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Cool Baby Names That Start With L

Baby names that start with L are intrinsically lovely, luscious, lilting -- and among the most stylish of our era. Here, a list of some of the most intriguing L-starting baby names.
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  • Lachlan

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    Lachlan is as Scottish as haggis and tartan plaid kilts, a favorite used throughout England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand — and just beginning to be noticed in the US -- it reached the Top 1... Read More 

  • Land

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    One of the simplest, most down-to-earth yet evocative of the word names, which could work — especially as a middle. Read More 

  • Lavender

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    Lavender lags far behind other sweet-smelling purple-hued Violet and Lilac, but is starting to get some enthusiastic attention from cutting-edge namers. It does have a history as a name, going back... Read More 

  • Lavinia

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    Lavinia is a charmingly prim and proper Victorian-sounding name which actually dates back to classical mythology, where it was the name of the wife of the Trojan hero Aeneas, who was considered the... Read More 

  • Lazarus

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    Lazarus is a name that looks as if it could possibly be raised from the dead, just like its biblical bearer. Look for it in the next wave of Old Testament revivals that transcend their long-bearded... Read More 

  • Leah

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    For several years now, this serene and gentle biblical name -- Leah has been gaining a considerable following. Many use Leah as a less common alternative to Sarah or Hannah, Rebecca or Rachel. In... Read More 

  • Leila

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    Leila is the root name for a lush garden of similarly exotic examples, including Laila and Layla. It was popularized by the poet Byron, who used it in his poem Don Juan for a ten-year-old Turkish g... Read More 

  • Leith

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    Traditionally a male name, Leith now can make a highly unusual, strong but soft, and intriguing girls' possibility.  Read More 

  • Lemuel

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    Lemuel is a neglected Old Testament name, with the friendly nickname Lem, that we're surprised hasn't been picked up on by parents who have known too many Samuels. In the Bible, Lemuel is mentione... Read More 

  • Leo

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    Leo is a strong-yet-friendly name that was common among the Romans, used for thirteen popes, and is now on the upswing partly thanks to Leonardo "Leo" DiCaprio. Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem call... Read More 

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