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LÖSCH     Low German, Upper German
North German metonymic occupational name for a maker of fine leather, from Middle Low German losche ‘fine leather’. South German variant of Lesch (see Loesch).
LOSEE     Dutch (Anglicized)
Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Lossie, a vernacular derivative of the female personal name Lucia. Compare English Luce. This name was well established in the Hudson valley in the 18th century, which strengthens the likelihood that it is of Dutch origin.
LOSEY     Dutch
Probably of Dutch origin. See Losee.
LOTSPEICH     English
possibly from Bavarian lott ‘mud’ + speich ‘spittle’, ‘moist dirt’, either a topographic name for someone who lived on land in a muddy area or a nickname for someone who had a dirty appearance... [more]
LOTT     English
from a medieval personal name brought to England by the Normans, of uncertain origin. It may be the Hebrew personal name Lot ‘covering’, which was relatively popular in northern France, or a reduced form of various names formed with the diminutive suffix -lot (originally a combination of -el + -ot), commonly used with women’s names.
LOUD     English
from the English word "loud", given to a loud or, in jest, quiet person
LOUDON     Scottish
This surname is Scottish, although also recorded in England. It is believed to be locational from the village of Loudoun, in the district of Cunningham, in the county of Ayrshire. The placename is composed of the Northern English word "low", meaning a flame or beacon, itself from the pre 7th century Norse word "loge", plus the Gaelic "doun", meaning a hill... [more]
LOUGANIS     Greek
Variant of LOUKANIS. A famous bearer is American former olympic diver Greg Louganis (1960-).
LOUGHREY     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luachra "descendant of Luachra", a personal name derived from luachair "light". The name is often translated, Rush from a Gaelic homonym, luachair meaning "rush".
LOUIS     English, French, Greek (Rare), Dutch
From the given name Louis. In Greece, it is known for Spyridon Louis.
LOUKANIS     Greek
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
LOURENZÁ     Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
LOUW     Afrikaans
Louw is a surname that has pre 7th century Germanic origins. It is a Dutch/Flemish variant on the word Lowe, meaning Lion.
LOVATO     Italian
Northern Italian from the Late Latin personal name Lupatus, derivative of Latin lupus "wolf". This is one of several medieval personal names which became popular under the influence of Germanic compound personal names formed with wolf-.
LOVE     English, Scottish
From Anglo-Norman French lo(u)ve meaning "female wolf."
LOVECRAFT     English
An English surname coming from the Old English lufu, meaning "love, desire", and cæft, meaning "strength, skill".... [more]
LOVEDAY     English
Means either (i) "person particularly associated with a 'loveday'" (a day when, by custom, old differences were settled and reconciliations were made); or (ii) from the medieval female personal name Loveday, a descendant of Old English Lēofdæg, literally "beloved day"... [more]
LOVEGOOD     Literature (Modern), Popular Culture
The Character 'Luna Lovegood' in the Harry Potter has last name as well as 'Xenophilius Lovegood'.
LOVELACE     English
From a medieval nickname for a woman-chaser or lothario (from Old English lufulēas, literally "without love", hence "fancy-free"). The English poet Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) was a famous bearer.
LOVELAND     English
From a surname which was derived from a place name, possibly meaning "Lufa's land" in Old English or "leaf land" in Norwegian.
LOVELESS     English, American
Variant of Lovelace.
LOVELOCK     English
From a medieval nickname for a dandy or a man conceited about his appearance (from lovelock, a term for an elaborately curled lock of hair). This surname is borne by British scientist James Lovelock (1919-), formulator of the "Gaia" concept.
LOVRIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Means ''son of Lovro''.
LÖW     Swedish (Rare)
Variant of LÖF.
LOWEHART     English
Variation of Lowheart, used to denote people who seem to show a lack of consideration through expression
LOWENSTEIN     German, Jewish, Swedish
German (Löwenstein): habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.... [more]
LÖWENTHAL     German, Jewish, Swedish
Habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal.... [more]
LOWERY     English, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
LÖWHOLM     Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish elements löv "leaf" and holme "islet".
LÖWKVIST     Swedish (Rare)
From Swedish löf "leaf" and kvist "twig" or "branch".
LOXLEY     English
English: habitational name from any of various minor places named Loxley, as for example one in Warwickshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Locc + leah ‘woodland clearing’.
LOYA     Basque, Spanish
From Basque loya meaning "mud."
ŁOZOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Łoza in Białystok voivodeship, named with łoza meaning "osier", "wicker".
LUBAHN     German
Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- "love", "dear".
LUBBE     German, Slavic, Prussian
Variant of Lubben. Germanized form of a Slavic or Old Prussian name formed with lub- ‘love’, ‘dear’ (see Luba).
LUBBEN     Low German, Dutch
Dutch and North German (Lübben) patronymic from German Lübbe, Dutch $Lubbe, short forms of the personal names Leopold and Lübbert (see Luebbert). Dutch from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Lodebert, a compound of hlod ‘famous’ + berht ‘bright’.
LUBRAŃSKI     Polish
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
LUCCA     Italian
A habitational name from Lucca Sicula in Agrigento province, Sicily, which was called simply Lucca until 1863. It was probably originally named with a Celtic element meaning ‘marshy.’
LUCCI     Italian
Patronymic or plural form of Luccio, a reduced form of a personal name formed with this suffix.
LUCERO     English, Spanish
The surname "Lucero" was derived from English conquerers who came from England, most likely someone who worked for a king or queen. The term Lucero refers to a "star" or "light carrier" when the English traveled to Spain, the Spanish people gave them the name "Lucero" but earlier was spelled with an "s or Lusero"... [more]
LUCHS     German
meaning: lynx
LUCÍA     Spanish, Italian
From the feminine personal name Lucia, feminine derivative of Latin lux meaning "light".
LUCIAN     English (British, Rare)
Derived from the given name Lucian
LUČIĆ     Croatian, Serbian
Patronymic from the personal name Luka.
LUCKHARDT     German
Metronymic from the Germanic female personal name Liutgard, a compound of liut ‘people’ + gard ‘protective enclosure’, ‘yard’.
LUCKIE     Scottish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of a pet form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais.
ŁUCZYŃSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuczyna or Łuczynów.
LUDOVICO     Italian
From the Italian first name LUDOVICO.
LUDZKER     Jewish (Rare)
coming from the town of Lutzk in Poland
LUGANO     Medieval Italian
It meaning sacred forest.
LUGG     English
English (Devon) probably from a local vernacular derivative of Lucas. However, Reaney posits an Old English personal name, Lugga, from which this name could be derived.
LUGO     Spanish
Galician and Spanish habitational name from Lugo, a city in Galicia. This was a Roman settlement under the name of Lucus Augusti ‘grove or wood of Augustus’, but that may have been no more than an adaptation of an earlier name derived from that of the Celtic god Lugos.
LUIAONDO     Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
LUJÁN     Spanish
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
LUK     Mongolian
LUKANOV     Bulgarian
Means "son of Lukan".
LUKASHENKO     Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian
Means "son of Luka". A notable bearer is Alexander Lukashenko (1954–), the current president of Belarus.
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
Patronymic from the Polish given name Łukasz.
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
habitational name for someone from Łukaszew or Łukaszewo, so named from the personal name Łukasz
LUKE     English
From a derivative of Lucas. This was (and is) the common vernacular form of the name, being the one by which the author of the fourth Gospel is known in English.
LUKEHART     English (American)
Americanized form of German Luckhardt.
LUKER     German
Luker see also Lucher or Luchre, meaning money more specifically money obtained by nefarious means.
LUKEŠ     Czech
From the personal name Lukáš, Czech form of Lucas.
ŁUKOWSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from places called Łuków, Łukowa, or Łukowe, named with the personal name Łukasz.
LUKYANOV     Russian
Means "son of Lukyan".
LÜLL     German
From a short form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with liut- ‘people’ as the first element.
LULL     English
From an Old English personal name, Lulla.
LUM     Chinese
Lum is a variant of Lim,Lam, and Lin, meaning "forest"
LUMB     English, Anglo-Saxon
Lumb valley system in Yorkshire, England.... [more]
LUNA     Spanish
From one of the various locations named Luna in the provinces of Zaragoza, Araba, or Lleón in Spain. The name itself is derived from Latin lūna meaning "moon".
LUND     Indian
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
LUNDA     ?
LUNDE     Norwegian, Danish
Variant of Lund.
LUNDIN     Swedish
A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -in, derived from Latin -inus, -inius "descendant of"
LUNDMARK     Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and mark "ground, field, land".
LUNDQVIST     Swedish
Variant spelling of Lundquist.
LUNDSTEDT     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of Swedish lund "grove" and German stedt "home, place".
LUNDSTRÖM     Swedish
Swedish ornamental name. A combination of lund "grove" and ström "stream".
LUNDY     English
Either (i) "person from Lundie", the name of various places in Scotland (meaning "place by a marsh"); or (ii) a different form of McAlinden.
LUNN     Norwegian, English
Derived from Lund, which in turn comes from the Old Norse lundr, meaning "grove of trees".
LUOMA     Finnish
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
LƯƠNG     Vietnamese
The Vietnamese varient of Liang, ultimately derived from the character meaning "salary, pay, wage". It may have designated a paymaster, or someone working under a wage or salary.
LUPESCU     Romanian
Possibly means "son of the wolf", from Romanian lup ("wolf").
LUPIN     French
Lupin is a variant on the Latin word "lupus", meaning "wolf". Two important literary characters, Arsène Lupin, the famous French gentleman-burglar, and Professor Remus Lupin, from the world of Harry Potter, have this name... [more]
LUPU     Romanian
Means "wolf" in Romanian.
LURIE     Jewish
It is one of the oldest family trees in the world, tracing back at least to King David born c. 1037 BCE, as documented by Neil Rosenstein in his book The Lurie Legacy. It contains many famous members such as Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Felix Mendelssohn, Martin Buber, Rashi, and Hezekiah.
LŪSĒNS     Latvian
Derived from the word lūsis meaning "lynx".
LŪSIS     Latvian
Means "lynx".
LUSTER     English
Variant of Lester.
An invented Jewish name based on German Lustgarten "pleasure garden" (perhaps alluding to the Garden of Eden). It was borne by British barrister, writer and broadcaster Edgar Lustgarten (1907-1978), presenter of television crime reconstructions.
LUTOMSKI     Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
LUTTER     Dutch, English, German
Dutch and English: variant of Luter.... [more]
Variant of Lutter.
LUTZ     German
LƯU     Vietnamese
The Vietnamese varient of Liu, ultimately derived from the character and possibly meaning "conquerer".
LUX     German, Dutch
Patronymic from a vernacular form of Lucas.
LUXENBERG     German, Jewish, Luxembourgish, Belgian, French, Walloon
Habitational name from various places named Luxenberg, Luxemberg, Luxenburg, or Luxembourg, including the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
LUXON     English
English (Cornwall and Devon) variant of Luxton.
LUXTON     English
English habitational name from a minor place, probably one of two in Devon, so called from the possessive form of the Middle English personal name or surname Lugg (from Old English Lugga) + Middle English tune, tone ‘settlement’ (Old English tun).
LUYIMBAZI     Eastern African
This name is given to males belonging to 'Nkima' (Monkey) clan in Buganda kingdom, Uganda.
LY     French (?)
Meaning unknown. Probabily a rare,europenized spelling of Lee or Li.
LYASHENKO     Ukrainian
From Ukrainian word lyakh - contemptuous word for "pole".
LYBOULT     German
Famous Warrior... [more]
LYCETT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYCETTE     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYDAY     German (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of German Leidig.
LYÉ     French
A habitational name from places named Lié located in Deux-Sèvres and Vendée.
LYELL     English
LYKAIOS     Greek (Rare)
Derived from the Greek word "Lykos" meaning wolf.
LYKKEN     Norwegian
Varient of Løkken.
LYLE     English
Derived from Norman French l'isle "island".
LYMAN     English, German (Anglicized), Dutch
English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land (see Layman). ... [more]
LYND     English
Variant of LUND.
LYNESS     Northern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
LYNG     Danish
LYNGSTAD     Norwegian
Anni-Frid Lyngstad (b. 1945) is a Norwegian-born Swedish singer and former member of ABBA.
LYNLEY     English
Variant spelling of Lindley.
LYNX     English
Meaning "lynx" in English.
LYONS     English, Irish
Is a surname with a variety of origins, from England, Ireland, Scotland, or perhaps France. ... [more]
LYSAGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSAIGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSAUGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSETT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYTVYN     Ukrainian
Ukrainian form of LITVIN.
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