Laban Origin and Meaning

The name Laban is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "white".

An Old Testament name used by the Puritans, less well known than female relatives Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah and as deserving of revival.

Famous People Named Laban

  • LabanBiblical father of Rachel and Leah; father,in,law of Jacob
  • Laban CoblentzAmerican technology author, educator and adviser
  • Laban WheatonU.S. Congressman from Massachusetts

Laban in Pop Culture

  • Laban Talla farmhand in Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) by Thomas Hardy
  • Labanthe little ghost who wouldn't haunt, from Swedish children's books and cartoons. In English, he is known as the Little Ghost Godfrey

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