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What does Lamar mean?

Lamar Pronunciation of 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. Also form of La-.


ASSOCIATED WITH water, famous, hunt


VARIANTS Lamarr, Lamarre, Lemar, Lemarr

(male) Lanmar, ..

(female) Lami, ..

Lamar Rowan (L.R.), ..

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 #1030 currently. (2018 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?

Prominent alternative forms of Lamar (#1030 VIA LATEST LIST) listed in the Top 2000 are Lamarr and Lemar. Adoption of these forms of Lamar was widespread during the years 1980-1989 (AVERAGE #1060) and has become much diminished since, with the version Lamar falling out of fashion.

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-sounding 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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