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Gender: M Meaning of Lafayette: "faith" Origin of Lafayette: French

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Foppish name with a distinguished forebear, French general Marquis de Lafayette, who fought in the American Revolution. It accounts for the L in L. Ron Hubbard. Old-time short form: Fayette or Fate.

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Lafayette Reynolds, character on HBO's "True Blood"
Lafayette was the name of the short hound dog in Disney's "The AristoCats" voiced by George Lindsey
Lafayette Kettle, "Secretary of the Watertoast Institution, of presumptuous ignorance and unabashed vulgarity," in "Martin Chuzzlewit" (1844) by Charles Dickens
Lafayette Joyner, grandfather to George Webber, the protagonist, in Thomas Wolfe's "You Can't Go Home Again" (1941)

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