Submitted Surnames Starting with L

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Lorimer English
Means "maker or seller of metal items of a horse's harness and associated equipment (e.g. bits and spurs)" (from Anglo-Norman loremier, a derivative of Old French lorain "harness").
Lórincz Hungarian
From the Hungarian Ecclesiastical Name LŐRINC.
Loring English
Means "son of Lorin", where Lorin is a medieval diminutive of Laurence 1.
Lormnaimuang Thai
The surname "ล้อมในเมือง" is used after the place they was born Nai Muang District in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.
Loroño Galician
It indicates familial origin within the eponymous parish of the municipality of Zas.
Lorrain French
French and English: variant spelling of Lorraine.
Lorraine French
Indicates origin within Lorraine, in eastern France
Lorsan English (American, Rare, Archaic)
Early American variant of Swedish Larson.
Losano Italian
Italian form of Lozano.
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).
Losco Italian
Nickname from losco ‘sinister’.
Losee Dutch (Anglicized)
Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Lossie, a vernacular derivative of the female personal name Lucia... [more]
Losey Dutch
Probably of Dutch origin. See Losee.
Losha Albanian
An Albanian surname, most common on the south in the variant Loshaj. The most famous person bearing it was Peter Losha, head of the Losha clan and the despot of Arta.The surname originates from the word lios means "pockmark" in Albanian.
Loshaw English
English name this is the last name of singer Avril Lavigne’s Mother Judith Rosanne Loshaw
Lotfi Italian
Italian: patronymic or plural form of the personal name Lotto .
Lothringer German
Indicates origin from Lothringen, German form of Lorraine
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
Loudermilk German
In German the word “lauter” translates into English as “pure” and the German word “milch” translates into English as “milk”. This surname belonged to those who worked in the dairy industry.
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-).
Lõugas Estonian
Lõugas is an Estonian surname derived from "lõugama" meaning to "shout" and "caterwaul".
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".
Louise French
From the given name Louise or a variant of Louis.
Louisin French
From the given name Louis.
Loukanis Greek
Means "sausage" in Greek, nickname for a butcher or sausage maker.
Loukas Greek
From the given name Loukas
Lõuna Estonian
Lõuna is an Estonian surname meaning "south".
Lourenço Portuguese
From the given name Lourenço.
Lourenzá Galician
This indicates familial origin within any of various eponymous places in Galicia.
Lousada Portuguese
Name given from the village of Lousada, in Northern Portugal.
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.
Løvaas Norwegian
Ultimately derived from Old Norse lauf "leaf, foliage" and áss "hill, ridge". Taken from any of the many farms in Norway named Løvaas,
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'.
Lovejoy English
Combination of Middle English love(n), luve(n) "to love" and joie "joy".
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.
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.
Loven Norwegian (Rare), American (Rare)
From a farm (later renamed to Låvi) in Aurland municipality in Sogn og Fjordane fylke.... [more]
Lovett English, French
From Ango-Norman French "louvet" meaning "young wolf".
Løvgren Norwegian
Norwegian form of Löfgren.
Lovrek Croatian
Derived from the name Lovro and its nickname, Lovrek.
Low Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Hokkien), Chinese (Teochew)
Romanization of Liu chiefly used in Malaysia and Singapore.
Lowehart English
Variation of Lowheart, used to denote people who seem to show a lack of consideration through expression
Löwenstein German
Habitational name from any of several places called Löwenstein.
Lowenstein Jewish
Combination of German Löwe "lion" and stein "stone". In some cases an ornamental name associated with the name Levi (see also Levy and Lew).
Löwenthal German
Habitational name from any of various places called Löwenthal.
Löwenthal Jewish (Rare)
Combination of German Löwe "lion" and T(h)al) "valley". In some cases an ornamental name associated with the name Levi (or other names meaning "lion").
Lowery English, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
Lowes English
Patronymic from of Low derived from Middle English lowe meaning "hill, mound".
Lowrie English
Variant of Lowry. A famous bearer of the surname is baseball infielder Jed Lowrie.
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."
Lozac’h Breton
From a Breton word meaning “husband” or “patriarch”
Lozada Spanish
Variant of Lozano.
Łozowski Polish
Name for someone from a place called Łoza, derived from Polish łoza meaning "grey willow, osier, wicker".
L'Silva Indian (Christian)
Form of La Silva more common among Christians from India.
Lu Chinese
From Chinese 卢 (lú) referring to the ancient territory of Lu, which existed in the state of Qi in what is now Shandong province.
Lu Chinese
From Chinese 陆 () referring to the ancient territory of Lu, which existed in the state of Qi in what is now Shandong province. Alternately, it may be from 陸渾 (Lù Hún), the name of an ancient nomadic tribe that established a state in the area that is now Henan province.
Lu Chinese
From Chinese 鲁 (lǔ) referring to the ancient state of Lu, which existed during the Zhou dynasty in what is now Shandong province.
Lualhati Filipino, Tagalog
Derived from Tagalog luwalhati meaning "glory".
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)... [more]
Lubbert Frisian
From the given name Lubbert.
Lubrański Polish
This indicates familial origin either within the Kuyavian town of Lubraniec or the adjacent village of Lubrańczyk.
Luca Italian
Variant of De Luca.
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.’
Lucchese Italian
Ethnic name for someone from Lucca, a city and comune (municipality) in Tuscany, central Italy, derived from an adjectival form of the place name.
Lucchesi Italian
Variant form of Lucchese.
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
Luciano Italian
It is derived from Latin Lucianus, patronymic of Lucius ("Light"). The French form is Lucien.
Lucien French
From the given name Lucien.
Lucio Italian
From the given name Lucio.
Lucius Dutch
From the personal name Lucius (Latin Lucius, an ancient Roman personal name probably derived from lux "light", genitive lucis).
Luckhardt German
Metronymic derived from the given name Liutgard.
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.
Ludemann Low German
Ludemann is a German name
Ludenberg German
From Latin ludere meaning "to play" and German berg meaning "mountain".
Ludgate English
Not Available.
Lüdi German (Swiss)
Probably derived from the given name Ludwig
Ludlam English
Derived from the old English word hlud "loud, roaring" (compare germanic hlud), which gave the name to the river Hlude and ham "water meadow"
Ludlow English
Habitational name from a place in Shropshire, so named from the Old English river name Hlude (from hlud 'loud', 'roaring') referring to the Teme river + hlaw 'hill'.
Ludovico Italian
From the Italian first name Ludovico.
Ludwell English
From the Old English elements hlud meaning "famous, loud" and well meaning "well, spring, water hole"
Ludzker Jewish (Rare)
coming from the town of Lutzk in Poland
Lueangsuwan Thai
From Thai เหลือง (lueang) meaning "yellow" and สุวรรณ (suwan) meaning "gold".
Lueders American (Hispanic, Americanized)
Lueders is a common name of the Lueders family. Carson Lueders is a 19 year old singer/songwriter. The name is a Asian ot Latin American name. They are kind and are tough, inspiring role models to the youth.
Luferov Russian
Derived from the Russian monastic name Yelevfery, derived from Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleutheros) meaning "free".
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.
Lugn Swedish (Rare)
Means "calm" in Swedish.
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.
Luhaäär Estonian
Luhaäär is an Estonian surname, derived from "water meadow (marsh) edge".
Luhamaa Estonian
Luhamaa is an Estonian surname meaning "water meadow land".
Luhasalu Estonian
Luhasalu is an Estonian surname meaning "water meadow grove".
Luht Estonian
Luht is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh" or "watery meadow".
Luhtanen Finnish
Luhtanen is an Finnish surname derived from "luhta" meaning "swamp flood meadow".
Luhtla Estonian
Luhtla is an Estonian surname meaning "marsh/glade area".
Luhtmaa Estonian
Luhtmaa is an Estonian surname meaning "meadow land".
Luiaondo Basque
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous neighborhood of the municipality of Aiara.
Luide Estonian
Luide is an Estonian surname meaning "dune/sand dune".
Luiga Estonian
Luiga is an Estonian surname derived from "luik" meaning "swan". "Eluiga" is also an Estonian word meaning "life".
Luigini Italian
Derived from the given name Luigi.
Luik Estonian
Luik is an Estonian surname, meaning "swan".
Luikpere Estonian
Luikpere is an Estonian surname meaning "swan family/folk".
Luisk Estonian
Luisk is an Estonian surname meaning "grinding stone" or "whet stone".
Luján Spanish
This is the second last name of Spanish footballer/soccer player Andrés Iniesta.
Lujano Spanish
Spanish: variant of Luján ( see Lujan ).
Lukačević Croatian, Serbian
Croatian and Serbian variant of Lukács.
Lukanov Bulgarian
Means "son of Lukan".
Łükȧś Vilamovian
From the given name Łükȧś.
Lukáš Czech, Slovak
From the given name Lukáš.
Lukas Various
From the given name Lukas, mainly used in Scandinavian or Slavic languages.
Lukaš Sorbian
From the given name Lukaš.
Lukashenko Ukrainian
Means "son of Luka".
Lukashvili Georgian
Means "son of Luka".
Łukasiewicz Polish
Patronymic from the personal name Łukasz.
Łukaszczyk Polish
Derived from the given name Łukasz.
Łukaszewicz Polish
Derived from the given name Łukasz.
Łukaszewski Polish
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.
Lukenda Croatian
Patronymic, meaning "son of Luka".
Lukens Low German
From Low German, Lückens, a patronymic from the personal name Lüdeke.
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.
Lukk Estonian
Lukk is an Estonian surname meaning "lock".
Lukksepp Estonian
Lukksepp is an Estonian surname meaning "locksmith".
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 (Cantonese)
Cantonese romanization of Lin.
Lumague Filipino, Tagalog (Hispanicized)
Derived from Tagalog lumagi meaning "stay."
Lumb English, Anglo-Saxon
Lumb valley system in Yorkshire, England.... [more]
Lumi Estonian
Lumi is an Estonian surname meaning "snow".
Lumisaar Estonian
Lumisaar is an Estonian surname meaning "snow island".
Lumiste Estonian
Lumiste is an Estonian surname relating to "snow".
Lund Indian
Lund is also a Punjabi last name (i.e. from Punjab state of India/Pakistan)
Lundell Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and the common surname suffix -ell.
Lundholm Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and holm "islet".
Lundmark Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and mark "ground, field, land".
Lundstedt Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and stad "town, city" (spelling possibly influenced by German Stadt, also meaning "town, city").
Lundsten Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "grove" and sten "stone".
Lundvall Swedish
Combination of Swedish lund "groove" and vall "pasture".
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".
Lunski Polish
Habitational name for someone from Łońsko in Piła voivodeship or Łono in Rzeszów voivodeship.
Luoma Finnish
A name derived from the Finnish topographic word luomi, meaning "creek" or "small river". Common in central and western Finland.
Lương Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Liang from Sino-Vietnamese 梁 (lương).
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]
Luquette French (Quebec)
Canadian spelling of French Luquet, derived from a pet form of the given name Luc. It is also a variant of French Loquet, a metonymic occupational name for a locksmith.
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... [more]
Lusa Italian
Used by people from Lusa, Italy, a town named after the Roman 'gens lusia'.
Lūsēns Latvian
Derived from the word lūsis meaning "lynx".
Lūsis Latvian
Means "lynx".
Lust Estonian
Lust is an Estonian surname meaning "fun", "joy" and "merriment".
Luster English
Variant of Lester.
Lustgarten Jewish
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.
Lustig Swedish, German, Jewish, Dutch
From Swedish and German lustig ”humerous, funny, enjoyable” or Middle High German lustig ”merry, carefree”.
Lúðvíksdóttir Icelandic
Means "daughter of Lúðvík" in Icelandic.
Lúðvíksson Icelandic
Means "son of Lúðvík" in Icelandic.
Lutomski Polish
Habitational name for someone from a place called Lutom in Poznań voivodeship.
Luts Estonian
Luts is an Estonian surname, meaning "burbot" (a species of European freshwater fish). "Lutsi" is also an extinct dialect of Estonian.
Lutsoja Estonian
Lutsoja is an Estonian surname meaning "burbot stream/creek".
Lutter Dutch, English, German
Dutch and English: variant of Luter.... [more]
Lưu Vietnamese
Vietnamese form of Liu, from Sino-Vietnamese 劉 (lưu).
Luud Estonian
Luud is an Estonian surname meaning "brush" and "broom".
Luukas Estonian
Luukas is an Estonian surname (and given name); from the Latin masculine given name "Lucas". A cognate of the English masculine given name "Luke".
Luup Estonian
Luup is an Estonian surname meaning "sloop" as well as "hand lens".
Luur Estonian
Luur is an Estonian surname meaning "reconnaissance".
Luuri Estonian
Luuri is an Estonian surname, possibly derived from "luuraja', meaning "scout". Possibly a variation of the masculine given name "Lauri".