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Of Germanic or Greek origin.

1) Of Germanic origin.

Possibly Lancelot is a French form of the old Germanic name Lanzo, from the Germanic word “land”, meaning “land”.

2) Of Greek origin.

From the Greek word «λόγχη» (lónkhē), meaning “spear”, “lance”.

According to the Arthurian legend, Lancelot was one of the “Knights of the Round Table”. He was a great swordsman and King’s Arthur best friend until he fell in love with Queen Guinevere.

Associated with the name Lance.

Other forms of the name are Lancelott, Lanz, Lanzo, Launcelot, Lancel.

Lancelot has never entered the top-1000 baby names’ popularity list in the U.S.A.

In 1997, it was ranked #1059 in the Australian baby name’s popularity list.