Lalla is an ancient name of Amazighy (aka Saharan) origin taken from the Amazighy Language called Tamazight to mean Lady.
Lalla: Literally means Lady but when used in Royal Circles the term means The Noble Princess. Also when used by a person not of royal birth it means: Noble Lady.
Sherifa: (Older than the term Lalla) This term when solely used in the Cultural sense, refers to the Ancient Saharan Sherifi Dynasty from which all Ancient Saharan Kingdoms (including the Alaouites of Morocco) descended from. This term is taken to mean The Honorable. In addition when used solely as a Title, means The Honorable Prince(ss).
However when not used in the cultural sense, the term carries a negative connotation.
Moulay: Emperor, later they started to use the term Moulay Al-Sultan to demonstrate the merging of both African and Arab Cultures. Post Arab and Trans-Saharan wars.
Originally Posted by Lobo
What Lalla means?