Name Lancelot Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Lancelot


Lancelot is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name Lancelot?

Lancelot is a name of the Arthurian legend. He is one of the greatest Knights of the Round Table and the lover of Guinevere. He was left at a lake by his mother as a child and was raised by Nimue, the Lady of the Lake. The etymologically origin of the Lancelot is unknown. It may be of Old French, Germanic and Old High German origin, but could be derived from the early form Alanus-à-Lot.

What does the name Lancelot mean?

Lancelot could mean “servant” (from Old French “l’ancelot”) or “land” (from Old High German “landa”). Besides, Lancelot could be derived from the Germanic name Wlancloth with roots in Old English “wlenceo” meaning “pride” and “loða” meaning “cloak”. Derived from Alanus-à-Lot, Lancelot means “Alan of the Lot River”.

Pronunciation of Lancelot

Variants of the name Lancelot


Popularity of the name Lancelot

The name Lancelot is ranked #9093 overall.

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