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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lawal

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Alt. Meaning

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

A is for articulate, a regular wordsmith

W is for willing, to go the extra mile

A is for aptitudes, your special capabilities shine

L is for love, your love of life!

Notable Persons Named Lawal

Lawal Musa Daura is a Director General of the State Security Service and Director General of theState Security Service. Lawal was born in Katsina State.


Lawal Ismail is a soccer player for the Vasalunds IF, IFK Göteborg, and Syrianska FC. Lawal was born on September 5th, 1991 in Nigeria.


Lawal Jafaru Isa is an Administrator of Kaduna State.


Lawal Kaita is a Governor of Kaduna State and List of Governors of Kaduna State. Lawal was born on October 4th, 1932 in Katsina.


Lawal Ningi Haruna is an Administrator of Borno State, Nigeria, and Administrator ofBorno State. Lawal was born in 1957.


Lawal Fatai Adewale is an athlete for the Prime F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lawal

Muhammed was born on January 11th, 1981 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


Gani Lawal is a basketball player for the Reno Bighorns, →Iowa Energy, Zastal Zielona Góra, Phoenix Suns, Basket Zielona Góra, Xinjiang Flying Tigers, Chorale Roanne Basket, Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, Olimpia Milano, and Trabzonspor B.K. in the NBA Development League. He has been prominent since 2010. Gani was born on November 7th, 1988 in College Park, Georgia.


Shane Lawal is a basketball player for the FC Barcelona Lassa, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), CB Guadalajara, Al-Ahli Benghazi (basketball club), CB Clavijo, Scaligera Basket Verona, BC Astana, Dinamo Basket Sassari, and FC Barcelona Bàsquet in the Liga ACB and Euroleague. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Shane was born on October 8th, 1986 in Abeokuta, Nigeria.


Raheem Lawal is a soccer player for the Osmanlıspor, CD Atlético Baleares, Adana Demirspor, Mersin İdmanyurdu, Eskişehirspor, and Nigeria national football team. Raheem was born on May 4th, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria.


Garba Lawal is a soccer player for the Kaduna United F.C., Bridge FC, Espérance Sportive de Tunis, Roda JC Kerkrade, PFC Levski Sofia, IF Elfsborg, C.D. Santa Clara, Iraklis 1908 Thessaloniki F.C., Guangzhou R&F F.C., Lobi Stars F.C., and Nigeria national football team. Garba was born on May 22nd, 1974 in Kaduna.


Kase was born on June 30th, 1954 in Ibadan. Kase is also known as Lawal and Kase Lukman.


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Popularity of Lawal as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lawal U.S.
  White 1.63% 64.26%
  African American 95.36% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.62% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lawal

People with the last name Lawal are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lawal

  • How Popular is the name Lawal? As a last name Lawal was the 20,529th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Lawal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Lawal is Friday, January 17th, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Lawal? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Lawal. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Lawal: Your name in reverse order is Lawal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Waall. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lawal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,292 people with the last name Lawal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lawal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lawal as their last name since less than 1 person in 227k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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