Lafayette

Lafayette - A very unique male name



  Mar 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lafayette, meaning faith, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1913 on position #743. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lafayette and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lafayette? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lafayette. The baby boy name Lafayette was given to 6 baby boys in 1998, ranking #3047 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 288,791 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lafayette peaked in popularity 85 years ago in 1934 on position 704.



Famous with this name

Jeanne Lafayette
Georg Lafayette
Lafayette Wright


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Lafayette is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lafayette is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #1,589 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,589.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lafayette is where you live.


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Lafayette origin and meaning

Lafayette is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means faith. To see famous people named Lafayette, pop culture references for the name Lafayette and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lafayette

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lafayette, sorted by popularity.

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Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
19983047
19972774
19953350
19942224
19932939
19911888
19903292
19892468
19881922
19871857
19852002
19842451
19821985
19812379
19781528
19761633
19741198
19731165
19721095
19711929
19701673
19691365
19681008
1967992
19661118
19651146
19631127
19621307
19611158
19591678
19581276
19571236
19561030
1955985
19541016
19531113
1952895
1951907
19501471
19491252
19481020
1946839
1945913
19441128
1942880
1941970
1940907
1939940
19381126
1937964
1936772
1935831
1934704
1933748
19321240
1931829
19301092
19291548
19281342
19271372
19261205
1925905
1924923
19231004
1922881
1921758
19201037
1919906
19181062
1917990
1916913
1915974
1914915
1913743

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas1589

Even more about Lafayette


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lafayette a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lafayette?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1934
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Lafayette
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 288,791
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1913
1998 births +6

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