Series: Italy' won her a 'Special Mention' award at the One-Reeler Film Competition. 'The Dorm', 'Mary Jean Remembers' and 'Chesapeake Shores', are some of her known movies as an actress. She has also appeared in some Hallmark movies.

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Spanish

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The meaning of La Cienega is ‘the swamp’. It is a name typically given to girls and is of Spanish origin. In 2001, a film named ‘La Cienaga’ was released starring the legendary Argentine actress Graciela Borges.

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American

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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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English

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The meaning of Lacy is 'cheerful and unbridled', according to its English origin. Lacy has a French origin as well. The name is commonly used as an alternative to the names Lacey and Lassy. Lacy alludes to the material lace. Lacy may be used as a first name or surname. The surname was brought to England and Ireland during the Norman conquest. It was typically a nobleman's surname. Derived from a Gaulish personal name, Lacy is a feminine name. Therefore, it is generally used by parents to name a baby girl. Famous people with the name Lacy include Lacy Marie Meyer  an actress seen in 'Suck It Up Buttercup', as well as the actress Lacy Fisher, who features in 'Chemical Peel'. The name also belongs to Lacy Moore, an actress who stars in 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire'.

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Slavic

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The name Lada is of a Slavic origin. The meaning of Lada is ‘the goddess of love and fertility’. It is traditionally a girl's name. In the old Baltic and Slavic mythology, Lada is the goddess of beauty, love and marriage. The name Lada may also have been derived from the Slavic word ‘lad’ which means ‘order’, or from the Old Czech word ‘lada’ which means ‘girl or maid’. Well-known personalities with the name include Lada Dance (famous Russian-born singer and actress), Lada Engchawadeschasilp (an American-born, Thai beauty pageant contestant who won the Miss Photogenic title in the Miss World 2001 pageant), Lada Zigo (a Croatian writer), Lada Maksimova (an Azerbaijani volleyball player), and Lada Jelinkova (a Czech actress).

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American

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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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English

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American

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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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American

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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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Hebrew

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French

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Lafayette is a unisex name of French origin and the meaning of Lafayette is 'faith'. One famous bearer of this name is French General Marquis de Lafayette, who is famous for the role he played in the American Revolution.

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Hawaiian

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Arabic

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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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American

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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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Arabic

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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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