Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from the Yiddish personal name lakhman, a variant of Nachman.
  • Dutch : of uncertain origin. Compare German Lachmann.
  • Guyanese and Trinidadian name found among people of Indian origin : from the Hindu personal name Lakshman, from Sanskrit laḳsmạna ‘one who has auspicious marks’. See Lakhani.