Quick Facts on Lamar
- African-American, English, French
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The pool, pond or sea
Etymology & Historical Origin - Lamar
Lamar is the transferred use of a surname with French-Norman origins. The name is ultimately derived from the Old French “la mare” which translated to “the pool” or “the pond”. As a surname, Lamar would have been used to identify a person dwelling near a pond or some such pool of water. There are also claims that Lamar means “of the sea” since “la mer” means “the sea” in French. As a forename, Lamar has been in use since at least the late 19th century.
Popularity of the Name Lamar
Lamar has existed on the U.S. male naming charts since the late 1800s. Although it’s never been a trendy choice or even a commonly used name, Lamar has nonetheless managed to maintain a consistent position for well over 100 years. Lamar also has a long history of usage among Blacks dating back to the 19th century. The height of Lamar’s popularity as a boy’s name came during the 1980s. The name has since declined to low usage. Lamar is a cool, upbeat name and feels very “hip” despite its waning popularity. Basketball player Lamar Odom (also of Kardashian fame) has helped to keep this moniker in the limelight. With “water” related meaning (i.e., pool, pond, sea) it might be a name to consider for a baby Pisces, Cancer or Scorpio.
Popularity of the Boy Name Lamar
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lamar
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lamar
Lamar We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Lamar.
Popular Songs on Lamar
Lamar - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Lamar.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Lamar
How Lamar's Bad Prank Won a Bubba-Sized Trophy (Crystal Allen) - Thirteen-year-old Lamar Washington is the maddest, baddest, most spectacular bowler at Striker's Bowling Paradise. But while Lamar's a whiz at rolling strikes, he always strikes out with girls. And Lamar's brother is no help—Xavier earns trophy after trophy on the basketball court and soaks up Dad's attention, leaving no room for Lamar's problems. Then bad boy Billy Jenks convinces Lamar that hustling at the alley will help him win his dream girl, plus earn him enough money to buy an expensive pro ball and impress celebrity bowler Bubba Sanders. But when Billy's scheme goes awry, Lamar ends up ruining his brother's shot at college and damaging every relationship in his life. Can Lamar figure out how to mend his broken ties, no matter what the cost? Recommended for ages 10-14.
Famous People Named Lamar
Famous People Named Lamar - Lamar Odom (basketball player); Lamar Hunt (sports promoter); Lamar Alexander (politician) LaMarr Hoyt (baseball player); LaMarr Woodley (football player); Lamar Smith (football player); Lamar Gordon (football player); Lamar Green (basketball player); Lamar McGriggs (football player)
Children of Famous People Named Lamar
Famous People Who Named Their Son Lamar - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Lamar.
Lamar - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Lamar - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Lamar.
Personality of the Boy Name Lamar
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Lamar