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Meaning and Origin of: Lala

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Slavic : Tulip
  • Hindi : Variety; beauty
  • American : God is gracious
  • African : Dark beauty; born at night

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Indian (northern states) : Hindu name (Bania, Kayasth), from Hindi lālā, a term of respect, used especially for members of Vaisya and Kayasth communities; typically bankers, merchants, tradesmen, schoolmasters, and clerks. It is probably related to Lal.
  • Southern Italian : from modern Greek Lalas; the frequency of the name in the parochial records of Piana degli Albanesi leads Caracausi to suggest it may have been taken to Italy by Albanian settlers.