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Gender: Female Pronunciation: la-la-zhay Meaning of Lalage: "to chatter" Origin of Lalage: Greek

The name Lalage is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "to chatter". Lalage and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

An interesting name despite the pronunciation challenge. It has literary roots, both in the classical poetry of Horace, and as a character in John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman. Appealing nicknames are Lalla and Lally.

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Famous People Named Lalage

Lalage Mary Kathleen Acland, wife of English WWI naval officer Hubert Acland
Constance Lalage Thompson, wife of English MP and civil servant Edward Wakefield

Pop Culture References for the name Lalage

Lalage, character in "The French Lieutenant's Woman" by John Fowles: '"Lalage." She pronounced it as a dactyl, the "g" hard. [Mr Rossetti] proposed the name. He is her godfather. I know it is strange.'"
Lalage, woman for whom the Roman poet Horace professes his love in "Integer vitae", poem in Carminum liber primus
Lalage, for whose love the Roman Legions march in Rudyard Kipling's poem "Rimini"
Lalage, character in Edgar Allen Poe's "Politian"
Related to the second element in Eulalia (Greek lalia "talk, prattle, a speaking," from lalein "to speak, prattle," of echoic origin)

Lalia, Lala


BrittanyBrown Says:


Isn't this supposed to be pronounced LA-LAH-GEE ?

lizway Says:


Uhhh.... No thanks.

esita Says:


It is pronounced "La-la"zhay"

lynn_wentworth Says:


I just think pronunciation would be a big barrier.

alexa400 Says:


I think this is a cute name, but I hate the pronunciation guide on this one.... the 'gh' could be pronounced 'gee' 'fee' 'jee/shee' or silent!

ssister Says:


This is so cute! Not too different to use!