Lam and its various forms has several meanings.


*Lām, a letter of the Arabic alphabet


*A part of the phrase "on the lam"
*Mor lam, an ancient Lao form of song in Laos:Lam saravane music genre:Lam luang music genre
*Lam, Germany, a town in Bavaria


*Lactational amenorrhea method, a contraceptive method
*Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique - National airline of Mozambique
*LAM, an internet slang acronym meaning "leave a message"
*LAM, the International Air Transport Association airport code for Los Alamos Airport
*LAM/MPI, an MPI programming environment and development system for heterogeneous computers on a network
*Land-Air 'Mech, a variety of BattleMech in the "BattleTech" board game
*Loadable Authentication Modules, an authentication framework used by IBM AIX [ [ Kernel Extensions and Device Support Programming Concepts - Loadable Authentication Module Programming Interface ] ]
*Lobe Attachment Module - a type of token ring connection.
*London After Midnight, an L.A. Band.
*Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease
*the collection code of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
*Lightweight Attack Munition, a weapon in the computer game "Deus Ex"
*Lipoarabinomannan, a glycolipid associated with the cell wall of Mycobacterium tubercolosis
*Laser aiming module, a term for laser sights for firearms


May be an abbreviation for:
*The Book of Lamentations in the Tanakh.
*Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744–1829), French naturalist.
*Short for Lamborghini.
*Abbreviation for Laser Aiming Module on certain firearms.



Lam is a surname in Southern India.


Lâm is a common Vietnamese surname.:Andrew Lam, writer:Lam Quang Thi, member of the South Vietnamese military:Tony Lam, Vietnamese American politician


Lam is a common Cantonese (Hong Kong) surname. It is a variant of Mandarin Chinese "Lin".

:Adrian Lam, coach:Anthony Lam, fire fighter:Bun-Ching Lam, concert pianist and composer:Carol Lam, ex. US Attorney:Chet Lam, singer/songwriter:Chua Lam, newspaper columnist:Dale Lam, choreographer:David Lam, Lieutenant Governor:Derek Lam, fashion designer:Eman Lam, musician:George Lam (林子祥), singer:James Lam, author and consultant:Karena Lam (林嘉欣), actress:Lam Bun, radio commentator:Lam Kor-wan, serial killer:Pat Lam, rugby player:Raymond Lam, actor:Richard Lam, lyricist:Ringo Lam, film director:Stephen Lam, government official:Tony Lam, politician:Sandy Lam, singer:Sarah Lam, actress:Wifredo Lam, artist:Yin-ling Lam, news broadcaster

Lam is also an uncommon (South East Asia) surname. It is a variant of Mandarin Chinese "Lan" literary means "blue".


Lam is a common (Hakka) surname. It is a variant of Mandarin Chinese "Lan" literally means "blue"(蓝). It is sometimes written as Lum.

Other nationalities

*Adrian Lam, Australian rugby league player
*Jan Lam, Polish journalist
*Simon S. Lam, American professor

Fictional people

*Carolyn Lam, character in "Stargate SG-1"
*Donald Lam, Erle Stanley Gardner detective

ee also

*Tai Lam Country Park, Hong Kong
*Po Lam, area of Hong Kong
*Lam Research, semiconductor design company
*Phra Lak Phra Lam, Lao version of the Ramayana
*Monts de Lam, a department of Chad
*Lum Invader, a fictional character from the manga and anime series "Urusei Yatsura" whose name is sometimes romanized as "Lam"


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