Lancelot

First Name
572
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
157
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Lancelot mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Lancelot

"Lancelot" is a name of French origin, and it means "Land". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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  1. (Arthurian legend) one of the knights of the Round Table; friend of King Arthur until (according to some versions of the legend) he became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere
Wiktionary

From Old French Lancelot, from Frankish Lanzo, pet name for male names beginning in Land-, and Old French diminutive endings -el and -ot.

  1. (Arthurian legend) One of the knights of the round table, a lover of Guinevere.
  2. A male given name.

Lancelot was also found in the following language(s): Middle French and Old French

Notable Persons Named Lancelot

Lancelot Eldin de Mole was an engineer and inventor. Lancelot was born on March 13th, 1880 in Adelaide. Lancelot is also known as De Mole and Lancelot Eldin. He died on May 6th, 1950.

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Lancelot Holland is a military person. His military service ended in 1941.

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Lancelot Andrewes was a preacher and translation. He died on September 25th, 1626.

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Lancelot Thomas Hogben was an experimental zoologist and medical statistician. Lancelot was born on December 9th, 1895 in Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom. He died on August 22nd, 1975.

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Sir Lancelot was a calypso and calypso music singing and actor. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1967. Lancelot was given the name Lancelot Victor Edward Pinard on March 24th, 1902 in Cumuto. He died on March 12th, 2001.

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Lancelot Blackburne was a christian bishop. Lancelot was born on December 10th, 1658. He passed away on March 23rd, 1743.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lancelot

Sir Lancelot was a calypso and calypso music singing and actor. He was most prominent from 1940 to 1967. Lancelot was given the name Lancelot Victor Edward Pinard on March 24th, 1902 in Cumuto. He died on March 12th, 2001.

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James Lancelot is a choir musician. He plays Organ (music). James was born on December 2nd, 1952.

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Jacques was born on April 24th, 1920 in Rouen. He died on February 7th, 2009.

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Claude was born in 1615 in Paris. He passed away in 1695.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1908 5 0 5
1915 5 0 5
1916 6 0 6
1919 5 0 5
1920 6 0 6
1921 5 0 5
1924 5 0 5
1931 6 0 6
1942 5 0 5
1947 6 0 6
1949 5 0 5
1954 6 0 6
1955 6 0 6
1957 6 0 6
1958 5 0 5
1961 5 0 5
1963 5 0 5
1964 6 0 6
1965 8 0 8
1967 6 0 6
1968 7 0 7
1971 7 0 7
1972 12 0 12
1973 6 0 6
1974 7 0 7
1975 9 0 9
1976 6 0 6
1977 5 0 5
1980 8 0 8
1981 12 0 12
1982 12 0 12
1983 10 0 10
1984 18 0 18
1985 8 0 8
1986 5 0 5
1987 12 0 12
1988 10 0 10
1989 13 0 13
1990 12 0 12
1991 8 0 8
1992 16 0 16
1993 11 0 11
1994 7 0 7
1995 16 0 16
1996 11 0 11
1997 9 0 9
1998 11 0 11
1999 13 0 13
2000 11 0 11
2001 11 0 11
2002 11 0 11
2003 11 0 11
2004 14 0 14
2005 12 0 12
2006 16 0 16
2007 11 0 11
2008 10 0 10
2009 8 0 8
2010 14 0 14
2011 9 0 9
2012 9 0 9
2013 7 0 7
2014 5 0 5
2015 11 0 11
2016 9 0 9

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Popularity of Lancelot as a last name

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Common last names for Lancelot

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lancelot U.S.
  White 77.07% 64.26%
  African American 10.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.18% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lancelot

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

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Fun Facts about the name Lancelot

  • How Popular is the name Lancelot? Lancelot is the 14,769th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lancelot was the 111,988th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lancelot have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 572 babies born with the first name Lancelot in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lancelot to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lancelot? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1908 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lancelot first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lancelot is Friday, August 28th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Lancelot born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lancelot was in 1984 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Lancelot Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lancelot is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Lancelot: Your name in reverse order is Tolecnal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cntalole. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lancelot? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 157 people with the last name Lancelot.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lancelot? Lancelot is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.