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Pronounced Pron. lə-fəy-ET(American English)
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Meaning & History

Transferred use of the surname Lafayette. In the US, it was first used in the late 1700s as a masculine given name in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, a hero of the American War of Independence (who also left his name in a city of west-central Indiana on the Wabash River northwest of Indianapolis).
Added 10/3/2007 by august
Edited 5/13/2021 by LMS, Frollein Gladys, Callirrhoe and more