26+ Lovely Baby Names Starting with L

There’s a lot to love about baby names starting with L! The L sound is soft and pretty and it’s not only a popular choice to start a name but also features in many name suffixes including “ly”, “lie” and “lyn”. If you’re after a baby name beginning with L, you’ve got plenty to choose from!

Check out the most popular L baby names as well as 25 uncommon contenders that you might just love.

Common L baby names:

Names starting with L are incredibly popular. Out of the top 200 names in Australia last year, 21 started with L, which is over 10% (7 girl names and 14 boys names).

All of these names are lovely, but if you’re after a more unique L baby name, keep scrolling – we’ve got 33 alternatives that are just as sweet!

  • Lily/Lilly
  • Luna
  • Lucy
  • Layla
  • Lola
  • Lara
  • Lucky
  • Leo
  • Luca/Luka
  • Levi
  • Lucas
  • Liam
  • Lincoln
  • Lachlan
  • Leonardo
  • Leon
  • Louie/ Louis
  • Lennox
  • Logan

Unique names starting with L

1. Lake – A lovely water name, Lake is a refreshing choice.

2. Lacey – A cute alternative to Lucy.

3. Lux – Sweet on its own, but also as a nickname for Luxury, which is actually rising in popularity this year. Very fancy!

4. Leni – I’ve always liked this quirky name for a little girl, which means “light”.

5. Lark/Larkin – Bird names are nothing new but you don’t hear Lark as much as some of the more common bird names like Raven and Robin.

6. Leandro – Similar to Leo, but not nearly as popular, Leandro means “lion”.

7. Lazarus  – This Biblical name means “God is my helper”.

8. LaineThere are a few alternatives to Laine, including Lane, Layne or Lainey. All very unique.

9. LaiaThis sweet name means “sweet-speaking”.

10. Lennon – Etched in rock n roll history, Lennon actually means “lover”.

11. Leopold – We love an old-school grandpa name and this one fits the bill! It’s very proper too.

12. LeightonA sweet place name that means “meadow town”.

13. Linden – A nature name, Linden means “made from Linwood”. It’s a cute alternative to the more popular nature names like River and Willow.

14. London – A geographical gem, London is bold and sophisticated.

15. Lysander -A true warrior name, we like Lysander as an alternative to Alexander. Lysander means “liberator”.

16. LottieLottie is a common nickname for the super-popular Charlotte but it’s also gaining traction on its own. Lottie has that vintage vibe and means “little and womanly”.

17. LiorNot many have heard of this unique L baby name, but Lior means “my light”.

18. LockeIf you can look past the Lost reference, Locke is actually a pretty cool and strong name.

19. Lilac – Flower names are incredibly popular, including Lily, Rose and Violet. But there are a few more than you might consider, including Lilac.

20. Lotus – Another whimsical flower name to consider is Lotus.

21. Lavender – Sticking to the nature theme, Lavender is another ethereal option, great for parents looking for a longer name.

22. Luella Perfect for a little fighter, Luella means “warrior“.

23. Llewellyn – Llewyn is a Welsh name that’s typically male but not always. It is pronounced “Lou-Ell-In” and means “like a lion”.

24. Lyra – A musical moniker, Lyra refers to a harp and is one of the prettiest-sounding L baby names we’ve come across.

25. Lyric – Another musical choice, Lyric translates to “songlike”.

26. Lynx – For animal lovers, the fierce and feisty name, Lynx, might be a good choice and makes a unique alternative to the more popular Lincoln (Linc).

What to read next

What do you think? Do you love any of these baby names beginning with L?

Stay tuned for our entire baby name series as we go through our top picks for unique names starting with every letter of the alphabet.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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