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Alternative forms[edit]


French surname from Occitan, "the little beech tree".


  • IPA(key): /ˌlæfiːˈɛt/, /ˌlɑːfiːˈɛt/

Proper noun[edit]

Lafayette (countable and uncountable, plural Lafayettes)

  1. Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (1757–1834), a French aristocrat who is considered a national hero in both France and the United States for his participation in the French and American revolutions.
  2. A number of places in the United States named for the Marquis de La Fayette:
    1. A city in Contra Costa County, California.
    2. A city and home rule municipality of Boulder County, Colorado.
    3. A city, the county seat of Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
    4. A large city, the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.
      Meronym: McComb
    5. A small city in Nicollet County, Minnesota.
    6. A village in Allen County, Ohio.
    7. A census-designated place in Madison County, Ohio.
    8. A city in Yamhill County, Oregon.
    9. A city, the county seat of Macon County, Tennessee.
    10. A census-designated place in Montgomery County, Virginia.
    11. A town in Chippewa County, Wisconsin.
    12. A town in Monroe County, Wisconsin.
    13. A town in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
    14. A number of townships in the United States, listed under Lafayette Township.
  3. (countable) A surname from French.
  4. (US, countable) A male given name transferred from the surname, originally in honor of the Marquis.

Derived terms[edit]



Borrowed from Occitan La Faieta.


  • (Belgium, France) IPA(key): /la.fa.jɛt/

Proper noun[edit]

Lafayette f

  1. Lafayette
    1. a surname
    2. any of a number of U.S. places