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Lenmana - Native American Hopi name meaning "flute girl."
Lane - English topographic surname transferred to forename use, derived from Old English lane "narrow pathway," hence "lives by a lane."
Lionel - Anglo-Norman diminutive form of French Léon ("lion"), hence "little lion" or "young lion." In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Knight of the Round Table. He was the younger son of King Bors, and cousin to Lancelot and Hector de Maris. When King Bors died in battle, Lionel and Bors were rescued by the Lady of the Lake and raised by her, along with Lancelot, in her underwater kingdom.
Laris - Variant spelling of Swedish Laures, meaning "of Laurentum."
Lavinia - Latin name possibly meaning "purity." In Roman mythology, this is the name of the wife of Aeneas.
Latisha - Variant spelling of English Letitia, meaning "happiness."
Longwei - Chinese name meaning "dragon greatness." This was the name of the first Chinese-built ironclad battleship later renamed Pingyuan.
Lars - Scandinavian form of Icelandic Lárus, meaning "laurel."
Lani - Hawaiian name meaning "heaven, sky."
Leevi - Finnish form of Greek Leui, meaning "adhesion, joined to" or "crown, garland."
Lenny - Pet form of English Leonard, meaning "lion-strong."
Leandro - Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Latin Leander, meaning "lion-man." 
Lif - Icelandic form of Old Norse Lifa, meaning "life."
Islay - Scottish name derived from the name of the island known as the "Queen of the Hebrides," meaning "island" in Gaelic.
Leontius - Late Latin name meaning "lion-like."
Larry - Pet form of English Laurence, meaning "of Laurentum."
Lamont - Scottish surname transferred to English forename use, from the medieval Swedish personal name Lagman, meaning "lawman."
Manya - Pet form of Russian Mariya, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion."
Leonas - Lithuanian form of Greek Leon, meaning "lion."
Laurine - English pet form of Latin Laura, meaning "laurel."
Laban - Hebrew name meaning "white." In the bible, this is the name of the father of Rachel and Leah.
LeannĂ¡n - Gaelic byname meaning "little cloak."
Lefteris - Short form of Greek Eleftherios, meaning "the liberator."
Leeann - English compound name composed of Lee "meadow" and Ann "favor; grace," hence "graceful meadow."
Lennox - Scottish surname transferred to forename use, meaning "place of elms." 
Emilija - Croatian form of Latin Emilia, meaning "rival."
Kwabena - African Akan name meaning "born on Tuesday."
Lazare - French form of Latin Lazarus, meaning "my God has helped."
Liher - Masculine form of Basque Liernia, the patron saint of mothers without milk or who are unable to conceive.
Lauryn - Variant spelling of English Lauren, meaning "of Laurentum."
Linton - English surname transferred to forename use, from the name of numerous places in England most of which were composed of the Old English elements lin "cotton, flax" and tun "enclosure, settlement," hence "cotton/flax settlement."
Lennon - English surname transferred to forename use, from an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leannáin "descendant of Leannán," hence "little cloak."
Vinko - Croatian form of Latin Vincentius, meaning "conquering."
Layton - Variant spelling of English unisex Leighton, meaning "leek garden."
Leopoldo - Italian form of Old High German Liutpold, meaning "people-bold." In use by the Portuguese and Spanish.
Abena - African Akan name meaning "born on Tuesday."
Leucothea - Latin form of Greek Leucothea, meaning "white goddess." In mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess who assisted sailors in distress.
Ladislas - Italian form of Latin Ladislaus, meaning "rules with glory."
Nouha - Variant spelling of Arabic Noha, meaning "wisdom."
Lakshmana - Hindi name meaning "having lucky marks." In mythology, this is the name of the brother and companion of Rama.
Linnie - Pet form of English Linda, meaning "serpent."
Leyati - Native American Miwok name meaning "shaped like an abalone shell."
Sotiria - Feminine form of Greek Sotiris, meaning "salvation."
Launo - Finnish pet form of Scandinavian Nikolaus, meaning "victor of the people."
Xueqin - Chinese name meaning "snow celery."
Jaidev - Hindi name composed of the Sanskrit elements jaya "victory" and deva "deity; a god," hence "divine victory."
Amy -  English form of French Aimée, meaning "much loved."
Deepak - Variant spelling of Hindi Dipak, meaning "little lamp."
Shiri - Hebrew name meaning "my song."
Salman - Arabic name meaning "safe."

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