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Lajoie

Heartla-ZHWA; LAZH-uh-way
French surname
"joy"

Lajoie Origin and Meaning

The name Lajoie is a girl's name meaning "joy".
Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie may inspire some baseball history fans to adopt his surname as a first or middle name for their child. He was a second baseman for Philadelphia and Cleveland's teams in the early 19th century and is one of the only MLB players to have over 3000 career hits.

With French phrases such as Jadore entering the baby name lexicon, Lajoie doesn't seem like too far of a stretch. The proper French pronunciation is la-ZHWA, but Nap Lajoie said it LAZH-uh-way.