Lal Name Meaning

Indian (northern states): Hindu name found in several communities, meaning ‘darling’, from Sanskrit lala ‘cajoling’ (related to Sanskrit lalana ‘caressing’). In several modern Indian languages lal is a term of endearment for a child; it is also an epithet of the god Krishna. There is also a homonymous word lal in Hindi, from Persian meaning ‘ruby’, ‘red’, which may have increased the popularity of this name. It occurs more commonly as the final element of a compound personal name, as in Brajlal (Braj being the name of the place where the god Krishna is supposed to have lived as a child) and Motilal (Hindi moti ‘pearl’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Lala, Pal, Bal, Lad, Rao, Gal, Dal, Lau, Hall, Lai

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Lal Family Origin

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Lal Family Occupations

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In 1939, Builders Labourer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Lal. 15% of Lal men worked as a Builders Labourer and 34% of Lal women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lal were None Old Age Pensioner and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
  • Chef (oriental F
  • Medical Student Attached As Dresser To Charing Cross Hospital
  • None Old Age Pensioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housekeeper
  • Librarian
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Lal Historical Records

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Census Record

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Draft Card

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Lal Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Lal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Lal in 1965 was 51, and 70 in 2004.

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