Gender: Male Meaning of Lancelot: "servant" Origin of Lancelot: French

The name Lancelot is a boy's name of French origin meaning "servant". Lancelot and discussed in our forums with posts like "What would you name a sibling to...?".

From the experts:

In Arthurian legend, Lancelot was one of the most dashing of the Knights of the Round Table who eventually had an affair with Queen Guinevere: it makes for a romantic story-- but perhaps overly romantic-- name.

An older spelling is Launcelot, as seen in Shakespeare's Launcelot Gabbo in The Merchant of Venice and two Tobias Smollett novels.

Short form Lance has had an independent life of his own.

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Lance, Launcelot, Lancelott, Launcelet


stepx Says:


i had a great uncle named lancelot. I think its pretty cool. Hed be called lance anyway.

MonikerWanderer Says:


Please don't. This would be ridiculous on a child. Use Lance instead.