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Girl Names Starting with Ly-

Ly- baby names and what they mean, with 40 results. Ly- names are used more often as feminine names. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in the 1950s (usage of 0.6%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.5%, 11%), but with names like Lyndsey falling out of fashion. The trendier girl names in this list are Lydia (#81), Lyric (#289), Lylah (#632), Lyra (#984) and Lyla (#142), while Lynk (top 22%) and Lynam (10%) are common Ly- last names. Here is the list of Ly- names for boys.

Ly- names

Lycia - Lynette | Lynette - Lyzette

Lycia - Lynette

Based on Greek. "From Lycia." Lynia is a moderately common birth name. See also Laycie.

Alida and variantsLyda1, Lydah
Var. of Alida. Source fr. Latin language. "Small winged one." Popular. Compare Lydah and common -ah surnames Lorah (top 15%), Lah (45%).

Form of Leda. Derived fr. Greek element. Possibly short form of Letitia (Latin) .. Less common today. Lyda last appeared in the 1940s in the Top 2000. See also Lyra.

Var. of Lida. Root fr. Slavic word. "Loved by the people." Lyda is a common (top 41%) feminine name, and exists regularly (top 9%) as a surname. See also Lydie.

Lydia and variantsLydia, var. Lyda4, Lydie
Derived fr. Greek language. "From Lydia." Lyda (top 9%) and Lydia (40%) are found frequently as last names.

Form of Ligia. Based on Greek element. "Musical." Legia and Logia are creative forms. See also Lyza.

Var. of Leila. Derived fr. Arabic word. "Night beauty." Lyla became less popular in 2015, falling -2 positions as a girls' name to reach #142. See also Lyna.

Source fr. English word. Possibly a feminine form of Lyle .. Conventional, with usage of 0.154% for Lyla as a girls' name in 2015, higher than 0.151% the previous year. See also Ayla.

Lila and variantsLyla3, Lylah
Var. of Lila. Based on Arabic. "Night." Lyla is more ubiquitous than the rest, although Lylah appears to be gaining popularity too.

Form of Lina. Origin fr. Arabic, Latin languages. "Palm tree." Compare surnames Lynn (upper 1%), Lynah (73%). See also Lanna.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ly- names: Lyda, Lydia, Lydie, Lyla, Lylah

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ly- names: Lyn, Lynda, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lyndsie

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ly- names: Lynelle, Lynetta, Lynette, Lynn, Lynnda

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ly- names: Lynne, Lynnette, Lynsey

Lyna2, Lynah
Forms of Alina. Based on Greek. "Sun ray." Lyna and Lynah are not often adopted as baby names.

Form of Karolina. Derived fr. Slavic, Old German words. "Free man." A rare girls' name. See also Lani.

Lynae, Lynea, Lynnae, Lynnea
Var. of Linnea. Root fr. Scandinavian language. "Lime or linden tree." Scarce as children's names, but Lynea, Lynae, etc. sound like the more common Laney.

Lynda and variantsLynda1, var. Lyndall, Lyndee, Lyndi
Root fr. English element. Variant of Linda. Lynda is prevalent as a children's name among these variant forms.

Var. of Melinda. Source fr. Latin. "Sweet." Usage of Lynda as a children's name has trended downward circa 1940-1949. See also Lynnda.

Linda and variantsLynda3, Lynde, Lyndy, Lyn, Lynne, Lynn, Lynnda, Lynndie
Forms of Linda. From Spanish element. "Pretty." Used somewhat widely as children's names, Lynne, Lynda, etc. are pronounced like the popular Lane.

Lindsay and variantsLyndsay1, Lyndsey1, Lyndsie1, Lynnsey, Lynsey1, Lynnzey, Lynzey, Lynzi, Lynzy
Var. of Lindsay. From Old English word. "Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees." Lyndsay (upper 43%), Lyndsey (35%) and Lynsey (68%) are commonly occurring as first names.

Lyndsey2, var. Lyndsay2, Lyndsie2, Lynsey2, Lynzee, Lynzie
Based on English word. Variant of Lindsey. Lynzee and Lynzie are more unique as girls' names among the variations of Lyndsey.

Eluned and variantsLynette1, Lynnette1
Var. of Eluned. Stems fr. Welsh word. "Idol, shape." Lynette and Lynnette have trended downward in favor as baby names since the 1960s.

Lynette and variantsLynette2, var. Lynelle, Lynessa, Lynett, Lynetta, Lynnette2, Lynnet
Root fr. Welsh. "Nymph; idol." Usage of Lynelle and forms was higher during 1960-1969.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ly- names for girls.

1. Lycia - Lynette
Lycia, Alida [Lyda, Lydah], Leda [Lyda], Lida [Lyda], Lydia [Lyda, Lydie], Ligia [Lygia], Leila [Lyla], Lyla, Lila [Lyla, Lylah], Lina [Lyna], Alina [Lyna, Lynah], Karolina [Lyna], Linnea [Lynae, Lynea, Lynnae, Lynnea], Lynda [Lyndi, Lyndee, Lyndall], Melinda [Lynda], Linda [Lyn, Lynn, Lyndy, Lynne, Lynda, Lynde, Lynnda, Lynndie], Lindsay [Lynzi, Lynzy, Lynsey, Lynzey, Lyndsey, Lyndsie, Lynnsey, Lynnzey, ..], Lyndsey [Lynzie, Lynsey, Lynzee, Lyndsay, Lyndsie], Eluned [Lynette, Lynnette], Lynette [Lynett, Lynnet, Lynessa, Lynelle, Lynetta, Lynnette]

Linette [Lynnet, Lynette, Lynnette], Lynn [Lynne, Lynna, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynelle, Lynette, Lynnett, Lynnelle, ..], Madeline [Lynn], Lyric [Lyrica, Lyricia], Lyris [Lyra, Lyria], Elizabeth [Lyza, Lyssi, Lyssa, Lyssie, Lyzbet, Lyzette, Lyzbeth, Lyzbette, ..], Lysandra [Lyssandra], Alyssa [Lyssa], Elissa [Lyssa], Lissa [Lyssa], Larissa [Lyssa], Alice [Lyssa], Luba [Lyuba, Lyubah], Ludmilla [Lyuba, Lyudmila], Livia [Lyvia], Liz [Lyz, Lyzz], Liza [Lyza], Eliza [Lyza], Lizbeth [Lyzbeth], Lizette [Lyzette]

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