How popular is the baby name Lejzer in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Lejzer and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Lejzer.

The graph will take a few seconds to load, thanks for your patience. (Don't worry, it shouldn't take nine months.) If it's taking too long, try reloading the page.


Popularity of the Baby Name Lejzer

Number of Babies Named Lejzer

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

Posts that Mention the Name Lejzer

Baby Names from Esperanto – Ambicio, Fascina, Jubila

Baby Names from Esperanto - Nancy's Baby Names

What’s Esperanto? It’s a man-made language. It was developed in the 1880s by Ludwik Lejzer “L. L.” Zamenhof, whose “goal was to create an easy-to-learn, politically neutral language that would transcend nationality and foster peace and international understanding between people with different languages.”

Esperanto wasn’t the first international auxiliary language, but it’s been the most successful. Today, about 2 million people can speak Esperanto, including about 2,000 native speakers. (Google Translate added Esperanto as its 64th language in early 2012.)

One of my favorite name sites, Behind the Name, has long had a few dozen Esperanto names in its database. Ever since I noticed this (many years ago) I’ve been intrigued by the idea of baby names that come from man-made auxiliary languages.

So I went off in search of even more Esperanto words that might make good baby names. And I found hundreds of possibilities — from nature words (lunlumo, “moonlight”) to descriptions (elstara, “outstanding”) to random words that happened to strike my fancy (krevmaizo, “popcorn”).

Admittedly, some of these words are a lot easier to say and spell than others, and would therefore make better real-life baby names. But I think all of them have potential. The tricky ones could be fixed by respelling them to reflect English phonology, for instance. Or they could be used as-is in the middle spot where they’d be less of a hassle.

A

  • Abelo (n) “bee”
  • Abio (n) “fir” (tree)
  • Acero (n) “maple” (tree)
  • Admira (adj) “admiring”
  • Admirinda (adj) “admirable”
  • Admiro (n) “admiration”
  • Adorinda (adj) “adorable”
  • Afabla (adj) “affable”
  • Agrabla (adj) “agreeable, pleasant”
  • Aktiva (adj) “active”
  • Akvofalo (n) “waterfall”
  • Alaŭdo (n) “lark”
  • Aleo (n) “avenue”
  • Alia (adj) “another”
  • Alloga (adj) “attractive”
  • Amanta (adj) “loving”
  • Amara (adj) “bitter”
  • Ambicia (adj) “ambitious”
  • Ambicia (adj) “ambitious”
  • Ambicio (n) “ambition”
  • Ametisto (n) “amethyst”
  • Amika (adj) “friendly”
  • Amiko (n) “friend”
  • Aminda (adj) “worthy of love, lovable”
  • Amindo (n) “charm, sweetness”
  • Amkanto (n) “love song”
  • Amo (n) “love”
  • Ananaso (n) “pineapple”
  • Ankro (n) “anchor”
  • Arba (adj) “arboreal”
  • Arbaro (n) “forest”
  • Arbo (n) “tree”
  • Arda (adj) “fervent, ardent”
  • Ardeo (n) “heron”
  • Arĝenta (adj) “silver-like”
  • Arĝento (n) “silver”
  • Artista (adj) “artistic”
  • Astero (n) “aster”
  • Atentema (adj) “attentive”
  • Atenta (adj) “attentive”
  • Atentema (adj) “attentive”
  • Atento (n) “attention”
  • Aŭdaca (adj) “audacious, bold”
  • Aŭtuna (adj) “autumnal”
  • Aŭtuno (n) “autumn”
  • Avelarbo (n) “hazel tree”
  • Avelbruna (adj) “hazel-brown”
  • Avelo (n) “hazelnut”
  • Aventura (adj) “adventurous”
  • Aventurema (adj) “adventurous”
  • Aventuro (n) “adventure”
  • Aventurulo (n) “adventurer”
  • Avida (adj) “avid, eager”

B

  • Bela (adj) “beautiful, pretty”
  • Beleco (n) “beauty”
  • Belega (adj) “gorgeous”
  • Beleta (adj) “pretty”
  • Beletra (adj) “literary”
  • Belsona (adj) “euphonious, sonorous”
  • Berilo (n) “beryl” (gem)
  • Bestama (adj) “animal loving,” based on besto, “animal, beast”
  • Betulo (n) “birch” (tree)
  • Bluokula (adj) “blue-eyed”
  • Bona (adj) “good”
  • Bonega (adj) “very good”
  • Boneco (n) “goodness”
  • Bonfama (adj) “good repute”
  • Bonhava (adj) “well-to-do, affluent”
  • Bonkora (adj) “goodhearted”
  • Bono (n) “goodness”
  • Bonhava (adj) “well-to-do, affluent”
  • Bonŝanca (adj) “lucky”
  • Bonŝanco (n) “luck”
  • Bonulo (n) “nice person”
  • Bonvolo (n) “goodwill”
  • Brava (adj) “brave, valiant”
  • Brila (adj) “shiny, glossy, bright”
  • Bronza (adj) “bronze-like”
  • Bronzo (n) “bronze”
  • Bruna (adj) “brown”
  • Brunokula (adj) “brown-eyed”
  • Bunta (adj) “multicolored”

C (makes a ts sound)

  • Cedema (adj) “accommodating, yielding”
  • Cedro (n) “cedar” (tree or wood)
  • Cejano (n) “cornflower”
  • Celo (n) “aim, goal, purpose”
  • Cerba (adj) “brainy,” based on cerbo, “brain”
  • Certa (adj) “certain, sure”
  • Cervido (n) “fawn”
  • Cervo (n) “deer”
  • Cigna (adj) “swan-like”
  • Cigno (n) “swan”
  • Cinamo (n) “cinnamon”
  • Cindro (n) “cinder, ash”
  • Citrolo (n) “watermelon”
  • Citrono (n) “lemon”
  • Civila (adj) “civil”
  • Civitano (n) “citizen”

Ĉ (makes a ch sound)

  • Ĉarma (adj) “charming”
  • Ĉarmega (adj) “very charming”
  • Ĉarmo (n) “charm”
  • Ĉerizarbo (n) “cherry tree”
  • Ĉerizo (n) “cherry”
  • Ĉevala (adj) “horse-like, equine”
  • Ĉevalo (n) “horse”
  • Ĉielblua (adj) “sky-blue”
  • Ĉiamverda (adj) “evergreen”
  • Ĉielarko (n) “rainbow”

D

  • Dalio (n) “dahlia”
  • Decida (adj) “decisive”
  • Delfeno (n) “dolphin”
  • Delfinio (n) “larkspur”
  • Delikata (adj) “delicate”
  • Deziro (n) “desire, wish”
  • Dezirinda (adj) “desirable”
  • Diamanta (adj) “diamond-like”
  • Diamanto (n) “diamond”
  • Dianto (n) “carnation”
  • Digna (adj) “dignified”
  • Digno (n) “dignity, self-respect”
  • Diligenta (adj) “diligent, hardworking”
  • Dinamika (adj) “dynamic”
  • Dolĉa (adj) “sweet”
  • Dolĉamara (adj) “bittersweet”
  • Dolĉeco (n) “sweetness”
  • Duonlumo (n) “dusk”

E

  • Ebla (adj) “possible”
  • Ebura (adj) “ivory-like”
  • Eburo (n) “ivory”
  • Efika (adj) “effectual”
  • Egala (adj) “equal”
  • Eleganta (adj) “elegant”
  • Elokventa (adj) “eloquent”
  • Elstara (adj) “outstanding”
  • Energia (adj) “energetic”
  • Entuziasma (adj) “enthusiastic”
  • Entuziasmo (n) “enthusiasm”
  • Escepta (adj) “exceptional”
  • Esperebla (adj) “hopeful”
  • Espero (n) “hope”
  • Esplorinda (adj) “worth exploring”

F

  • Fajra (adj) “fiery”
  • Fajraĵo (n) “fireworks”
  • Fajrero (n) “spark”
  • Fajro (n) “fire”
  • Fakta (adj) “factual, real”
  • Falakvo (n) “waterfall”
  • Falko (n) “falcon”
  • Fama (adj) “famous”
  • Fascina (adj) “fascinating”
  • Favora (adj) “favorable”
  • Favorata (adj) “favored, privileged”
  • Feliĉa (adj) “happy, fortunate”
  • Feliĉo (n) “happiness, felicity”
  • Fenomena (adj) “phenomenal”
  • Fenomeno (n) “phenomenon”
  • Feroca (adj) “ferocious, fierce”
  • Fervora (adj) “zealous”
  • Fervoro (n) “zeal, fervor”
  • Festa (adj) “festive”
  • Festo (n) “festival, celebration”
  • Fidinda (adj) “trustworthy”
  • Fiera (adj) “proud”
  • Figarbo (n) “fig tree”
  • Filiko (n) “fern”
  • Flamo (n) “flame”
  • Flava (adj) “yellow”
  • Flora (adj) “floral”
  • Floro (n) “flower”
  • Foliaro (n) “foliage”
  • Forsitio (n) “forsythia”
  • Forta (adj) “strong”
  • Forteco (n) “force, strength, toughness”
  • Fortika (adj) “fortified, able-bodied”
  • Forto (n) “strength, force”
  • Fortuna (adj) “fortunate”
  • Frakseno (n) “ash” (tree)
  • Frambo (n) “raspberry”
  • Fulmo (n) “lightning”
  • Fulmotondro (n) “thunderstorm”
  • Frua (adj) “early”
  • Fruema (adj) “inclined to earliness”

G (makes a “hard g” sound)

  • Gaja (adj) “glad, merry, gay”
  • Galanta (adj) “gallant”
  • Glacio (n) “ice”
  • Glavo (n) “sword”
  • Glora (adj) “glorious”
  • Glorinda (adj) “worthy of glory”
  • Gloro (n) “glory”
  • Grandanima (adj) “magnanimous”
  • Grandioza (adj) “grandiose”
  • Grava (adj) “important”

Ĝ (makes a “soft g” sound)

  • Ĝoja (adj) “glad, joyful”
  • Ĝojo (n) “gladness, joy”
  • Ĝusta (adj) “correct, exact, right”

H

  • Harmonia (adj) “harmonious”
  • Harmonio (n) “harmony”
  • Herbejo (n) “meadow, grassland”
  • Herbo (n) “grass” or “herb”
  • Herboverda (adj) “grass-green”
  • Heroa (adj) “heroic”
  • Heroeco (n) “heroism”
  • Honesta (adj) “honest”
  • Humana (adj) “humane”
  • Humila (adj) “humble”
  • Humileco (n) “humility”

I

  • Ido (n) “offspring”
  • Inda (adj) “deserving, worthy”
  • Indo (n) “worth, merit”

J (makes a y sound)

  • Jubila (adj) “jubilant”
  • Jubilo (n) “exultation, jubilation”
  • Jubileo (n) “jubilee”
  • Juna (adj) “young”
  • Junulo (n) “young person”
  • Justa (adj) “just, fair”
  • Juvela (adj) “jewel-like”
  • Juvelo (n) “jewel”

K

  • Kalendulo (n) “marigold”
  • Kanjono (n) “canyon”
  • Kanto (n) “song”
  • Kantobirdo (n) “songbird”
  • Kapturna (adj) “giddy” or “dizzy” (literally “head-turning”)
  • Kara (adj) “dear,” “beloved person”
  • Kardo (n) “thisle”
  • Kareco (n) “love, dearness”
  • Karisma (adj) “charismatic”
  • Karismo (n) “charisma”
  • Karuselo (n) “carousel, merry-go-round”
  • Kavaliro (n) “knight”
  • Kirlovento (n) “whirlwind”
  • Klera (adj) “educated”
  • Kokosarbo (n) “coconut tree”
  • Kolibro (n) “hummingbird”
  • Konsiderema (adj) “thoughtful”
  • Korako (n) “raven”
  • Korala (adj) “coral-like”
  • Koralo (n) “coral”
  • Krepuska (adj) “crepuscular”
  • Krepusko (n) “twilight, crepuscule”
  • Krevmaizo (n) “popcorn”
  • Kristala (adj) “crystal-like”
  • Kristalo (n) “crystal”
  • Kunulo (n) “companion”
  • Kupra (adj) “copper-like”
  • Kupro (n) “copper”
  • Kuraĝa (adj) “brave, courageous”
  • Kurioza (adj) “curious”
  • Kverkarbo (n) “oak tree”
  • Kverko (n) “oak” (tree)
  • Kvieta (adj) “quiet, calm, mild”
  • Kvieteco (n) “calmness, quietness”
  • Kvieto (adj) “quiet, calm”

L

  • Laŭdinda (adj) “laudable, praiseworthy”
  • Lavango (n) “avalanche”
  • Lavendo (n) “lavender”
  • Lazura (adj) “sky-blue”
  • Lekanto (n) “daisy”
  • Leona (adj) “lion-like, leonine”
  • Leono (n) “lion”
  • Lerteco (n) “skillfulness, ability”
  • Lerta (adj) “skillful, dexterous”
  • Libelo (n) “dragonfly”
  • Libera (adj) “free”
  • Libereco (n) “freedom, liberty”
  • Liberigo (n) “liberation”
  • Lilia (adj) “lily-like”
  • Lilio (n) “lily”
  • Litorino (n) “periwinkle”
  • Lojala (adj) “loyal”
  • Luksa (adj) “luxurious”
  • Lukso (n) “luxury”
  • Luma (adj) “light, bright”
  • Lumbriko (n) “earthworm”
  • Lumjaro (n) “light year”
  • Lumo (n) “light”
  • Lumturo (n) “lighthouse”
  • Lunlumo (n) “moonlight”
  • Lunlumita (adj) “moonlit”
  • Lunradio (n) “moonbeam”
  • Lupeo (n) “magnifying glass”

M

  • Malavara (adj) “generous”
  • Malluma (adj) “dark”
  • Mallumo (n) “darkness”
  • Malofta (adj) “rare, infrequent, uncommon”
  • Maltima (adj) “bold, daring”
  • Maltimo (n) “boldness, valor”
  • Maltimulo (n) “daring person, bold person”
  • Marbordo (n) “seacoast”
  • Marhaveno (n) “seaport”
  • Marnivelo (n) “sea level”
  • Maro (n) “sea”
  • Marstelo (n) “starfish” (literally “sea star”)
  • Marverda (adj) “sea-green”
  • Matena (adj) “related to morning”
  • Mateno (n) “morning”
  • Melodia (adj) “melodious, tuneful”
  • Melodio (n) “melody”
  • Memorinda (adj) “memorable”
  • Memstara (adj) “independent”
  • Memvola (adj) “willing”
  • Menciinda (adj) “worthy of mention,” based on mencii, “to mention”
  • Merita (adj) “meritorious”
  • Merito (n) “merit”
  • Miela (adj) “honey-like”
  • Mielo (n) “honey”
  • Migdalo (n) “almond”
  • Milda (adj) “mild, gentle”
  • Miriga (adj) “amazing”
  • Mirinda (adj) “wonderful”
  • Muzika (adj) “musical”
  • Muziko (n) “music”

N

  • Neĝa (adj) “snowy”
  • Neĝero (n) “snowflake”
  • Neĝo (n) “snow”
  • Neafekta (adj) “unaffected”
  • Neceda (adj) “not conceding, resolute”
  • Nekomuna (adj) “uncommon”
  • Nekutima (adj) “unusual”
  • Neordinara (adj) “unordinary”
  • Nepra (adj) “absolutely essential, indispensable”
  • Nesama (adj) “different, not the same”
  • Nobla (adj) “noble”
  • Nokta (adj) “nocturnal, related to night”
  • Noktiĝo (n) “nightfall”
  • Noktmezo (n) “midnight”
  • Nokto (n) “night”
  • Nomada (adj) “nomadic”
  • Nomado (n) “nomad”
  • Norda (adj) “northern”
  • Notinda (adj) “noteworthy”
  • Nova (adj) “new”
  • Nubo (n) “cloud”

O

  • Oazo (n) “oasis”
  • Olivarbo (adj) “olive tree”
  • Olivo (n) “olive”
  • Ondo (n) “wave”
  • Onidiro (n) “rumor”
  • Oniksa (adj) “onyx-like”
  • Onikso (n) “onyx”
  • Opala (adj) “opal-like”
  • Opalo (n) “opal” (gem)
  • Ora (adj) “golden”
  • Orda (adj) “orderly, tidy”
  • Ordo (noun) “order”
  • Orkideo (n) “orchid”

P

  • Paca (adj) “peaceful”
  • Pacama (adj) “peaceful, peace-loving”
  • Pacema (adj) “inclined to peace”
  • Paco (n) “peace”
  • Pacienca (adj) “patient”
  • Pacienco (n) “patience”
  • Pacifismo (n) “pacifism”
  • Pacifisto (n) “pacifist”
  • Pampelmo (n) “grapefruit”
  • Papilio (n) “butterfly”
  • Pasero (n) “sparrow”
  • Pasia (adj) “passionate”
  • Pavo (n) “peacock”
  • Pensema (adj) “pensive, thoughtful”
  • Perfekta (adj) “perfect”
  • Perlo (n) “pearl”
  • Persiko (n) “peach” (fruit)
  • Petalo (n) “petal”
  • Pinarbo (n) “pine tree”
  • Pino (n) “pine” (tree or wood)
  • Pioniro (n) “pioneer”
  • Pipra (adj) “pepper-like”
  • Pipro (n) “pepper” (spice)
  • Pirarbo (n) “pear tree”
  • Piro (n) “pear” (fruit)
  • Plezura (adj) “pleasant, pleasing”
  • Pluva (adj) “rainy”
  • Pluvarbaro (n) “rainforest”
  • Pluvego (n) “rainstorm, flood”
  • Pluvero (n) “raindrop”
  • Pluvo (n) “rain”
  • Poezia (adj) “poetic”
  • Poezio (n) “poetry”
  • Pomarbo (n) “apple tree”
  • Potenca (adj) “powerful”
  • Potenco (n) “power”
  • Prava (adj) “right, correct”
  • Prujna (adj) “hoarfrosted”
  • Prujno (n) “hoarfrost”
  • Pura (adj) “pure, clean”

R

  • Racia (adj) “rational, in accordance with reason”
  • Racio (n) “reason, logical reasoning”
  • Racionala (adj) “rational”
  • Racionalisto (n) “rationalist”
  • Rakonto (n) “story, narrative”
  • Rava (adj) “delightful, ravishing”
  • Ravo (n) “delight”
  • Renoma (adj) “renowned”
  • Renomo (n) “renown, fame”
  • Respekta (adj) “respectful”
  • Respektinda (adj) “respectable”
  • Responda (adj) “responsible, accountable” or “corresponding, counterpart”
  • Reva (adj) “dream-like”
  • Revo (n) “daydream”
  • Revulo (n) “day-dreamer”
  • Revolando (n) “dreamland”
  • Ribelanto (n) “rebel, mutineer”
  • Ridado (n) “laughter”
  • Ridetema (adj) “disposed to smiling, smiley”
  • Rideto (n) “smile”
  • Rido (n) “laugh”
  • Rikoltaĵo (n) “harvest”
  • Rimarkinda (adj) “noteworthy, remarkable”
  • Rivereto (n) “rivulet, small stream”
  • Rivero (n) “river”
  • Roso (n) “dew”
  • Roza (adj) “rose-like”
  • Rozo (n) “rose” (flower)
  • Rubena (adj) “ruby-like”
  • Rubeno (n) “ruby” (gem)
  • Ruza (adj) “clever, sly, cunning”
  • Ruzulo (n) “clever person, sly person”

S

  • Sabla (adj) “sandy”
  • Sablero (n) “grain of sand”
  • Sablo (n) “sand”
  • Safira (adj) “sapphire-like”
  • Safiro (n) “sapphire” (gem)
  • Sagaca (adj) “sagacious, wise”
  • Sagaco (n) “sagacity, wisdom”
  • Saĝa (adj) “wise”
  • Saĝo (n) “wisdom”
  • Salika (adj) “related to a willow tree”
  • Saliko (n) “willow” (tree)
  • Sama (adj) “same, equal”
  • Samnomulo (n) “namesake”
  • Sana (adj) “healthy, well”
  • Scio (n) “knowledge”
  • Scivola (adj) “curious, inquisitive”
  • Senchava (adj) “meaningful, having meaning”
  • Sendependa (adj) “independent”
  • Sendolora (adj) “painless”
  • Senduba (adj) “doubtless”
  • Senkulpa (adj) “innocent, guiltless”
  • Senlimo (adj) “unrestrained, unlimited”
  • Signifa (adj) “significant”
  • Sindona (adj) “devoted, selfless”
  • Siringo (n) “lilac” (flower)
  • Smeralda (adj) “emerald-like”
  • Smeraldo (n) “emerald” (gem)
  • Somera (adj) “related to summer, summery”
  • Somero (n) “summer”
  • Sonorilo (n) “bell” (instrument)
  • Speciala (adj) “special, particular”
  • Spontana (adj) “spontaneous”
  • Spontanea (adj) “spontaneous”
  • Sportema (adj) “sporty”
  • Sprita (adj) “witty, sprightly”
  • Sprito (n) “wit”
  • Stela (adj) “star-like, stellar”
  • Stelaro (n) “constellation”
  • Stelo (n) “star”
  • Stellumo (n) “starlight”
  • Steleto (n) “small star” (or “asterisk”)
  • Strigo (n) “owl”
  • Suna (adj) “solar, of the sun”
  • Sunbrilo (n) “sunshine”
  • Sunfloro (n) “sunflower”
  • Sunleviĝo (n) “sunrise”
  • Sunlumo (n) “sunlight”
  • Suno (n) “sun”
  • Sunradio (n) “sunbeam”
  • Sunsubiro (n) “sunset”

Ŝ (makes a sh sound)

  • Ŝatinda (adj) “likable”
  • Ŝaŭma (adj) “effervescent, sparkling”
  • Ŝercema (adj) “playful, jocular”

T

  • Taglumo (n) “daylight”
  • Tago (n) “day”
  • Taksuso (n) “yew” (tree)
  • Tendarfajro (n) “campfire”
  • Tenebro (n) “darkness, gloom”
  • Tera (adj) “earthen, terrestrial”
  • Terano (n) “earthling”
  • Tero (n) “earth, land”
  • Tieulo (a) “a local”
  • Tintilo (n) “bell”
  • Tondra (adj) “thunder-like”
  • Tondro (n) “thunder”
  • Topaza (adj) “topaz-like”
  • Topazo (n) “topaz” (gem)
  • Trafa (adj) “spot-on, on target,” based on trafi, “to hit, to strike”
  • Trezoro (n) “treasure”
  • Tutmonda (adj) “global, worldwide”
  • Tvisto (n) “twist”

U

  • Ulmo (n) “elm” (tree)
  • Utila (adj) “useful”
  • Utilo (n) “usefulness, utility”

V

  • Valora (adj) “valuable”
  • Valoro (adj) “worth, value”
  • Varma (adj) “warm”
  • Varmo (n) “warmth, heat”
  • Venka (adj) “victorious”
  • Venkinto (n) “victor”
  • Venko (n) “victory”
  • Ventego (n) “intense wind, windstorm”
  • Venteto (n) “light wind, breeze”
  • Vento (n) “wind”
  • Vera (adj) “true”
  • Vero (n) “truth, reality”
  • Verva (adj) “lively, vivacious”
  • Vervo (n) “verve, zest”
  • Vespera (adj) “related to evening”
  • Vespero (n) “evening”
  • Vesperfesto (n) “evening party”
  • Vesperstelo (n) “evening star”
  • Vidinda (adj) “worth seeing”
  • Vido (n) “vision, sight” or “view, viewpoint”
  • Vigla (adj) “alert, brisk”
  • Vigleco (n) “activity, liveliness, gusto”
  • Vintra (adj) “related to winter, wintry”
  • Vintro (n) “winter”
  • Virta (adj) “virtuous”
  • Virto (n) “virtue”
  • Vivanta (adj) “alive”
  • Vivo (n) “life”
  • Vivoforta (adj) “vital, full of life”
  • Vizio (n) “vision”
  • Vojeto (n) “path”
  • Vojo (n) “way, route, road”
  • Volo (n) “volition, wish”

Z

  • Zenito (n) “zenith”
  • Zorgema (adj) “caring” or “careful,” based on zorgo, “care, worry”

Are there any parents out there — Esperantists or not — who have used an Esperanto word as a baby name? If so, please leave a comment!

Sources: Esperanto-English Dictionary, Esperanto Pronunciation – Stanford, L. L. Zamenhof – Wikipedia, Esperanto – Wikipedia