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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 0.7%) and are somewhat less common today (USAGE 0.4%, 40%), with names like Lynn falling out of fashion. Lyla (#128), Lyra (#680), Lylah (#638) and Lyric (#323) are four of the more trendy birth names here, while Lyerla (TOP 28%) and Lyke (12%) 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." Lyia is a moderately common birth name. See also Laycie.

Alida and variants

Lydah, Lyda1
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 variants

Lydia, var. Lydie, Lyda4
Derived fr. Greek language. "From Lydia." Usage of Lyda as a children's name has waned circa the 1880s.

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


Source fr. English word. Possibly a feminine form of Lyle .. Conventional, with usage of 0.136% for Lyla as a girls' name in 2018, higher than 0.132% the previous year. See also Ayla.

Var. of Leila. Derived fr. Arabic word. "Night beauty." Lyla became more popular in 2018, rising +2 positions as a girls' name to reach #128. See also Lyna.

Lila and variants

Lylah, Lyla3
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: Lynette, Lynn, Lynnda, Lynne, Lynnette, Lynsey

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

Lynah, Lyna3
Forms of Alina. Based on Greek. "Sun ray." Lyna and Lynah are not often adopted as baby names.

Lynnea, Lynnae, Lynea, Lynae
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.


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

Lynda2, var. Lyndi, Lyndee, Lyndall
Root fr. English element. Variant of Linda. Lynda is prevalent as a children's name among these variant forms.

Linda and variants

Lynndie, Lynnda, Lynne, Lynn, Lyndy, Lyn, Lynde, Lynda3
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 variants

Lynzy, Lynzi, Lynzey, Lynsey1, Lynnsey, Lynnzey, Lyndsie1, Lyndsey1, Lyndsay1
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. Lynzie, Lynzee, Lynsey2, Lyndsie2, Lyndsay2
Based on English word. Variant of Lindsey. Lynzee and Lynzie are more unique as girls' names among the variations of Lyndsey.

Eluned and variants

Lynnette1, Lynette1
Var. of Eluned. Stems fr. Welsh word. "Idol, shape." Lynette and Lynnette have trended downward in favor as baby names since the 1960s.

Lynnette2, Lynnet, Lynette2
Forms of Linette. Stems fr. Welsh, Old French elements. "Idol; linnet, a small songbird." Lynette is found often (UPPER 96%) as a surname.

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], Lyla, Leila [Lyla], Lila [Lyla, Lylah], Lina [Lyna], Karolina [Lyna], Alina [Lyna, Lynah], Linnea [Lynea, Lynae, Lynnea, Lynnae], Melinda [Lynda], Lynda [Lyndi, Lyndee, Lyndall], Linda [Lyn, Lynn, Lynne, Lyndy, Lynde, Lynda, Lynnda, Lynndie], Lindsay [Lynzy, Lynzi, Lynzey, Lynsey, Lynnzey, Lynnsey, Lyndsie, Lyndsey, ..], Lyndsey [Lynzie, Lynzee, Lynsey, Lyndsie, Lyndsay], Eluned [Lynette, Lynnette], Linette [Lynnet, Lynette, Lynnette]

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

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