Lafayette

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

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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Famous People Named Lafayette

Lafayette Ronald "L. Ron" Hubbard, American author and founder of Scientology
Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, French aristocrat and hero of the American Revolution
Lafayette Young, U.S. Senator from Iowa
Lafayette Sabine Foster, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator and Civil War spy
Lafayette Guild, U.S. Civil War surgeon and yellow fever pioneer
Lafayette Lane, U.S. Congressman from Oregon
LaFayette "Fayette" McMullen, U.S. Congressman from Virginia; 2nd governor of Washington Territory
Lafayette Benedict Mendel, American biochemist
Lafayette "Fat" Lever, American basketball player
Lafayette H. "Reb" Russell, American NFL football player

Pop Culture References for the Name Lafayette

Lafayette Reynolds, character on TV's "True Blood"
Lafayette, hound dog in Disney's "The AristoCats"
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 in Thomas Wolfe's "You Can't Go Home Again" (1941)
Lafayette Morehouse, controversial sex commune
Lafayette, Louisiana (the city is pron. "la-fee-ETT" - first syllable sounds like the word "laugh")

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