Lancelot Name Meaning & Origin

Lancelot

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One of my close friends has been dating a guy named Lancelot for about two years now. He never goes by a nickname. He's Belgian, which I thought may have been the reason to encounter such an unusual name, in Maryland of all places, but all of his siblings have very traditional names. He isn't the youngest so it isn't as if they ran out of names. He's a really relaxed, kind, smart and funny guy, though, so while I find it strange to name a child Lancelot these days, it happens and I, at least, have a positive association for the name.

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Meanings and history of the name Lancelot

Meaning unknown, possibly an Old French diminutive of Lanzo. In Arthurian legend Lancelot was the bravest of the Knights of the Round Table. He became the lover of Arthur's wife Guinevere. His earliest appearance is in the works of the 12th-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes.

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Lancelot in song, story & screen

Lancelot, a character seen in Shrek The Third with a horse, and Shrek mistakes him as Arthur at first

On the TV show, Bones, Lancelot is the real name of Doctor Sweets, who helps solve the cases when his expertise in psychology can be used to bring out the truth from a suspect, or generally finding important information by understanding the murderer on some level. His real name is only used around the time he is first introduced and by the girl who he has an on and off again relationship with.

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