Boy Baby Name

Lathan

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Quick Facts on Lathan

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • American, English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 929
Pronunciation:
LAY-thin
Simple meaning:
Barn

Characteristics of Lathan

  • Cooperative
  • Considerate
  • Compassionate
  • Nurturing
  • Sensitive
  • Patient
  • Loving
  • Kind
  • Gracious
  • Balanced

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lathan

Lathan is the transferred use of a pretty uncommon English surname. As a forename, Lathan is basically an American invention – it follows the hyper-popular trend of using surnames as first names. Lathan is a surname derived from a place name, most likely the village of Lathom in the northwest country of Lancashire in England (first recorded as Latune in the 11th century). The hamlet’s name was derived from an Old Norse word for “barn” (hlaetha). When surnames were developed in Britain during the Middle Ages, people were assigned last names derived from either their father’s name (Williamson), their occupation or trade (Cooper), a nickname (Corbin) or the town from which they hailed (Lathom). Due to the high rate of illiteracy in medieval England, coupled by the radically different dialects spoken from region to region, the sounds and spellings of names evolved significantly over time. The spelling of Lathan appeared in the 16th century; not surprisingly, near the town of Lathom. It’s hard to believe Hleatha became Latune which morphed into Lathom as well as Lathan. But this is exactly how names evolved over time from Olde English to Middle English and finally into modern English.

Popularity of the Name Lathan

Lathan just appeared on America’s male naming charts in 2010 so the name has had hardly any time to demonstrate his staying power. Many people think Lathan might also be a “sounds-like” interpretation of Nathan, but these two names have entirely different origins. Rather, we believe that Lathan was inspired by the surname naming trend. There are so many in circulation now, Lathan is just one the latest choices. Thanks to the etymological meaning “barn”, this might be a good option for the son of farmers!
Popularity of the Boy Name Lathan
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lathan

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  • Famous People Named Lathan

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  • Children of Famous People Named Lathan

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Personality of the Boy Name Lathan

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Variations of the Baby Name - Lathan

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