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Boy Names Starting With L

Boy names starting with L are on the upswing after half a century in style limbo.

Liam is one of the most popular boys' names in the US along with most of the English-speaking world as well as in France, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway.

Lucas is another international favorite boy name starting with L, ranking among the top boy names in Spain, Portugal, France, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and several English-speaking countries including the US.

Along with Liam and Lucas, boys' names starting with L in the US top 100 include Logan, Luke, Levi, Lincoln, Leo, Landon, and Leonardo.

Boys' names with the initial L are a remarkably diverse bunch: Gems from further down the popularity list include bold word names like Legend and Lyric, preppy surnames like Landry and Lyle, and dramatic Romance picks like Lorenzo and Luciano.

All of the boy names beginning with L on Nameberry are listed here. The top names below rank among the current US Top 1000 Baby Names and are ordered by popularity. Unique names rank below the Top 1000 and are listed alphabetically.

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Top Boy Names Starting with L

  • Liam

    Liam originated as a nickname for Uilliam, the Irish variation of William. William is an English name from Germanic roots that was brought to Ireland when the British fled England following the... Read More 

  • Lucas

    Lucas is the Latin derivation of the Greek name Loukas. The meaning of the name references Lucania, an ancient territory in Southern Italy. Lucas is related to the names Luke and Luca; however,... Read More 

  • Logan

    Logan originated as a Scottish surname which was derived from a place of that name in Ayrshire. The place name came from lagan, a Scottish Gaelic diminutive of lag, meaning... Read More 

  • Levi

    In the Old Testament, Levi was the third son of Leah and Jacob, from whom the priestly tribe of Levites descended; in the New Testament, Levi was Matthew's given name before he became an apostle.... Read More 

  • Luke

    Luke originated as a short form of Lucas, a Latin derivation of the Greek name Loukas. The most famous bearer of the name is the first-century Greek physician—an evangelist and friend of Saint... Read More 

  • Leo

    Leo was derived from the Latin leo, meaning “lion.” Thirteen popes have carried the name, including St. Leo the Great. In Germanic languages, Leo has historically been used as a nickname... Read More 

  • Lincoln

    Lincoln cracked the Top 50 for boys' names for the first time in 2016, more than 150 years after the death of its most famous bearer. This is especially remarkable because, as crazy as it seems... Read More 

  • Landon

    Landon is a popular surname name; it's been dropping slightly in recent years but has surpassed its once more popular rhyming cousin Brandon. For some it may bring back nostalgic memories of... Read More 

  • Leonardo

    For centuries this name was associated primarily with the towering figure of Italian Renaissance painter-scientist-inventor Leonardo da Vinci, and was scarcely used outside the Latin culture. But... Read More 

  • Luca

    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 Read More