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Origin and Meaning of Lar

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lar
A tutelary deity; a deceased ancestor regarded as a protector of the family. The domestic Lares were the tutelar deities of a house; household gods.Hearth or dwelling house.

Etymology: L

noun Lar
A species of gibbon (Hylobates lar), found in Burmah. Called also white-handed gibbon.

Borrowing from Latin lār (“guardian spirit”) from Etruscan.

  1. A household or ancestral god in ancient Rome
  2. The lar gibbon.

lar was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, Latin, Lojban, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old English, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Lar

Lar Gand is a comics character. He holds the title Valor.


Lar Lubovitch is a choreographer. He has been prominent since 1964. Lar was born on April 9th, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Lar Corbett is a gaelic games player for the Thurles Sarsfields GAA. He was most active from 1998 to present.


Lar Foley is a gaelic games player for the St Vincents GAA. His most notable accomplishments were from 1956 to 1976.


Lar Prendergast is an athlete for the Oulart the Ballagh GAA. Lar was born in Oulart.


Lar Din Maw Yar is an athlete for the Hanthawaddy United F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lar

Solomon Daushep Lar was a Member of the Federal Parliament, Minister of Police Affairs, National Chairman of the PDP, Governor of Plateau State, and List of Governors of Plateau State. Solomon was born in 1933 in Langtang, Nigeria. He breathed his last breath on October 9th, 2013.



Victor Lar is a Federal Representative for Langtang North and South, Plateau State, and Senator for Plateau South.


Thaw Dar Cho Lar is an athlete for the Mahar United F.C.


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Popularity of Lar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lar U.S.
  White 16.31% 64.26%
  African American 2.72% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 71.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.81% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.55% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lar

People with the last name Lar are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Lar

  • How Popular is the name Lar? As a last name Lar was the 60,790th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Lar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Lar is Sunday, July 15th, 1877.
  • How unique is the name Lar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Lar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Lar: Your name in reverse order is Ral. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lra. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 331 people with the last name Lar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lar as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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