From Lexie to Luna and everything in between, we have hundreds of baby girl names starting with the letter L along with the meanings and origin of each name. 

MWT Baby Naming Tip: If you have a last name that's difficult to pronounce or spell, you may want to consider a less difficult sounding or spelled first name (or a more unusual first name if you have a common last name like Jones).

Of course, if you don't know your baby's gender just yet, be sure to check out our page covering boy names starting with L as well.

Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting with L

First we'll start with the most popular baby girl names from 2018. They were:

Luna was the most popular baby girl name starting with L in 2018.  This should come as no surprise as Luna has been increasing in popularity for a decade. Pretty amazing!

Here’s how the top three names have looked over the past decade:

2018's Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting With L

Luna wasn’t just popular for L girl names in 2018. Overall it was the number 23 most popular name among all baby girl names in 2018. This is truly amazing. Luna didn't come close to making the most popular baby names in 2000, as it ranked 1323rd overall!

But the name has grown in popularity each year, finally breaking into the top 100 baby names list in 2016. It wasn't even a top 10 girl name starting with L until it joined the girl name list in 2015.

Here’s how it looked when compared to all baby girls born in 2018.

Baby Girl Names That Start With L — Luna
Names About As Popular as Luna

While Luna was a popular choice in 2018, you can see it was only about 96% as popular a baby girl name as Scarlett.   Just for fun, let’s take a look at the most popular baby girl names beginning with L throughout history.

Popular Baby Girl Names That Start With L since 1918
Most Popular Baby Girl Names Starting With L

Keep an eye on Lillian. As you can see it was the #1 girl name starting with L in the 1910s and has been a top 100 girl name for all letters since 2002.

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Now let’s look into what girl’s names lost and gained popularity in 2018, again only for names starting with L.

Baby Girl Names That Start With L in 2018
2018 Trending Girl Names Starting With L

As you can see, Lillyann fell out of favor by 23 slots and Lorena was the smallest gainer in 2018, gaining only 12 spots.

Unique Baby Girl Names Starting With L

While it’s fun to see what lots of other people are naming their babies, many people prefer to find baby names that are more uncommon. To that end, below is the some of the more unique baby girl names starting with L.

Overall, Luz was the 1003th most popular girl name in 2018 with 257 babies. That means there were 27x more Lunas than Luzs last year. That makes it a very unique name!

If you don’t have your name in mind yet, don’t worry! Below we present a list of literally every baby girl name — including middle names — starting with L, the name’s meaning and origin. Good luck and have a wonderful day.

Lacey through Lamorna

  • Lacey Old French — Lace.
  • Lae Laos — dark
  • Laetitia Latin — Happiness.
  • Laila   — As intoxicating as wine.
  • Lailie Hebrew — born during light
  • Laina   — Route or path.
  • Laine   — The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen.
  • Lainey   — The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen.
  • Lakeisha Swahili — favourite one
  • Lakota Native American — friend
  • Lakshmi Sanskrit — A lucky omen. The Hindu goddess of beauty and wealth.
  • Lala Slavonic — A tulip.
  • Lalage Greek — Chatter, babble.
  • Lalasa Hindu — love
  • Lali   — The well-spoken one.
  • Lalima Hindu
  • Lalita Sanskrit — Playful, charming.
  • Lalo Latin — to sing a lullaby
  • Lamilla Aboriginal — A stone.
  • Lamorna Cornish — A placename.

Lan through Lassie

  • Lan Vietnamese — flower name
  • Lana English — Afloat, calm as still waters. A diminutive of Alana, Helena and Svetlana.
  • Lanai   — Terrace, veranda.
  • Lanaya   — Lime tree.
  • Lane Old English — From the narrow road. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Lanelle  — From the narrow road.
  • Lanette Lanetta
  • Lani Polynesian — The sky. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Lanikai Hawaiian — heavenly sea
  • Laquetta Native American — Quetta, Etta
  • Lara Russian — Cheerful, light-hearted.
  • Laraine Old German — From a province on the border of France and Germany.
  • Lareine Old German — From a province on the border of France and Germany.
  • Lareyne Old German — From a province on the border of France and Germany.
  • Lari English — crowned with laurel
  • Laria Greek — the sars are mine
  • Larissa Russian from Greek — Cheerful, light-hearted.
  • Lark English/Aboriginal — English A songbird. Aboriginal a cloud.
  • Lasca Latin — Weary.
  • Lassie English/Scottish — A little girl.

Lastri through Layla

  • Lastri Indonesian — A common girl’s name.
  • Lata Hindu
  • Lateefah North African — gentle, pleasant
  • Latifa Arabic — Kind and gentle.
  • Latisha   — Happiness.
  • Latonia Latin — In Roman mythology, the mother of Diana.
  • Latoya Spanish — Victorious. A popular name in the USA.
  • Latrice Tricey, Trice
  • Laura Latin — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Laurel   — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Lauren English — A free person. A feminine form of Charles, Also see Carla, Carol and Caroline.
  • Laurinda Latin — crowned with laurel, praise
  • Lavani Hindu — grace
  • Laveda Latin — One who is purified or innocent.
  • Lavender English from Latin — From the herb.
  • Laverne French — Springlike, or from the Alder tree.
  • Lavinia Latin — A lady, or a mother of Rome.
  • Lawrencia   — From the Laurel tree or crowned with laurels.
  • Laxmi Hindu — Lakshmi
  • Layla Arabic — As intoxicating as wine.

Layna through Leilani

  • Layna Greek — light, truth
  • Leah Irish Gaelic — The light of the sun. Also see Eileen, Elaine, Eleanor and Ellen.
  • Leala French — The loyal one.
  • Leandra Latin — Like a lioness. The female version of Leander. Also see Leona.
  • Leanna   — Graceful willow.
  • Leanne English — Grace, or favoured by God. A modern invention formed from Lee and Anne.
  • Leauna young deer
  • Leba Yiddish — beloved
  • Leda Greek — A mythological queen and the mother of Helen of Troy. Also see Alida.
  • Ledah Hebrew — birth
  • Lee Old English — A meadow or clearing. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Leea — Languid, weary. The wife of Jacob in the Bible.
  • Leela Sanskrit — Playful.
  • Leena Aboriginal — A possum.
  • Leewana Aboriginal — The wind.
  • Lehana African — One who refuses.
  • Leigh Old English — A meadow or clearing. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Leiko Japanese — arrogant
  • Leila Arabic — Dark as the night.
  • Leilani Hawaiian — A heavenly flower.

Lemana through Leticia

  • Lemana Aboriginal — The She-Oak tree.
  • Lemuela Hebrew — Devoted to God. The feminine form of Lemuel.
  • Lena English — From the name Caroline, Helen and other names. Caroline – A free person. Helen – Also used as an independent name.
  • Lene Dutch/German — A nickname for Helen and Magdalene. Helen – The light of the sun. Magdalene – A woman from the village of Magdala. Also see Lena. .
  • Lenis Latin — Gentle and smooth.
  • Lenora  — The light of the sun. A form of Helen.
  • Lenore  — The light of the sun. A form of Helen.
  • Leoda Teutonic — A woman of the people.
  • Leola Latin — lion
  • Leoma Old English — Light, bright.
  • Leona Latin — A lioness. A feminine form of Leo or Leon. Also see Leandra, Leonarda and Leontine.
  • Leonarda Old French — A brave lioness. Feminine form of Leonard.
  • Leonora   — The light of the sun. A form of Helen.
  • Leontine Latin — Like a lion. Also see Leona.
  • Leopolda Old German — bold leader
  • Leora Greek — Light.
  • Lesh Shea
  • Lesley Scottish Gaelic — From an ancient surname. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Letha Greek — The river of forgetfulness. From the name Lethe.
  • Leticia   — Happiness.

Letitia through Lida

  • Letitia Latin — joy
  • Lettice   — Happiness.
  • Leura Aboriginal — Lava.
  • Levana Latin — The rising sun.
  • Levina Old English — A bright flash.
  • Lewanna Hebrew — The moon.
  • Lexie   — The defender, or helper of mankind. Feminine form of Alexander. Also see Alexis.
  • Lexine   — The defender, or helper of mankind. Feminine form of Alexander. Also see Alexis.
  • Lexy   — The defender, or helper of mankind. Feminine form of Alexander. Also see Alexis.
  • Leyna Old German — little angel
  • Lhamu Tibetan/Sherpa — A goddess.
  • Lia Italian — Languid, weary.
  • Liadan Irish — grey lady
  • Lian Chinese — A graceful willow.
  • Liana French — To bind like a vine.
  • Liani Spanish
  • Liannaka bringer of Peace, hope — Lan, Lani, Lanna, Anna
  • Libby   — From the name Elizabeth and Sybil.
  • Liberty English — freedom
  • Lida Czech — A woman from Lydia. The name has come to mean a cultured woman.

Lidia through Lindsey

  • Lidia   — A woman from Lydia. The name has come to mean a cultured woman.
  • Lien Chinese — A lotus.
  • Liese German — Form of Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Liesl German — Form of Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Lila   — The beautiful temptress.
  • Lilac Persian — Mauve flower.
  • Lilah Hebrew — The beautiful temptress.
  • Lili   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lilia Russian/Slavonic — Mauve flower. From the name Lilac.
  • Lilith Arabic/Hebrew — Dark, a woman of the night.
  • Lilli   — From the name Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Lillian English — From the name Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Lily Latin — From the flower name, a symbol of purity. Also see Lillian.
  • Limber African — joyfulness
  • Lina Arabic — tender
  • Linda Spanish — Pretty. Also a nickname from Belinda.
  • Lindall   — A waterfall. Also, a nickname from names like Carolyn.
  • Lindley Old English — From the Lime tree meadow. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Lindon Old English — From the hill of the Lime trees.
  • Lindsey Scottish — From an old surname.

Lindy through Livana

  • Lindy Spanish — Pretty. Also a nickname from Belinda.
  • Linette   — Idol, bird.
  • Linh  
  • Linley Old English — From the field of Flax. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Linne Scandinavian — Lynne, Linny
  • Linnea Old Norse — A Lime tree or Lime blossom.
  • Linnet Old French — From the name of the small bird.
  • Linzi Scottish — From an old surname.
  • Liora Liorre, Liorra, Liore
  • Lisa   — A nickname for Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Lisabet   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lisabeth   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lisbet   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lisbeth   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lisette   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lissa Greek — The honeybee.
  • Lita   — The little winged one.
  • Litsa Greek — one who brings good news
  • Liv   — An Olive tree or branch. A symbol of peace. From the name Olivia.
  • Livana   — Lunar.

Livi through Lorelei

  • Livi   — An Olive tree or branch. A symbol of peace. From the name Olivia.
  • Livia   — An Olive tree or branch. A symbol of peace. From the name Olivia.
  • Liz   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Liza   — A nickname for Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Lizbeth   — A form of Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Lizette   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lizzie   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lizzy   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Llv Old Norse — Defence, protection.
  • Lodema Old English — A guide or leader.
  • Lois Greek — Agreeable. A name from the New Testament.
  • Lokelani Hawaiian — small red rose
  • Lola Spanish — Sorrow.
  • Lolaksi Hindu — a sakti of Ganesha
  • Lona English/Spanish — Solitary.
  • Lonikie pretty one
  • Loorea Aboriginal — The moon.
  • Lora German — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Lore German — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Lorelei German — Alluring. The name of the river goddess who lured sailors to their death.

Lorelle through Louisa

  • Lorelle Latin — Little. Also see Laura.
  • Loren Latin — From the Laurel tree or crowned with laurels. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Lorena   — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Lorene   — A free person. A feminine form of Charles, Also see Carla, Carol and Caroline.
  • Loretta Italian — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Lori   — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Lorie   — Crowned with laurels.
  • Lorinda  
  • Loris   — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Lorna English/Scottish — Invented by R D Blackmore for the heroine of his 1860s novel Lorna Doone, and possibly derived, from a Scottish placename.
  • Lorrae Australian — From Lorraine and Rae. From a province on the border of France and Germany.
  • Lorraine Old German — From a province on the border of France and Germany.
  • Lorretta   — A laurel wreath or a tree.
  • Lotta   — A free person. A feminine form of Charles, Also see Carla, Carol and Caroline.
  • Lotte   — Womanly, full grown. Also see Carla, Carol and Caroline.
  • Lottie   — A free person. A feminine form of Charles, Also see Carla, Carol and Caroline.
  • Lotty   — A free person. A feminine form of Charles, Also see Carla, Carol and Caroline.
  • Lotus Greek — The lotus flower.
  • Louella English — A famous warrior. A modern name derived from Louise and Ella.
  • Louisa   — A famous warrior.

Louise through Lucine

  • Louise Teutonic — A famous warrior maiden. The feminine form of Louis.
  • Lourdes French/Spanish — From the pilgrimage town in southern France.
  • Love Old English — loved one
  • Loveday Old English — Dear day.
  • Lowan Aboriginal — A mallee fowl. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Lowanna Aboriginal — A girl.
  • Lowenna Cornish — Joyful.
  • Luana Old German — A graceful warrior maiden.
  • Luba Russian/Slavonic — A lover.
  • Luce   — From the name Lucus. A woman from Lucania.
  • Lucetta Italian/Spanish — Light. The feminine form of Lucius and Luke.
  • Lucia Italian/Spanish — Light. The feminine form of Lucius and Luke.
  • Lucian Latin — Person of Light. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Luciana Italian — Light. The feminine form of Lucius and Luke.
  • Lucianna English — A modern combination of Lucy and Anna. Lucy – Light. Anna – Grace, or favoured by God.
  • Lucie   — Light. The feminine form of Lucius and Luke.
  • Lucille   — Light. The feminine form of Lucius and Luke.
  • Lucina Latin — The Roman goddess of childbirth. Also see Lucy.
  • Lucinda   — Light. The feminine form of Lucius and Luke.
  • Lucine Armenian — moon

Lucretia through Lykaios

  • Lucretia Latin — Reward, riches.
  • Lucy Latin — Light. The feminine form of Lucius and Luke.
  • Ludella Old English — An elf or pixie maiden.
  • Ludmila Slavonic — Loved by the people. Also see Lida.
  • Luella Old English — elfin
  • Luisa Italian/Spanish — A famous warrior maiden. The feminine form of Louis.
  • Luise German — A famous warrior maiden. The feminine form of Louis.
  • Lujuana Spanish — Lu
  • Lukina Ukrainian — graceful and bright
  • Lulu German — A famous warrior maiden. A nickname for Louella and Louise, but also used as an independent name.
  • Luna Latin — The moon.
  • Lupe Latin — wolf
  • Lurleen   — Alluring.
  • Lurlene   — Alluring.
  • Lurline   — Alluring.
  • Lurnea Aboriginal — A resting-place.
  • Luvena Latin — The little beloved one.
  • Lychorinda Italian — From Shakespeare’s play Pericles
  • Lydia Greek — A woman from Lydia. The name has come to mean a cultured woman.
  • Lykaios Greek — wolfish, of a wolf, wolf-like

Lyn through Lysander

  • Lyn Welsh — Good looking. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Lynda Spanish — Pretty. Also a nickname from Belinda.
  • Lyndal Australian/English — A modern name possibly derived from Lynn and Dale. Lynn – A waterfall. Dale – A valley dweller.
  • Lynde   — From the hill of the Lime trees.
  • Lyndel   — Pretty.
  • Lyndey Spanish — Pretty. Also a nickname from Belinda.
  • Lyndsey Scottish — From an old surname.
  • Lynelle   — Pretty.
  • Lynette   — From the name of the small bird.
  • Lynn Old English/Welsh — Old English: A waterfall. Welsh: Good looking. A boy or girl’s name.
  • Lynna   — Waterfall.
  • Lynne   — Pretty.
  • Lynnea   — Pretty.
  • Lynnette   — From the name of the small bird.
  • Lynsey Scottish — From an old surname.
  • Lyra  
  • Lyris Greek — She who plays the harp.
  • Lys French — A symbol of purity. Also see Lillian.
  • Lysa   — A nickname for Elizabeth, meaning consecrated to God.
  • Lysander Greek — The liberator. A boy or girl’s name.

Lysandra through Lystra

  • Lysandra Greek — The liberator.
  • Lysette   — Consecrated to God. Also see Isabel and Lisa.
  • Lystra Greek — Free.

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