"to chatter"

Lalage Origin and Meaning

The name Lalage is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "to chatter".
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 Aclandwife of English WWI naval officer Hubert Acland
  • Constance Lalage Thompsonwife of English MP and civil servant Edward Wakefield

Lalage in Pop Culture

  • Lalagecharacter 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.'"
  • Lalagewoman for whom the Roman poet Horace professes his love in "Integer vitae", poem in Carminum liber primus
  • Lalagefor whose love the Roman Legions march in Rudyard Kipling's poem "Rimini"
  • Lalagecharacter in Edgar Allen Poe's "Politian"
  • Related to the second element in Eulalia (Greek lalia "talkprattle, a speaking," from lalein "to speak, prattle," of echoic origin)

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