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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Gaelic : Soft-spoken
  • Latin : Laurel crown

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish (Ulster, Leinster, and Kerry) : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Leathlobhair ‘descendant of Leathlobhar’, a personal name composed of the elements leath ‘half’ (i.e. ‘somewhat’, ‘fairly’) and lobar ‘leprous’, ‘sick’. The name seems to have been originally a byname for a man of unhealthy constitution.

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