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Meaning and Origin of: Lama

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Darkness of lips

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian : topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh, lama (from Latin lama). In some cases the Italian and Spanish name may be habitational, from any of numerous places named with this word.
  • Buddhist name found among people from Tibet and Nepal, from Tibetan blama ‘priest’, ‘monk’.