Updated June 9, 2019

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How Popular Is The Name Lavelle

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Maoil Fhábhail ‘descendant of Maolfhábhail’, a personal name meaning ‘fond of movement or travel’.
  • English : from the common French place name Laval, from Old French val ‘valley’. This is also a Huguenot name (with the same etymology), taken to England by Etienne-Abel Laval, a minister of the French church in Castle Street, London, around 1730.
  • French : habitational name from Lavelle in Puy-de-Dôme or various other, smaller places so named.