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Meaning of Lafayette

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The name Lafayette has the following meaning:

Faith. A name for French general Marquis de Lafayette who fought alongside America during the revolution.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Lafayette is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Lafayette in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Lafayette is pronounced as lah-fye-ett


Lafayette originates from the French language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Lafayette and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Lafayette: Boys - Corbett, Harvey, Rusty, Girls - Doreen, Both genders - Blaise, Chandler, Dabney, Delaney, Desire, Dior


Popular Variants for the name Lafayette: Lafayet, Lafayett, Lafeyet, Lafeyett, Lafeyette


We think the name Lafayette should fall under the following style category: French.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Lafayette to be: A down-to-earth and religious man

In one word, you might describe Lafayette as a(n) "religious" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Lafayette (or its variants) are:

Lafayette Henion, born on 7 June, a famous athlete. Lafayette Henion's background: A pitcher in Major League Baseball who pitched in one game for the Brooklyn Robins during on September 10, 1919, working three innings and giving up two hits and two runs.

Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne , born on 18 March , a famous writer. Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne 's background: The author of La Princesse de Clèves, France's first historical novel and one of the earliest novels in literature.

Hugo Lafayette Black, born on 27 February, a famous jurist. Hugo Lafayette Black's background: An American politician and jurist who represented the state of Alabama in the United States Senate from 1927 to 1937, and served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1937 to 1971.
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