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613 Girl Names That Start With L (With Meanings and Popularity)

613 Girl Names That Start With L (With Meanings and Popularity)

Girl names that start with L have always been popular. Luna is the top L name for girls today in the US, a fact that will surprise many first-time parents (and is sure to shock grandma). Along with Luna, L names in the US Top 100 include Layla, Lily, Lillian, Leah, Leilani, Lydia, and Lucy.

Lucia is the top girl name starting with L in many Spanish-speaking countries, including Spain where it's Number 1. The French Top 10 for girls contains three names starting with L: Louise, Lina, and Lea, with Lena, Lou, and Lola also popular.

The letter L was the most frequent way to start a girl name for several years during the 1960s, thanks to the popularity of Lisa and big sister Linda. There is a wealth of classic L names for girls, such as Lucille, Lydia and Louisa, as well as contemporary favorites like Luna, and Layla.

Unique L-starting girl names include a wide range of appealing options, from enchanting Lorelei to the rhythm of music names like Lyric and Lennon. Other rare and recommended L names include animal names Lark and Lynx, color names Lilac and Lavender, the vintage Lavinia and Leonora, the literary Lyra and the nickname-name Lulu.

Here, our full selection of girl names that start with L, ordered by their current popularity on Nameberry.

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  1. LunaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin
    • Meaning:

      "moon"
  2. LucyHeart
    • Origin:

      English variation of Lucia, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "light"
  3. LyraHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "lyre"
  4. LydiaHeart
    • Origin:

      Greek
    • Meaning:

      "woman from Lydia"
  5. LilithHeart
    • Origin:

      Assyrian, Sumerian
    • Meaning:

      "ghost, night monster"
  6. LilyHeart
    • Origin:

      English flower name
    • Meaning:

      "lily"
  7. LillianHeart
    • Origin:

      English from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "lily; pledged to God"
  8. LaviniaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latin, from ancient place name Lavinium
  9. LottieHeart
    • Origin:

      English, diminutive of Charlotte
    • Meaning:

      "free man"
  10. LenaHeart
    • Origin:

      English, Scottish, Dutch, German, and Scandinavian, diminutive of various names ending in lena
  11. LilaHeart
    • Origin:

      Arabic, Sanskrit
    • Meaning:

      "night; play"
  12. LuciaHeart
    • Origin:

      Italian, feminine variation of Lucius, Latin
    • Meaning:

      "light"
  13. LoreleiHeart
    • Origin:

      German
    • Meaning:

      "alluring, temptress"
  14. LolaHeart
    • Origin:

      Spanish, diminutive of Dolores
    • Meaning:

      "lady of sorrows"
  15. LauraHeart
    • Origin:

      English from Latin
    • Meaning:

      "from Laurentum or bay laurel"
  16. LouiseHeart
    • Origin:

      French and English, feminine variation of Louis
    • Meaning:

      "renowned warrior"
  17. LiviaHeart
    • Origin:

      Diminutive of Olivia or Latin
    • Meaning:

      "blue, envious"
  18. LouisaHeart
    • Origin:

      Latinate feminine variation of Louis
    • Meaning:

      "renowned warrior"
  19. LaylaHeart
    • Origin:

      Variation of Leila, Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "night"
  20. LiliaHeart
    • Origin:

      Russian
    • Meaning:

      "lily"