50 Best Baby Names That Start With The Letter L

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50 Best Baby Names That Start With The Letter L

Expecting a little one soon? Helping a friend land on a choice for the best baby names? Maybe you're planning far into the future for unique baby names that will set your child apart from the rest.

On your journey to find the perfect fit, we've compiled a list of 50 unique baby names and everything you need to know about them. With popular names like Lane, Latoya, Leena, and more, we have sifted through names from every origin to help you pick the perfect one for your bundle of joy.

You probably already know the top "L" names, but if you're looking for a name that means more and has meaning, these top names are some of our favorites.

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1. Lane

Origin: English

Meaning: Path or small roadway

2. Landry

Origin: English

Meaning: Ruler of the place

3. Laren

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Seagull

4. Lark

Origin: English

Meaning: Lark, a songbird

5. Leal

Origin: African 

Meaning: Faithful

6. Line

Origin: English

Meaning: From the bank

7. Logan

Origin: Gaelic

Meaning: From the hollow

8. Leonce

Origin: French

Meaning: Lion

9. Lethe

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Forgetfulness

10. Libby

Origin: English

Meaning: Island of linden trees

11. London

Origin:  English

Meaning: Place name for the capital of the United Kingdom

12. Loren

Origin: Latin

Meaning: The laurel or sweet bay tree

13. Lorin

Origin: French

Meaning: Variant of Lawrence

14. Lada

Origin: Russian

Meaning: An Eastern European goddess of spring and love

15. Laila

Origin: Arabic

Meaning: Born at night, nightfall

16. Laken

Origin: American

Meaning: Nature name

17. Lanka

Origin: Hindi

Meaning: That which glitters

18. Lapis

Origin: Egyptian

Meaning: A beautiful azure-blue stone that has been used in jewelry and the medical field

19. Lara

Origin: Greek and Latin

Meaning: Cheerful, happy; famous, shining

20. Larentia

Origin: Latin

Meaning: She-wolf who nursed Remus and Romulus

21. Latoya

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Victorious one

22. Laural

Origin: English

Meaning: The laurel or the sweet bay tree

23. Lauralee

Origin: English

Meaning: The laurel or the sweet bay tree

24. Laureen

Origin: English and Latin

Meaning: The laurel or the sweet bay tree

25. Laurie

Origin: English and French

Meaning: The laurel or the sweet bay tree

26. Laveda

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Purifed

27. Laycie

Origin: English

Meaning: Derived from Lacey

28. Lea

Origin: English and Hawaiian

Meaning: Mythological goddess of canoe builders

29. Leandra

Origin: Greek and Latin

Meaning: Lioness

30. Leann

Origin: English

Meaning: Possibly a variant of Liana

31. Leela

Origin: Sanskirt

Meaning: Playful

32. Leena

Origin: Finnish

Meaning: Short form of Magdelena

33. Leighton

Origin: English

Meaning: From the meadow town or settlement

34. Lenae

Origin: English

Meaning: Light, Blend of Lena and Renee

35. Lenci

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Light

36. Lenora

Origin: English

Meaning: Light

37. Leoline

Origin: Latin

Meaning: Lioness

38. Leonela

Origin: French

Meaning: Lion, lioness

39. Leonie

Origin: French

Meaning: Lion

40. Leora

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Light

41. Lera

Origin: Spanish

Meaning: Reference to the Virgin Mary

42. Leta

Origin: Greek and Latin

Meaning: Variant of Leda, joyful

43. Levina

Origin: English and Spanish

Meaning: Flash, lightning

44. Lexann

Origin: English

Meaning: Defender of mankind

45. Leya

Origin: Hindi and Spanish

Meaning: Lion, the law

46. Lia

Origin: Greek and Italian

Meaning: Bringer of good news

47. Lian

Origin: Chinese

Meaning: Graceful willow

48. Lili

Origin: French and Greek

Meaning: Like the flower and a symbolic of innocence

49. Ladon

Origin: Greek

Meaning: Dragon of Hera

50. Lamar

Origin: French

Meaning: Of the sea

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If you're still seeking inspiration, here are the top 5 girls and boys names that dominated 2018, as well as the top 100 baby names of 2019, courtesy of

Top 5 girls names for 2018

  1. Olivia
  2. Amelia
  3. Isla
  4. Emily
  5. Ava

Top 5 boys names for 2018

  1. Liam
  2. Noah
  3. Elijah
  4. Logan
  5. Mason

Top 100 names of 2019

1. Emma

2. Liam

3. Noah

4. Olivia

5. Ava

6. Isabella

7. Sophia

8. Elijah

9. Logan

10. Mia

11. Mason

12. James

13. Aiden

14. Ethan

15. Lucas

16. Jacob

17. Michael

18. Matthew

19. Benjamin

20. Amelia

21. Charolette

22. Alexander

23. William

24. Daniel

25. Jayden

26. Oliver

27. Carter

28. Sebastian

29. Joseph

30. David

31. Abigail

32. Emily

33. Gabriel

34. Julian

35. Jackson

36. Anthony

37. Harper

38. Evelyn

39. Dylan

40. Wyatt

41. Madison

42. Grayson

43. Isaiah

44. Christopher

45. Joshua

46. Victoria

47. Christian

48. Samuel

49. Andrew

50. Mateo

51. Sofia

52. Jaxon

53. Josiah

54. John

55. Scarlett

56. Luke

57. Aria

58. Ryan

59. Elizabeth

60. Camila

61. Nathan

62. Layla

63. Isaac

64. Owen

65. Ella

66. Henry

67. Levi

68. Aaron

69. Caleb

70. Chloe

71. Zoey

72. Jeremiah

73. Lincoln

74. Landon

75. Adrian

76. Hunter

77. Eli

78. Penelope

79. Skylar

80. Jonathan

81. Thomas

82. Jack

83. Jordan

84. Connor

85. Brayden

86. Cameron

87. Grace

88. Bryce

89. Mila

90. Lillian

91. Aaliyah

92. Jose

93. Lily

94. Paisley

95. Xavier

96. Dominic

97. Bella

98. Nicholas

99. Brooklyn

100. Savannah

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