60+ Completely Lovable Boy Names that Start with L

May 5, 2022

60+ Completely Lovable Boy Names that Start with L

AHEAD: The ultimate list of L names for boys—plus their meanings and popularity.

If you’re looking for a cool boys’ name starting with the letter L, you’re in the right place!

Below, I’ve rounded up every single L name that’s even the slightest bit modern and cool.

For each name, you’ll find its meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

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There are 52 “L” names ranking in the top 1000.

There are also a bunch of other fantastic L names that are more rare (without being too out there).

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these cool boys’ names starting with the letter L.

Related: L Names for Girls

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Gender-neutral “L” names

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All of these L names would work for a boy or a girl.

Landon or Landen or Landyn

  • Name meaning: Long hill.
  • Popularity: Landon ranks #68, Landen is #589, and Landyn is #622. None of these are currently ranking for girls.

Landry

  • Name meaning: Powerful land ruler.
  • Popularity: This name ranks #953 for boys and #879 for girls.

Lane or Layne

  • Name meaning: Path.
  • Popularity: For boys, Lane ranks #256 and Layne is #668. For girls, Lane isn’t ranking and Layne ranks #920.

Layton or Leighton

  • Name meaning: Town by the meadow.
  • Popularity: For boys, Layton ranks #620 and Leighton is #740. For girls, Layton isn’t ranking and Leighton ranks #400.

Lee

  • Name meaning: Meadow.
  • Popularity: Lee ranks #768 for boys and isn’t ranking for girls. (Neither is Leigh).

Legacy

  • Name meaning: Passed down from a predecessor.
  • Popularity: This name ranks #767 for boys and #500 for girls.

Lennon

  • Name meaning: Lover, blackbird, cloak.
  • Popularity: This name ranks #688 for boys and #299 for girls.

Lennox

  • Name meaning: Elm field.
  • Popularity: This name ranks #291 for boys and #587 for girls.

Logan

  • Name meaning: Little hollow.
  • Popularity: Logan ranks #16 for boys and #317 for girls.

London

  • Name meaning: From the great river. The capital of England and the United Kingdom.
  • Popularity: London ranks #872 for boys. For girls, Londyn ranks #162 and London is #195.

Lyric

  • Name meaning: Lyre (harp-like instrument). Words to a song.
  • Popularity: This name ranks #959 for boys and #412 for girls.

If you like these gender-neutral names that start with the letter L you’ll also like this list of nonbinary names.

Cool “L” names

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These boys’ names starting with L are perfect if you want something a little edgy but not too far out there.

Lake

  • Name meaning: Body of water.
  • Popularity: This neutral name isn’t ranking.

Lance

  • Name meaning: Land or territory.
  • Popularity: #757

Lawson

  • Name meaning: Son of Lawrence.
  • Popularity: #357

Ledger

  • Name meaning: Tribe + spear.
  • Popularity: #626

Leif

  • Name meaning: Heir or descendant.
  • Popularity: #917

Leonel

  • Name meaning: Young lion.
  • Popularity: #344

Levin or Levon

  • Name meaning: Dear friend.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this name is ranking.

Lex

  • Name meaning: Short for Alexander, meaning defender.
  • Popularity: This name isn’t ranking.

Linden or Lyndon

  • Name meaning: Hill of linden trees.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Lyle

  • Name meaning: Island dweller.
  • Popularity: This name last ranked in 2019.

Lynx

  • Name meaning: A wild cat with a short tail and tufted ears. A constellation.
  • Popularity: This neutral name isn’t ranking.

If you like these cool boy names that start with L you’ll also like this list of edgy names.

Old-fashioned “L” names

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These old-school boy names that start with L bring back the magic of another era.

Related: Vintage Girl Names

Lachlan or Lochlan

  • Name meaning: War-like. Lake land.
  • Popularity: Lachlan ranks #702 and Lochlan is #727.

Langston

  • Name meaning: Tall stone. Long town.
  • Popularity: #695

Lawrence or Larry

  • Name meaning: Person from Laurentum, an ancient Roman city.
  • Popularity: Lawrence ranks #564 and Larry is #842.

Leander

  • Name meaning: Lion man.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Leland

  • Name meaning: Cultivated land.
  • Popularity: #473

Leonard

  • Name meaning: Brave or strong lion.
  • Popularity: #634

Leopold

Leroy

  • Name meaning: The king.
  • Popularity: #930

Lester

  • Name meaning: Leicester is a city in England.
  • Popularity: This boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Lionel

  • Name meaning: Young lion.
  • Popularity: #660

Louie

  • Name meaning: Warrior or knight.
  • Popularity: #771

Lucian

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: #639

If you like these old-fashioned boy names that start with L you might also like this list of 2-syllable names.

International “L” names

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This next batch of boys’ L names comes from across the globe. These names are of Chinese, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish origin, respectively.

Related: Exotic Girl Names

Lanzo

  • Name meaning: Land or territory.
  • Popularity: This German boys’ name isn’t ranking.

Leandro

  • Name meaning: Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian version of Leander, meaning lion man.
  • Popularity: #642

Leonardo

  • Name meaning: Italian and Spanish variation of Leonard, meaning brave lion.
  • Popularity: #86

Leonidas

  • Name meaning: Lion-like or son of a lion.
  • Popularity: This Greek name ranks #455.

Lian

  • Name meaning: A Chinese surname. Might also be short for Julian, meaning youthful.
  • Popularity: #795

Lorenzo

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Laurence, meaning person from Laurentum, an ancient Roman city.
  • Popularity: #152

Luciano

  • Name meaning: Italian version of Lucian, meaning light.
  • Popularity: #412

If you like these international boy names that start with L you may also like this list of 3-syllable names.

Final thoughts on “L” boy names

Hopefully, you’ve found a few lead contenders on this list, or at least come away with some baby name inspiration.

Whether you prefer a name that’s popular, gender-neutral, old-fashioned, or of global origin, all of these boys’ names are fantastic choices.

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect name for your son!

Boy Names that Start with L