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since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010

La

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How popular is the baby name La in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1913 5 5 0
1918 8 8 0
1919 8 8 0
1920 5 5 0
1923 8 8 0
1924 5 5 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 13 7 6
1927 9 9 0
1928 6 6 0
1929 5 0 5
1930 10 10 0
1931 5 5 0
1932 5 5 0
1933 12 12 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 11 11 0
1936 9 9 0
1938 8 8 0
1939 9 9 0
1940 8 8 0
1941 5 5 0
1942 7 7 0
1943 5 5 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 9 9 0
1949 6 6 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 9 9 0
1954 5 5 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 5 5 0
1959 8 0 8
1960 20 13 7
1961 5 5 0
1962 8 8 0
1963 9 9 0
1964 9 9 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 13 13 0
1967 37 30 7
1968 40 35 5
1969 24 19 5
1970 30 30 0
1971 30 23 7
1972 32 27 5
1973 28 21 7
1974 29 29 0
1975 28 28 0
1976 28 21 7
1977 20 20 0
1978 22 22 0
1979 38 29 9
1980 29 21 8
1981 45 35 10
1982 43 37 6
1983 46 46 0
1984 59 53 6
1985 30 30 0
1986 29 21 8
1987 17 12 5
1988 13 8 5
1989 52 41 11
1990 94 80 14
1991 84 68 16
1992 84 61 23
1993 74 55 19
1994 54 44 10
1995 43 30 13
1996 29 19 10
1997 32 24 8
1998 30 23 7
1999 42 28 14
2000 19 19 0
2001 22 14 8
2002 6 6 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 14 8 6
2005 14 9 5
2006 13 13 0
2007 11 6 5
2011 5 0 5

Fun Facts about the name La

  • How many people with the first name La have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,741 babies born with the first name La in the United States. That's more than enough people named La to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named La? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1913 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was La first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name La is Thursday, December 23rd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named La born? The highest recorded use of the first name La was in 1990 with a total of 80 babies.
  • Random La Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name La is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name La: Your name in reverse order is Al. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Al. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name La? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,655 people with the last name La.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of La? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have La as their last name.
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Popularity of La as a first name

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Popularity of La as a last name

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Common last names for La

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Common first names for La

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity La U.S.
  White 6.00% 64.26%
  African American 0.99% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 88.91% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.09% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name La

People with the last name La are most frequently Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "La" mean? The list below shows the origins of La as well as things modernly associated with the name La such as celebrities named La.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun La
A syllable applied to the sixth tone of the scale in music in solmization.The tone A; -- so called among the French and Italians.
interjection La
Senses
  1. Look; see; behold; -- sometimes followed by you.(Obs)
  2. An exclamation of surprise; -- commonly followed by me; as, La me! (Low)

Etymology: Cf. Lo

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization
  2. A state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
  3. A white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth

La was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and Vietnamese

LaToya Jackson

LaToya Jackson is a singer, songwriter, actress, and activist specializing in pop, R&B, and dance music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1972 to present. LaToya was born in 1956 as La Toya Yvonne Jackson in Gary, Indiana, United States.

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La La Vasquez

La La Vasquez is a disc jockey, television personality, and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. La was born in 1980 as Alani Nicole Vazquez in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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La Toya London

La Toya London is a musical artist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. La was born in 1978 as LaToya Renee London in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Other Inspirations for the Name La

La Fitness
La Dodgers
La Liga
La Liga Standings
La Pagina
La Police Gear
La Quinta
La Tasca
La Times

What does the name La mean?

Lis for lively, your life is full of energy!

Ais for amenable, for your easy going nature.

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