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Boy Names Starting with Ly-

Ly- baby names and what they mean, with 23 results. Ly- names are used more often as feminine names. Usage of these boy names was at its apex during 1940-1949 (ADOPTION OF 0.2%) and has become much lower since, with names such as Lynn going out of style. Lyles (TOP 1%) and Lyde (19%) are popular Ly- last names. Here is the list of Ly- names for girls.

Ly- names

Lyall - Lyron | Lysander - Lytton

Lyall - Lyron

Lyall1, var. Lyell1
Root fr. Old Norse element. "Wolf." Popular as last names, and Lyall (TOP 12%) is similar to common -all last names Myall (TOP 69%), Byall (72%).

Lisle and variants

Lysle1, Lyle1, Lyell2, Lyall2
Var. of Lisle. Source fr. Old French language. "The island." Lyle and variants were popular as baby names 98 years ago and are now less popular, with Lyle becoming somewhat outmoded.


Var. of Liam. Origin fr. Old German language. "Determined protector." Lyam became less popular in 2018, falling -24 positions as a birth name to reach #1428. See also Lyn.


Stems fr. Scottish language. Surname used as a given name. Somewhat atypical as a baby name, Lydell is used more often as a surname. See also Rydell.

Var. of Lidio. Stems fr. Portuguese word. "From Lydia." Not in Top 2000. See also Ludo.

Lyle2, var. Lysle2, Lyell3, Lyall3
Source fr. Old French element. "The island." Usage of Lysle and variants was common among parents a century ago and is now reduced, with Lyle falling out of fashion.

Linn and variants

Lynn, Lyn1
Var. of Linn. Source fr. Old English. Possibly refers to flax, as in .. Usage of Lynn as a boys' name has fallen off since 1940-1949.

Lindell and variants

Lyndell1, Lyndall1
Var. of Lindell. Origin fr. Old English word. "Linden tree valley." Adoption of Lyndell and forms was elevated in the 1930s.

Linden and variants

Lyndon1, Lynden1
Forms of Linden. Nature name .. Usage of Lynden and Lyndon as boys' names in 2018 was 25.3% less than the year before.

Lyndhurst, Lyndenhurst
Var. of Lindhurst. Origin fr. Old English. "Linden village." Lyndenhurst and Lyndhurst are rare as given names.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ly- names: Lyam, Lydell, Lyle, Lyn, Lyndell

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ly- names: Lynden, Lyndon, Lynn, Lysle

Lyndon and variants

Lyndon2, var. Lynden2, Lyndell2, Lyndall2, Lyndale, Lyn2
Stems fr. Old English. "Linden tree hill." Used frequently as boys' names, Lyndon, Lynden, etc. are pronounced like the common London.

Lyndsie, Lyndsey, Lyndsay
Forms of Lindsay. Stems fr. Old English word. "Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees." Landsay and Lynsay are creative variations.

Stems fr. Old English. "Linden tree ford." Rather unusual as a children's name. See also Wynford.

Var. of Lindford. From Old English language. "Flax ford; linden tree ford." Not in Top 2000. See also Linnford.

Derived fr. Old English. "Flax field." Gender-neutral name. Lynley was not among 2018's Top names.

Lyntonn, Lynton
Var. of Linton. Stems fr. Old English word. "Flax settlement." Uncommon. Lyntonn (cf. Lonn) uses the androgynous-sounding -nn suffix.

Lyon1, var. Lyons
Origin fr. French element. "Lion." Lyon (TOP 1%) and Lyons (1%) exist frequently as last names.

Form of Leo. Root fr. Latin. "Lion." Lyon is not a Top 2000 name.

Lyonnello, Lyonnell, Lyonnel, Lyonelo, Lyonel, Lyinell
Var. of Lionel. Root fr. Latin element. "Lion." Unusual. Lyinell, Lyonnell, like Lendell, Lindell, use the favored -ell ending.

Var. of Liron. Derivative of Hebrew element. "My song." Outside Top 2000. See also Tyron.

Quick Reference

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

1. Lyall - Lyron
Lyall [Lyell], Lisle [Lyle, Lysle, Lyell, Lyall], Liam [Lyam], Lydell, Lidio [Lydio], Lyle [Lysle, Lyell, Lyall], Linn [Lyn, Lynn], Lindell [Lyndell, Lyndall], Linden [Lyndon, Lynden], Lindhurst [Lyndhurst, Lyndenhurst], Lyndon [Lyn, Lynden, Lyndell, Lyndall, Lyndale], Lindsay [Lyndsie, Lyndsey, Lyndsay], Lynford, Lindford [Lynford], Lynley, Linton [Lynton, Lyntonn], Lyon [Lyons], Leo [Lyon], Lionel [Lyonel, Lyonnel, Lyonelo, Lyinell, Lyonnell, Lyonnello], Liron [Lyron]

Lysander [Lysandros], Litton [Lytton, Lytten], Lytton

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