English from French
"dweller by a pool"

Lamar Origin and Meaning

The name Lamar is a boy's name of English origin meaning "dweller by a pool".

While it may sound a little dated, Lamar is a name that has never been outside the US Top 1000, but it is in danger of falling off the list.

Lamar Odom is a retired professional basketball player.

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Lamar Rank in US Top 1000

Lamar Popularity

Famous People Named Lamar

  • Lamar Joseph OdomAmerican basketball player
  • Lamar FontaineConfederate military leader, KKK member
  • Lamar HuntAmerican football team owner
  • (Andrew) Lamar AlexanderU.S. Senator from Tennessee
  • Lamar Seeligson SmithU.S. Congressman from Texas
  • Lamar AlfordAmerican actor and singer
  • Jeffrey Lamar Williams aka Young ThugAmerican rapper
  • Lamar SallyJr. (b. 2014), son of TV host Sherri Shepherd & Lamar Sally
  • Henry Lamar Hornsby (b. 2011)son of actors Emily Deschanel and David Hornsby
  • Kendrick LamarAmerican rapper

Lamar in Pop Culture

  • Lamar Latrellcharacter in the Revenge of the Nerds movie series
  • Lamarcharacter in musical Godspell played by Lamar Alford
  • Lamar Davischaracter in the Grand Theft Auto V 2013 video game