35 Names That Mean Law

35 Names That Mean Law

If you’re a legal professional who’s passionate about your job or you want to ensure that your offspring doesn’t become a delinquent, you might like the idea of giving them a name that means “law.”

After all, law links to justice (which is a name itself), nobility, and doing what’s right — those sound like some solid values to name your child after.

“Lex” is the Latin word for law, so it’s an obvious choice. It also lends itself easily to related names, like Lexie, Alexander, and Alexandra, making it suitable for both genders.

Ossa is a name that means “Divine law” in Greek and can be used for either gender. There’s also a mountain in Greece by the same name that had some significance in Greek mythology, which is pretty cool.

Dotan means “law” in Hebrew and is a popular name in Israel — there’s even a Dutch-Israeli singer who uses Dotan as his stage name.

The Sinhalese (a language that comes from Sanskrit and has Portuguese influence due to the Sri Lanka occupation) name Neja means “success in law.” It’s for females and could be a good choice if you want your daughter to be successful in the legal profession or — to fare well in the eyes of the law.

Finally, Rei is a name from Japan meaning “law,” “rule,” and “strive.” However, it has several meanings across different languages, and even in Japanese. It can be used for either gender.

Adlai

Meaning: Justice of God; my ornament
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Adoni-zedek

Meaning: Justice of the Lord. Lord of justice
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Astraea

Meaning: Justice
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Beli Mawr

Meaning: Legendary brother in law of the Virgin Mary
Origin: Welsh
Gender: Boy

Cosima

Meaning: Order
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Dice

Meaning: Justice
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Dotan

Meaning: Law
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Eunomia

Meaning: Order
Origin: Greek
Gender: Girl

Ewald

Meaning: Powerful in the law
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Ewing

Meaning: Law’s friend. Lawyer
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Hammedatha

Meaning: He that troubles the law
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Hamund

Meaning: Son in law of Helgi the Lean
Origin: Norse
Gender: Boy

Jeduthun

Meaning: His law; giving praise
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Jehozadak

Meaning: Justice of the Lord
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Jethro

Meaning: Pre-eminence. Excellence. Abundance. Overflowing; abundance. In the bible the Midian priest Jethro was Moses’ father-in-law
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Jetur

Meaning: Order, succession, mountainous
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Kasmy

Meaning: Order
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Lamont

Meaning: Man of law
Origin: Gaelic
Gender: Boy

Lawson

Meaning: Son of Law or Lawrence
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Lex

Meaning: Law
Origin: Latin
Gender: Boy

Luciana

Meaning: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ Sister to Adriana, and sister-in-law to Antipholus of Ephesus
Origin: Shakespearean
Gender: Girl

Maat

Meaning: Mythical goddess of order and justice
Origin: Egyptian
Gender: Girl

Marshal

Meaning: Steward. Also, a law enforcement officer’s title
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Melchizedek

Meaning: King of justice
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Mithredath

Meaning: Breaking the law
Origin: Biblical
Gender: Boy

Muftee

Meaning: Variant of Mufti: Expounder of Islamic Law
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Nazam

Meaning: Order. Discipline
Origin: Muslim
Gender: Boy

Neja

Meaning: Success in law
Origin: Sanskrit
Gender: Girl

Noriko

Meaning: Child of ceremony; law; order
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Girl

Odam

Meaning: Son in law
Origin: English
Gender: Boy

Ossa

Meaning: Divine law
Origin: Greek
Gender: Unise

Polymestor

Meaning: Priam’s son in law
Origin: Greek
Gender: Boy

Rei

Meaning: Law, rule, strive
Origin: Japanese
Gender: Unisex

Tsidhqiyah

Meaning: God’s justice
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy

Zidkijah

Meaning: Justice of the Lord
Origin: Hebrew
Gender: Boy