Sappho - She (c. 630 – c. 570 BC) was a lesbian poet from the Greek island Lesbos.
Violet/Viola/Violette/Violetta/Jolanda/Iolanthe/Mauve/Ione/Iole/Iola - Violets and their color became a special code used by lesbians and bisexual women.
Rainbow - Symbol of the lgbt+ community
Aphrodite - Greek goddess of beauty and love
Venus - Roman goddess of beauty and love
Iris - Greek goddess of rainbows
Ellen - Ellen DeGeneres is a lesbian comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer.
Edith - Edith Windsor was an American LGBT rights activist and a technology manager at IBM.
Audre/Audrey - Audre Lorde was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet,” who dedicated both her life and her creative talent to confronting and addressing injustices of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.
Leah - Leah Burke is a bisexual girl from Becky Albertalli’s books.
Abigail/Abby - Abigail Suso is a bisexual girl from Becky Albertalli’s books.
Aline - Aline Penhallow is a lesbian/bisexual woman from Cassandra Clare’s books.
Helen- Helen Blackthorne is a lesbian/bisexual woman from Cassandra Clare’s books.
Iphis - From the lesbian love story between Iphis and Ianthe, in Book IX of Ovid’s the Metamorphoses.
Ianthe - From the lesbian love story between Iphis and Ianthe, in Book IX of Ovid’s the Metamorphoses.
Berenice - The Babyloniaca of Iamblichus describes an Egyptian princess named Berenice who loves and marries another woman.
Renée - Renée Vivien (1877 – 1909), was a Lesbian poet from the UK who wrote in French.
Colette - Colette (1873 – 1954) was a lesbian/bisexual French author.
Stormé - Stormé DeLarverie (1920 – 2014) was a butch lesbian whose scuffle with police was, according to Stormé and many eyewitnesses, the spark that ignited the Stonewall riots, spurring the crowd to action.
Adrienne - Adrienne Cecile Rich (1929-2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called “one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century”, and was credited with bringing “the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse.”
Maureen - Maureen Colquhoun was Britain’s first openly lesbian MP.
Other names - feel free to use other names you can come up with!