Given Name LESTAT

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: lə-STAT (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Name used by author Anne Rice for a character in her 'Vampire Chronicles' series of novels, first released in 1976, where it belongs to the French vampire Lestat de Lioncourt. Rice possibly intended the name to appear derived from Old French or Occitan l'estat "state, status", though apparently her husband's name Stan was inspiration.


invented, literature, uncertain etymology
Entry updated January 25, 2013