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What does Lancelot mean?

Lancelot Pronunciation of Lancelot [lancelot] as a boys' name is of Old French origin, and the meaning of Lancelot is "servant". Name of the famous knight of the Round Table who seduced King Arthur's wife, Guinevere.

Associated with: servant, famous, knight (warrior), king.


Lancelot has 1 variant: Launcelot.

Affiliated boy names: Lance and Lansing.

1 feminine form: Ancelote.

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Middle name pairings:
Lancelot Daniel (L.D.), ..

How popular is Lancelot?

Lancelot is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#100663 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only popular varying form of Lancelot (not ranked) is Lance (#604 in recent rankings). This relation of Lancelot was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 (#129) and has become significantly less popular since (#604, 82%), with Lance becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lance in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Chancelor, Franchot, Jacot, Lacey, Lachlan, Lacko, Ladell, Lallo, Lalo, Lambert, Lancester, Landbert (see Lambert), Landen, Lander, Landers, Lando, Landon, Landor, Lane, Langdon, Lange, Langlea (see Langley), Langlee (see Langley), Langley, Langly, Langsdon (see Langston), Langston, Langton, Lanier, Lanzo, Laredo, Larell, Larnell, Laslo, Laszlo, Latrell, Launce, Laurent, Lavell, Lawlor, Lazlo, Lendell, Lennell, Lincoln, Lindel, Lindell, Lionelo, Lonell, Lonnell, Lonzell, Lyndell, Lyonelo, Manuelo, Marcelo, Rancel, Rancell and Vangelo. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lancelot.

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