L names for girls

50 Lovable L Names for Girls

Oct 28, 2021

50 Lovable L Names for Girls

AHEAD: The ultimate list of girl names starting with L.

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

Perhaps you’re planning to honor a family member whose name begins (or began) with the letter L.

Or you’ve got an “L” theme for your kids’ names.

Or maybe you just happen to like the letter L. (Totally valid, btw).

L names for girls

Interestingly, modern girl names that start with L aren’t as abundant as those that start with A (the list I published yesterday).

Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of girl names that begin with the letter L. It’s just that lots of them are names like Lisa, Linda, and Laverne—which I’m just guessing are not what you’re looking for.

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

I’ve also included each name’s meaning and current popularity—which will hopefully help you narrow down your list of favorites.

Feel free to use the Table of Contents to jump to a specific style, or keep on scrolling and view all of these lovely L names for girls.

Girl names starting with L

Trendy “L” names for girls

Kicking off our list of “L” names with some lovely names that are super popular in the United States right now. Most of them are in the top 100.

Layla or Leila or Laila

  • Name meaning: Night or dark.
  • Popularity: Layla ranks #24. The alternate spelling Leila ranks #205 and Laila ranks #225.

Leah

  • Name meaning: Weary.
  • Popularity: #45

Leilani

  • Name meaning: Heavenly flower.
  • Popularity: #92

Liliana

  • Name meaning: Carefree.
  • Popularity: #110

Lily

  • Name meaning: Flower.
  • Popularity: #35

Londyn or London

  • Name meaning: From the great river.
  • Popularity: Londyn ranks #162 and London ranks #195.

Luna

  • Name meaning: Moon.
  • Popularity: #14

Lydia

  • Name meaning: Beautiful one.
  • Popularity: #96

If you like these trendy L names for girls, you might also like this list of modern girl names.

Short “L” names for girls

Short L names for girls

These baby names starting with L are just 3 or four letters long! Most of them are two syllables.

Lana

  • Name meaning: Light, gracious, or little rock.
  • Popularity: #390

Lane or Layne

  • Name meaning: Pathway.
  • Popularity: Layne ranks #920 for girls. For boys, Lane ranks #256 and Layne ranks #668.

Lani

  • Name meaning: Heaven.
  • Popularity: This “L” name is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Lara

  • Name meaning: Fortress.
  • Popularity: #706

Leia

  • Name meaning: Weary.
  • Popularity: #295

Lena

  • Name meaning: Ray of light.
  • Popularity: #270

Leva

  • Name meaning: Moon or white.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name starting with “L” is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Lexi

  • Name meaning: Defender.
  • Popularity: #366

Lia

  • Name meaning: Bringer of good news.
  • Popularity: #289

Lina

  • Name meaning: Sunlight.
  • Popularity: #684

Liv

  • Name meaning: Life.
  • Popularity: #667

Lola

  • Name meaning: Sorrows.
  • Popularity: #240

Lyla or Lila

  • Name meaning: Night or dark.
  • Popularity: Lyla ranks #118 Lila is #226.

Lyra

  • Name meaning: Lyre harp.
  • Popularity: #552

If you like these short L names for girls, you might also like this list of one-syllable girl names.

Nature-Inspired “L” names for girls

Nature-Inspired L names for girls

This next batch of girl names starting with L is inspired by plants, animals, and the earth.

Note that Leva, Leilani, Lily, and Luna also have organic meanings, but are categorized elsewhere in this post.

Laurel

  • Name meaning: Laurel tree that’s symbolic of victory.
  • Popularity: #683

Lavender

  • Name meaning: A lovely purple.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “L” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

Leanne

  • Name meaning: Graceful wood.
  • Popularity: This girls’ “L” name is not ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Leighton

  • Name meaning: Meadow town.
  • Popularity: #400

Lennox

  • Name meaning: Elm field.
  • Popularity: #587

Leona

  • Name meaning: Lion.
  • Popularity: #482

Lillian or Lily

  • Name meaning: Lily flower.
  • Popularity: Lillian ranks #46 and Lily is #35.

If you like these nature-inspired girl names that start with L, you might also like this list of hippie names or these nonbinary names.

“L” names for girls meaning “light”

L names for girls meaning light

There are a bunch of girls’ names starting with the letter L that mean “light”.

Note that Lena and Lina also mean light but were already included above!

Lainey

  • Name meaning: Bright or shining light.
  • Popularity: #364

Lucia

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: #163

Luciana

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: #408

Lucie or Lucy

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: Lucy ranks #49. The spelling “Lucie” is not popular.

Lucille

  • Name meaning: Light.
  • Popularity: #271

If you like these light-filled L names for girls, you might also like this list of names that mean graceful or this list of names for rainbow babies.

Uncommon “L” names for girls

Here are some baby names starting with L that are uncommon without being too far out there…

Lacey

  • Name meaning: From Lassy.
  • Popularity: #717

Landen

  • Name meaning: Territory.
  • Popularity This “L” name is not currently popular for baby girls, but ranks #589 for boys in the U.S.

Leigh

  • Name meaning: Delicate.
  • Popularity: This girls’ name beginning with “L” is not currently popular for baby girls in the U.S.

Lennon

  • Name meaning: Lover, blackbird, cloak.
  • Popularity: #299

Letty

  • Name meaning: Diminutive of Letitia, meaning joy.
  • Popularity: This baby name that starts with the letter “L” is not currently popular for girls in the U.S.

Liberty

  • Name meaning: Freedom.
  • Popularity: #653

Lyanna or Liana

  • Name meaning: To climb like a vine.
  • Popularity: Lyanna ranks #764 (and has been rising in popularity due to Game of Thrones). Liana ranks #461.

Lyric

  • Name meaning: Words set to music.
  • Popularity: #412

If you like uncommon girl names with L as the first letter, you might also like this list of space names.

Timeless “L” names for girls

Timeless L names for girls

These timeless girl names that start with L have stood the test of time. They don’t tend to evoke any particular decade.

Lauren

  • Name meaning: Wisdom.
  • Popularity: #232

Lilith

  • Name meaning: Night creature or monster.
  • Popularity: #316

Lindsay or Lindsey

  • Name meaning: Lake or place of linden trees.
  • Popularity: Neither spelling of this girls’ “L” name is ranking in the top 1000 baby names.

Lorelei or Lorelai

  • Name meaning: Temptress.
  • Popularity: Lorelei ranks #506 and Lorelai is #525.

If you like these timeless L names for girls, you might also like this list of Victorian girl names or these badass girl names.

Additional Girl Names Starting with L

Trendy L names for girls

As I said earlier, there are a TON of girls’ names starting with the letter L, and the vast majority of them are either really outdated or super far out there.

For the sake of a more complete list of girl’s names starting with L, I’m going to include a bunch of them here, just in case they appeal to you:

Lark
Lassie
Laura
Laverne
Lavinia
Lemon
Lenore
Leona
Leonora
Leslie
Lilac
Linda
Lisa
Lois
Lori
Louise
Lumi
Lux
Lynx

A few of these might make cute middle names, actually!

More baby names for girls

Before we get to middle name ideas, here are a few related articles that may be helpful if you’re still looking for the perfect name.

Middle name ideas for first names starting with L

Here are some beautiful first + middle name combinations for a first name that starts with L.

Lacey Violet
Lainey Blake
Lana Sophie
Landen Reese
Lane Mackenzie
Lani Magnolia
Lara Blakely
Laurel Avery
Lauren Madelyn
Lavender Brooke
Layla Paige
Leah Blaire
Leanne Hadley
Leia Piper
Leigh Rylan
Leighton Olivia
Leilani Grace
Lena Rose
Lennon Sage
Lennox Jade
Leona Aubrey
Letty Sophia
Leva Hailey
Lexi James
Lia Scarlett
Liberty Meadow
Liliana Cove
Lilith Eve
Lillian Hart
Lily Harlow
Lina Juliette
Lindsay Skyler
Liv Madison
Lola Penelope
London Nova
Londyn Ella
Lorelei Jane
Lucia Morgan
Luciana Everly
Lucille Abigail
Lucy Paige
Luna Hazel
Lyanna Phoenix
Lydia Belle
Lyla Sloane
Lyra Marie
Lyric Mia

Final thoughts on L names for girls

While the modern options for girl names starting with L are somewhat limited, there do happen to be some seriously BEAUTIFUL options.

My personal favorites, in ABC order, are Lacey, Lana, Layla, Lena, Lennon, Lennox, and Lyla.

All seven of those are perfect names in my book!

Congratulations and good luck choosing the perfect girl name that starts with the letter L!

L names for girls