Lathalmond DFL S NT092922 1 384 180m SOF

Lau<t>hamo<t>ht 1561 Dunf. Reg. p. 426 [printed Lauchamocht]
Lathawmoth 1561 Dunf. Reg. p. 439
Lathalmound 1609 Dunf. Reg. p. 504
Lethamen 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Lathamount 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Lathalmont 1853 x 1856 OS Name Book 6, 39 [variant spelling]
Lathalmond 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

? G leth + ? + ? G monadh

The forms of this Celtic name appear too late for any certain etymology to emerge. However, the first element is probably G leth ‘half’, while the final one might derive from G monadh ‘hill, upland grazing’, appropriate enough for this upland area, perhaps referring originally to present-day Lathalmond Hill (245m). Bowleys (Powlies 1775 Ainslie/Fife), which lies c.600 m to the north-east of Lathalmond, contains Sc bow ‘cattle’, underlining the pastoral nature of the area.

/ləθˈa:mənd/ or /ləˈθa:mənd/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1