Meaning and Origin of: Lavin
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First name origins & meanings:
- Latin : Purity
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Last name origin & meaning:
- Irish (Connacht) : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Láimhín, a reduced form of Ó Flaithimhín ‘descendant of Flaithimhín’, a personal name from a diminutive of flaith ‘prince’, ‘ruler’. This name is sometimes translated Hand, from the similarity of the reduced form to lámh ‘hand’.
- English : from the medieval female personal name Lavin(a) (from Latin Lavinia, of unknown origin)
- Spanish (Lavín) : habitational name from Lavin, a place so named in the Santander province.
- Respelling of French Lavigne.