Submitted Place Names Starting with L
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LAAYOUNE (Settlement) English
Derived from Arabic العيون (al-'ayūn)
meaning "the (water) springs". Laayoune is the largest city in the disputed region of Western Sahara
LAKARI (Settlement) Urdu
Locational name, named for the town in India. The town's name is Urdu
and means "wood".
LAMPERT (Settlement) English
A tiny hamlet in Northumberland, near the border with Cumbria. Despite this location's small size, several theories have emerged relating to the etymology of this unique name, which was first recorded in c.1290 as Lythel Lampard.... [more]
LANARK (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Lanarkshire, Central Scotland. It's name is of Cumbric origin and is thought to be equivalent with Welsh llanerch
, 'open space in a forest'.
LANSING (Settlement) English
The English usage is a place name originally derived from the town of Lancing in West Sussex (and which has also given names to other towns such as Lansing, Michigan and Lansing, New York). ''Lancing'' comes from the Old English personal name ''Wlanc'', meaning ''proud, imperious'', with the added suffix ''-ing'', indicating ''family of or follower of''.
LAOS (Country) English, Croatian
From a word coined by the French when they united the three kingdoms of Laos into the French Indochina, a group of federal colonial territories in Southeast Asia. They pluralized the word ລາວ (Lāo)
, which refers to the dominant ethnic group the region... [more]
LEBANON (Country) English
From the name of Mount Lebanon, which is ultimately from the Phoenician and Semitic root lbn
meaning "white", most likely referring to the snow on the mountains. This is the name of a republic in West Asia and the Middle East and a mountain range.
LEEDS (Settlement) Celtic
Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. It derives it's name from a Brythonic term Ladenses
, meaning 'people of the fast-flowing river' (Welsh llawd
). The word likely originally denoted a forest which covered the area of modern day Leeds.... [more]
LEITH (Settlement & River) Scottish, Medieval Scottish
The name of a river (Water of Leith) and the settlement at it's mouth, near Edinburgh, Scotland. The name is likely of Cumbric origin and is likely cognate with the Welsh word laith
, meaning 'damp, moist'.
LESOTHO (Country) English
The name of the Country in Southern Africa. Lesotho, a high-altitude, landlocked kingdom encircled by South Africa, is crisscrossed by a network of rivers and mountain ranges including the 3,482m-high peak of Thabana Ntlenyana... [more]
LEXINGTON (Settlement) English
A place name meaning "Leaxa's town" in Old English.
LIBERIA (Country) English
The name of the Country in West Africa. Liberia is a country in West Africa, bordering Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire. On the Atlantic coast, the capital city of Monrovia is home to the Liberia National Museum, with its exhibits on national culture and history... [more]
LIBYA (Country) English
Derived from Arabic ليبيا (Līb(i)yā)
, denoting Africa
or northwest Africa; ultimately from ancient Greek Λιβύη (Libúē)
. Libya is an African nation in the Maghreb
LIDICE (Settlement) Czech
Lidice is a village in the Czech Republic, which was completely destroyed by German Nazis in 1942. All people from Lidice, including over 100 children, were murdered. People and places all over the world have been named after the village to commemorate the massacre.
LIDITZE (Settlement) Hungarian (?)
It is a small town in Hungeria that was invaded and destroyed by the Nazi and was built again years later.
LIFFEY (River) Irish
The River Liffey runs through the city of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. In poetry and mythology, the river is called Abhainn An Life, which is occasionally anglicized as 'Anna Liffey'
LINDLEY (Settlement) English
This is the name of several places located in England, United States and South Africa.... [more]
LINLEY (Settlement) English
This is the name of a hamlet, located in Shropshire in England.... [more]
LISBOA (Settlement) Portuguese, Spanish, Galician
Newer form of Old Portuguese Lisbõa
, derived from Latin Olisīpō
. According to legend, the location was named for Odysseus
. The Latin name might be derived from his name.
LIVERPOOL (Settlement) English, Welsh
A port city in western England on the mouth of the River Mersey. Uncertain origin. Possibly derived from Cumbric words equivalent to the Welsh leidiau
, meaning 'mud' and pwll
, meaning 'pool', or else the Old English formation *Liferpōl
, 'thick, muddy pool'.
LJUBLJANA (Settlement) Slovene, Croatian, English
The origin of the city's name is unclear. In the Middle Ages, both the river and the town were also known by the German name Laibach. This name was in official use as an endonym until 1918, and it remains frequent as a German exonym, both in common speech and official use... [more]
LLANBERIS (Settlement) Welsh
A village in North Wales. The first element is Welsh llan
, 'parish, church of-'. The second is a corruption of Peris
, a 6th century Welsh saint.
LOCKERBIE (Settlement) Scottish
A small town in Southern Scotland. It derives from the personal name Lockhard
and the Old Norse suffix -by
, meaning 'town'. ... [more]
LOGAN (Other) Scottish
Logan is a Scottish place name, meaning "little hollow" in Scottish Gaelic.
LUCCA (Political Subdivision) Italian
A name for a person who comes from Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
LUCERA (Settlement) Italian
Lucera is an Italian city in the province of Foggia in the region of Apulia, and the seat of the Diocese of Lucera-Troia.... [more]
LULE ÄLV (River) Swedish
Combination of Lule Sami lulij
"the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people), and Swedish älv
LUXEMBOURG (Country) English
The name of the Country in Europe. Luxembourg is a small European country, surrounded by Belgium, France and Germany. It’s mostly rural, with dense Ardennes forest and nature parks in the north, rocky gorges of the Mullerthal region in the east and the Moselle river valley in the southeast... [more]
LYD (River) English
The name of a river in Devon, England, perhaps derived from a Celtic source such as Lludd
, though the usual derivation is Old English hlȳde
"noisy stream" - which the Saxons may have assumed was the river's name.
LYDBROOK (Settlement) English
This is a village in the Forest of Dean, Old English for "dwell by the river"