Gender: Male Meaning of Lafe: "heir, descendant; faith" Origin of Lafe: Variation of Leif, Diminutive of Lafayette, Scandinavian, French

Lafe Origin and Meaning

The name Lafe is a boy's name meaning "heir, descendant; faith".

In the 18th century, Lafe was the common short form of the French surname name Lafayette. A notable bearer was Lafe McKee, who acted in over 400 films during the first half of the 19th century.

Today, Lafe is used as a phonetic variation of the Scandinavian name Leif.

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megan7410 Says:


I've always known this to be a nn for Lafayette.