English surname

Lovelace Origin and Meaning

The name Lovelace is a girl's name meaning "outlaw".

What better namesake for a baby girl than Ada Lovelace (or, to use her full title: Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace), the brilliant 19th-century writer, mathematician and early computer pioneer? Not to mention, her name has a lovely, delicate, vintagesque charm.

Surprisingly, the soft and sweet sounding surname Lovelace actually derives from an Old English word laweles, meaning "lawless, outlaw".

Famous People Named Lovelace

  • Augusta Ada KingCountess of Lovelace, mathematician and early computer pioneer, and daughter of Lord Byron
  • Maud Hart Lovelaceauthor of the Betsy,Tacy books

Lovelace in Pop Culture

  • Robert Lovelacemain antagonist in Samuel Richardson's novel "Clarissa" (1748)
  • Lovelacerockhopper penguin in the 2006 animated film "Happy Feet", voiced by Robin Williams