LIBERIA(Country)English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Italian, Spanish, Polish Derived from Latin liber meaning "free". This was the name of a colony established in western Africa by free African Americans in the 1820s. It declared its independence in 1847, and was one of only two independent countries in Africa in the early 20th century (along with Ethiopia).
LORETO(Settlement)Italian, Spanish From Latin Lauretum meaning "laurel grove". This is the name of a town in eastern Italy.
LORNE(Region)English Possibly from the name of the legendary king of Dál Riata, Loarn mac Eirc. This is the name of a region in western Scotland.
LORRAINE(Political Subdivision)French, English Ultimately from Latin Lothari regnum meaning "kingdom of LOTHAR". Lothar was a Frankish king, the great-grandson of Charlemagne, whose realm was in the part of France now called Lorraine, or in German Lothringen.
LYNDON(Settlement)English From Old English lind "linden tree" and dun meaning "hill". This is the name of a few towns in the United Kingdom.
LYON(Settlement)French, English, German From Latin Lugdunum, derived from the name of the Celtic god LUGUS combined with Gaulish dunon meaning "hill fort, citadel". This is the name of a city in central France.