Name: Lafayette

Origin and Meaning of the Name Lafayette

  • Meaning:
    Beech tree
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Flatterer
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (lah FYE ett)
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Miscellaneous Info for Lafayette

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    French surname.
    The Marquis de Lafayette was a French noble and officer who participated in the American Revolution.
    Accessorily, the name is now that of a very famous French department store company: the "Galeries Lafayette".

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