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Lamar

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Origin: Old German
Meaning: Famous

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Lamar

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Lamar in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Lamar:

  • Records indicate that 31,295 boys in the United States have been named Lamar since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1989, when 735 people in the U.S. were given the name Lamar. Those people are now 27 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


     

    Comments about the name Lamar

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      6 Positive Comments

  • "my name is lamar obi and im a girl lol ppl say they love my name and i think the name lamer is a good one for girls too..." Apr. 6, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name and I like it. It's a little different and usually I am the only person around with it." Dec. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know someone with his middle name being Lamar. I think it's a really cute name." Oct. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Well I called my daughter Lamar, and what I was told is that it ment Water of Gold or "liqued of gold" so can you please help me in knowing the origin and real meaning of it?" Jul. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son who's 13 is called Lamar. It's very rare in the UK, which is one reason I chose it. But I chose it mainly because I thought it sounded important and smart. His last name beings with B, so we also call him LB." Jun. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "very good name, any race can use the name although is seems either a black name or a southern white name" Mar. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "my baby girl, her name is lamar its an old german name it means the water of gold" May. 11, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's cute, I also think of it as predominantly a southern US name" May. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lamar is Old German for "famous throughout the land." I would know -- my name is Lamar!" Jan. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate



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