German Names

Leni

Meaning: Bright and Shining Light Torch Origin: German Luminous, Generous, Record Breaker The Fairy The German name Leni (leh-nee) means ‘Bright and Shining Light’ or ‘Torch’. It is a diminutive of Elena – from Helen. I love this name and the fresh lease of life it’s given to the dated Lenny. Its uniquely spelled variant […]

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Celtic Names

Liam

Meaning: Strong Willed Protector Origin: Irish Resolute, Advocate, Guardian The Owl The meaning of the name Liam is “Strong Willed Protector” or “Helmet of Will”. It is a short form of the Irish name Uilliam, the English name William and the French name Guillaume, all of which derive from the original Old German name Willahelm. Made […]

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Greek Names Mythological Names Spanish Names

Lon

Meaning: Strong Healer Origin: Greek Refined, Enlightened, Erudite The Owl Lon, meaning ‘Strong Healer’ is a diminutive of the Greek name Apollonia, a form of Apollo, the Greek god of music, truth, prophecy, healing, poetry, plagues, art, oracles, archery and sun (that is a lot). It can also be a Spanish name (short for Alonzo) […]

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Latin Names

Lucas

Meaning: Light Wolf Origin: Latin Skilful, Empathique, Beautiful The Wolf The name Lucas means ‘Light’, a strong and masculine name that can be easily shortened to Luke. This Latin name is widely used in the English, Portuguese and Spanish language. It hails from the name Luke, which can be linked to the Greek name Loukas, […]

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Italian Names

Lucia

Meaning: Light Origin: Italian Deep, Forward, Diverse The Tansy Lucia (pronounced either as loo-SEE-ah or loo-CHEE-ah) is a variant of the Latin name Lucius meaning ‘Light’. This also means it is directly related to other popular names Luke and Lucas. Lucia is very fashionable, with strapping nicknames such as Lucy and Sia, you can’t go […]

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English Names

Luke

Meaning: Light Origin: English Reliable, Golden, Shield The Winged-Ox Luke is an English diminutive of the Latin name: Lucas, or Greek name: Loukas. They ultimately derive from Latin Lucius, meaning ‘Light’, ‘Light Giver’, or ‘Born at Dawn’. I do particularly like variations Luc (Welsh), Luca, Lucia and Lucania (Italian). Luke is the author of the […]

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Greek Names Nordic Names

Lura

Meaning: Lyre – Lyrical Farmstead or Trough Origin: Greek Norwegian Creative, Fun, Spiritual The Flying Fox The name Lura is a Greek name, it is also the root word of which Lyre (the harp-like musical instrument) comes from. Lura is also a Norwegian name which means ‘Farmstead’, ‘Trough’ or ‘Bay’. I love that Lura is […]

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Greek Names

Lyra

Meaning: Lyre Lyrical Origin: Greek Gold, Summer Loving, Helpful The Mermaid The Greek name Lyra comes from the musical instrument the Lyre, it can also mean ‘Lyrical’. For those that love astrology, there is a small constellation named Lyra (or Lyre of Orpheus) that was founded by Ptolemy. Lyras’ imagery on star charts was often […]

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Greek Names

Lyris

Meaning: Lyre Lyrical Origin: Greek Willowy, Flowing, Melodic The Canary The Greek name Lyris is a fashionable gem, and beautiful alternative for Iris. It means ‘Lyre’ or ‘Lyrical’ and would be swell on a little singer. Lyris has two stylish variations, being Lura and Lyra – and I honestly can’t choose between which of the […]

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