Boy name origins & meanings
- American : Word as a name; roper
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- Dutch and Belgian (van Lare) : habitational name from a common place name, Laar (places in North Brabant, Limburg, Gelderland, Utrecht, and Overijssel, and the Belgian province of Liège), meaning ‘woodland clearing’, ‘marshy land’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.