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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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  • Leon

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    Leon is one of the leonine names that is extremely hot in Europe right now--it's been the top name in Germany and Number 2 in Switzerland. And though it peaked here in the 1920s, it is slowly maki... Read More 

  • Leona

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    Leona had, until recently, seemed to be one of the most unfashionable of the pride of lion names, but singer Leona Lewis has done a lot to rejuvenate it. Still a little bit more Leon/Leonard than L... Read More 

  • Leonora

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    Its mellifluous sound makes Leonora--which has a rich history and a tie to the popular Leo names-- a keen possibility for revival. Leonora has the distinction of being three major opera characters... Read More 

  • Leopold

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    This aristocratic, somewhat formal Germanic route to the popular Leo is a royal name: Queen Victoria used it to honor a favorite uncle, King Leopold of Belgium. Though Leopold sounds as if it might... Read More 

  • Letitia

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    Letitia is a delicate, once prim and proper sounding name whose staid image has been unbuttoned by numerous phonetic spellings. The original, often used in Spanish-speaking families, would still ma... Read More 

  • Lettice

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    Lettice is still occasionally heard in upper-class British families, but we fear it would cause too much salad-green teasing to be considered in the U.S. Calling your little Lettice Lettie could h... Read More 

  • Levi

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    Levi, lighter and more energetic than most biblical names, with its up vowel ending, combines Old Testament gravitas with the casual flair associated with Levi Strauss jeans. Now being rediscover... Read More 

  • Lila

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    Lila is one of the names with a double l sound -- Lila, Lola, and Lily -- that have recently caught on, particularly among the celebrity set (model Kate Moss and comedian Chris Rock both have littl... Read More 

  • Lilac

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    Could Lilac be the next Lila or Lily or Violet? It certainly has a lot going for it--those lilting double 'l's, the fabulous fragrance it exudes, and the fact that it's a color name as well, provi... Read More 

  • Lincoln

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    This admirable presidential choice with a stylish two-syllable sound projects the tall, rangy, upright, image of Honest Abe. Bill Murray is father to a son named Lincoln, and Kathryn Erbe's boy Car... Read More 

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