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What does Lamar mean?

Lamar Pronunciation of Lamar [lamar] as a boys' name is pronounced la-MAR. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Lamar is "the water; land famous". Plutocrat Lamar Hunt.

Associated with: water, famous, hunt.


Lamar has 4 variants: Lamarr, Lamarre, Lemar and Lemarr.

Related boy name: La-.

Creative forms:
(male) Lanmar, ..

(female) Lamor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lamar Jaxin (L.J.), ..

How popular is Lamar?

Lamar is a very prominent first name for men (#462 out of 1220, Top 38%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#3010 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lamar reached its apex rank of #328 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #819 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lamar name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lamar outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Lamar (#819 via latest list) listed in the Top 2000 are Lemar and Lamarr. Adoption of these forms of Lamar was widespread during the years 1980-1989 (average #1060) and has become much diminished since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lamar, Lamarr, Lemar in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lamar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alamar, Ammar, Baumar, Cadmar, Casar, Damar, Danar, Davar, Demar, Edmar, Elmar, Fajar, Hadar, Hamar, Hammar, Homar, Itamar, Jabar, Jafar, Jamar, Jayar, Jemar, Jimar, Jomar, Kadar, Kumar, Laban, Lamario, Lambart, Laray, Larmor (see Larrimore), Laval, Lavan, Lavar, Lazar, Lazare, Lazaro, Lazear, Lazer, Loman, Makar, Omar, Osmar, Palmar, Qadar, Sacar (see Sachar), Ulmar, Umar, Yaar, Yakar and Zafar. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lamar.

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