Lama Family History
Lama Name Meaning
Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian: topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh, lama (from Latin lama). In some cases the Italian and Spanish name may be habitational, from any of numerous places named with this word. Buddhist name found among people from Tibet and Nepal, from Tibetan blama ‘priest’, ‘monk’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press