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.
  • Lionel

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    Lionel is one leonine name that hasn't taken off as cousins Leo and Leonardo have, though it did reenter the Top 1000 in 2010 after several years away; it was at its highest point in the 1920s and... Read More 

  • Liza

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    Liza is still tied to Ms. Minnelli, who was named by her mother Judy Garland after a George Gershwin song. Step up to Eliza instead. Read More 

  • Lou

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    Lou, all by itself, is become fashionable for girls, which usually makes a name LESS fashionable for boys. But Lou, like Bill or Jim, is rarely used on its own for boys anyway. (You wouldn't... Read More 

  • Louis

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    While this classic royal name has yet to catch on, we sense an imminent comeback. Both Louis and Lewis are in Britain's Top 100, and if they don't revive here, all the better for those -- like... Read More 

  • Louise

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    Louise has for several decades now been seen as competent, studious, and efficient -- desirable if not dramatic qualities. But now along with a raft of other 'L' names, as well as cousin Eloise,... Read More 

  • Luca

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    If there was once a bias against this charming and venerable Italian name for possibly sounding too feminine, consider it gone. Since Luca entered the boys' U.S. popularity list in 2000, it has... Read More 

  • Lucas

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    Lucas is steadily inching up in popularity with parents who want something similar to but more substantial than Luke, to the point where it ranks Number 19, its highest place ever. ... Read More 

  • Lucia

    Gender: F Love Dislike

    A lovely name, the Latinate spelling of Lucy with operatic connections, that used to be given to babies born as daylight was breaking.

    A variety of references include Santa Lucia, a... Read More 

  • Lucian

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    Lucian is a sleeker, more sophisticated version of Lucius that is climbing in tandem with other Lu-starting names, now ranking at Number 608 in the USA and 111 on Nameberry. ... Read More 

  • Lucretia

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    A pretty and plausible Latin name that's gotten a bad rap through the years via a link to Lucrezia Borgia, who, though long considered a demon poisoner, was actually a patron of learning and the... Read More 

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