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.
  • Leon

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Leon is one of the leonine names that is extremely hot in Europe right now—it's Number 15 in Austria, Number 37 in Sweden, Number 14 in Norway, and Number 65 in Scotland. Although it peaked here... Read More 

  • Leona

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    A top 100 name from 1896 to 1921, Leona reached as high as Number 72. Since then, Leona had seemed to be one of the most unfashionable of the pride of lion names, but singer Leona Lewis has done... 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... 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... 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... Read More 

  • Lettice

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    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... Read More 

  • Levi

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    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... Read More 

  • Lila

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Lila is one of the names with a double l sound -- Lila, Lola, and Lily -- that have recently caught on, and we must admit we love -- make that love love love -- them all. Sultry and forceful, Lila... 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,... Read More 

  • Lincoln

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    These have been a couple of great years for Honest Abe: Lincoln climbed a whopping 47 places in 2013, bringing it into the Top 100 for the first time ever, and it is now at Number 87. This... Read More 

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