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Lamar

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34k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lamar

"Lamar" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "From the sea". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. A surname​.
  2. A city in Arkansas.
  3. A city in Colorado.
  4. A city in Missouri.
  5. A village in Nebraska.
  6. A town in Oklahoma.
  7. A town in South Carolina.

Notable Persons Named Lamar

Lamar Odom is a basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers, Laboral Kutxa Baskonia, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers, and Dallas Mavericks. His career lasted from 1999 to 2014. Lamar was born on November 6th, 1979 in Queens.

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Lamar Alexander is a Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, Pensions, Chairman of theSenate Committee on Health, Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, 5th United States Secretary of Education, and Republican Conference Chairman of the United S. Lamar was born on July 3rd, 1940 in Maryville, Tennessee.

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Lamar Smith is a Chairman of the House Science Committee, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman of the House Ethics Committee, Bexar County Commissioner, from the 3rd district, Chairman of theHouse Science Committee, Chairman of theHouse Judiciary Committee,. Lamar was born on November 19th, 1947 in San Antonio.

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Lamar Hunt was an american football player. Lamar was born on August 2nd, 1932 in El Dorado, Arkansas. He passed away on December 13th, 2006.

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Lamar Miller is a football player for the Miami Dolphins. Lamar was born on April 25th, 1991 in Miami.

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Lamar Patterson is a basketball player for the Canton Charge, Tofaş Bursa, →Austin Spurs, →Canton Charge, and Atlanta Hawks in the NBA Development League. His ongoing career started in 2014. Lamar was born on August 12th, 1991 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is a hip hop music and west coast hip hop musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Kendrick was given the name Kendrick Lamar Duckworth on June 17th, 1987 in Compton, California, U.S. Kendrick is also known as K-Dot.

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Rich Homie Quan is a hip hop music rapping and singing. He was most prominent from 2012 to 2012. Rich was given the name Dequantes Devontay Lamar on October 4th, 1989 in , U.S.

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Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar was a President of the Republic of Texas, Vice-President of the Republic of Texas, United States Ambassador to Nicaragua, and United States Ambassador to Costa Rica. Mirabeau was born on August 16th, 1798 in near Louisville, Georgia. He breathed his last breath on December 19th, 1859.

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Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar was a professor, lawyer, and politician. Lucius was born on September 17th, 1825 in Eatonton, Georgia. He left this life on January 23rd, 1893.

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Joseph Rucker Lamar was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Joseph was born on October 15th, 1857 in Ruckersville, Elbert County, Georgia. He breathed his last breath on January 2nd, 1916.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 5 0 5
1885 14 0 14
1887 7 0 7
1888 7 0 7
1890 5 0 5
1891 5 0 5
1892 10 0 10
1893 10 0 10
1894 10 0 10
1895 10 0 10
1896 7 0 7
1897 15 0 15
1898 10 0 10
1899 12 0 12
1900 16 0 16
1901 14 0 14
1902 15 0 15
1903 6 0 6
1904 10 0 10
1905 15 0 15
1906 17 0 17
1907 31 0 31
1908 19 0 19
1909 20 0 20
1910 34 0 34
1911 34 5 29
1912 52 0 52
1913 83 5 78
1914 104 5 99
1915 132 7 125
1916 172 5 167
1917 169 6 163
1918 169 8 161
1919 163 0 163
1920 189 6 183
1921 179 0 179
1922 202 13 189
1923 215 6 209
1924 234 0 234
1925 246 8 238
1926 227 7 220
1927 229 5 224
1928 238 5 233
1929 225 8 217
1930 229 0 229
1931 221 6 215
1932 236 8 228
1933 244 0 244
1934 228 8 220
1935 217 0 217
1936 198 0 198
1937 225 5 220
1938 220 9 211
1939 217 7 210
1940 211 0 211
1941 219 0 219
1942 231 6 225
1943 249 8 241
1944 228 5 223
1945 198 0 198
1946 225 9 216
1947 286 9 277
1948 291 7 284
1949 276 9 267
1950 287 11 276
1951 294 10 284
1952 284 8 276
1953 282 10 272
1954 304 14 290
1955 290 10 280
1956 272 0 272
1957 291 11 280
1958 269 8 261
1959 278 7 271
1960 279 12 267
1961 275 16 259
1962 272 12 260
1963 235 9 226
1964 269 12 257
1965 251 10 241
1966 228 9 219
1967 271 9 262
1968 317 15 302
1969 330 16 314
1970 408 9 399
1971 401 12 389
1972 433 9 424
1973 355 9 346
1974 333 11 322
1975 339 16 323
1976 379 17 362
1977 531 16 515
1978 494 14 480
1979 585 10 575
1980 622 11 611
1981 592 6 586
1982 559 11 548
1983 615 16 599
1984 567 18 549
1985 545 10 535
1986 625 8 617
1987 622 11 611
1988 674 6 668
1989 748 11 737
1990 699 10 689
1991 550 0 550
1992 503 7 496
1993 404 0 404
1994 372 0 372
1995 306 0 306
1996 296 0 296
1997 323 0 323
1998 251 0 251
1999 256 0 256
2000 286 0 286
2001 288 0 288
2002 242 0 242
2003 237 0 237
2004 267 5 262
2005 303 0 303
2006 352 13 339
2007 354 17 337
2008 330 25 305
2009 322 31 291
2010 359 28 331
2011 352 38 314
2012 317 29 288
2013 374 49 325
2014 317 51 266
2015 335 60 275
2016 287 59 228

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Popularity of Lamar as a first name

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Popularity of Lamar as a last name

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Common last names for Lamar

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Miller
  • Anderson
  • Harris
  • Thompson
  • Robinson
  • Taylor
  • Carter
  • Roberts
  • Adams

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lamar U.S.
  White 51.14% 64.26%
  African American 39.09% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.86% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.57% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.82% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lamar

People with the last name Lamar are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lamar

  • How Popular is the name Lamar? Lamar is the 1,277th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lamar was the 3,057th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lamar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 33,522 babies born with the first name Lamar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lamar to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lamar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lamar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lamar is Monday, November 6th, 1820.
  • What year had the most people named Lamar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lamar was in 1989 with a total of 737 babies.
  • Random Lamar Factoid: According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lamar ranks 91st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Utah. Imagine that, 14 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1923.
  • Weird things about the name Lamar: Your name in reverse order is Ramal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rmaal. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lamar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,733 people with the last name Lamar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lamar? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Lamar 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).
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