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Stylish L Baby Names

L is the letter that lends style to almost any name that contains it these days, whether at the beginning, in the middle, or -- most fashionably of all -- in a couple of different places. Also stylish are baby names that not only contain the letter L but its sound, as in Ella and Elliot. Here, fashionable baby names made all the lovelier by the letter L.
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  • Elijah

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    Elijah -- the name of the Old Testament prophet who went to heaven in a chariot of fire -- has become a fashionable biblical choice. More than 13,000 parents chose Elijah last year, bringing it ins... Read More 

  • Elise

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    Elise is on an upward trend, due in large part to its dash of French flair, and to the love for El-names in general. It is now at its highest ranking ever--151--in the US, and is riding a wave in ... Read More 

  • Eliza

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    Eliza is one of our favorite names; we love its combination of streamlined modernity and Eliza Doolittle charm and spunk, and offer Eliza as one of our top recommendations. That said, a lot of ... Read More 

  • Ella

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    Following in the path of Emma and Isabella/Bella, Ella has been shooting up the charts since the millennium: it rose from Number 265 in 2000 to a high of Number 12 this past year. Ella has long be... Read More 

  • Ellery

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    In the past few years Ellery has gone from middle-aged male detective to a plausible girls' name, a la Hillary.  Read More 

  • Ellie

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    Ellie is one of the most popular girls' names in the UK--yes, in this nickname form, and this warm and friendly name is also taking off here. In 2011, Ellie entered the Top 100 for the first time. ... Read More 

  • Ellington

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    Ellington is a swinging musical name, evoking the jazzy and elegant persona of the Duke (born Edward Kennedy Ellington). While that reference may seem to make Ellington a male name, it is also occa... Read More 

  • Elliot

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    Elliot (which boasts several spellings depending upon how many 'l's or 't's you want to use) is a winner -- it has the ideal quality of being neither too common nor weirdly unique. Elliot had a sty... Read More 

  • Estelle

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    Maybe it's because she shares that winning 'elle' sound with Isabel and Bella but Estelle is no longer seen as a muumuu-wearing canasta player of a certain age (think George Costanza's mother on Se... Read More 

  • Hallie

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    Hallie -- it rhymes with alley and is not to be confused with Halle or Hailey or Holly -- is one of those comfy nicknamish names that are in favor in these complicated times. Hallie's popularity ... Read More 

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