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Meaning and Origin

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

Notable Persons Named La

She holds the title Baby Sister" and I Don't Play That". She has been prominent since 1972. La was given the name La Toya Yvonne Jackson on May 29th, 1956 in Gary, Indiana, U.S.

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La La Anthony is a television personality. She has been prominent since 1998. La was given the name Alani Nicole Vázquez on June 25th, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. La is also known as La La".

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La was born on November 3rd, 1989 in Gómez Palacio, Durango. La is also known as Brillante Jr., Guerrero Azteca, and Rey Azteca.

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La Lupe was a salsa, bolero, and salsa music musician. Her career lasted from 1958 to 1980. La was given the name Lupe Victoria Yolí Raymond on December 23rd, 1939. La is also known as La Lupe, La Yiyiyi, La Reina de la Cancion Latina ", and La Reina de la Cancion Latina (The Queen of Latin Soul)". She breathed her last breath on February 29th, 1992.

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La Monte Young is a minimal music, experimental music, and contemporary classical music composer and artist. La was given the name La Monte Thornton Young on October 14th, 1935 in Bern, Idaho, U.S.

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Laraine Day was an actress. She was most prominent from 1937 to 1937. Laraine was given the name La Raine Johnson on October 13th, 1920 in Roosevelt, Utah, United States. Laraine is also known as Laraine Jonson. She left this life on November 10th, 2007.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name La

La is a queen and high priestess, witch, queen regnant, high priest, and witchcraft.

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Gabby La La is an experimental rock musician. She plays Sitar, Accordion, Ukulele, and Theremin. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Gabby was given the name Gabby Lang . Gabby is also known as Gabby La La.

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La La is a singer and songwriter. La was given the name La Forrest Cope .

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Rekky Shane La is an athlete for the Venture Community F.C.

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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 6 6 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

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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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Fun Facts about the name La

  • How Popular is the name La? La is the 7,399th most popular name of all time. As a last name La was the 5,242nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name La have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,742 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 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name La is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2000.
  • 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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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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