Lanzelot is the variant of the Old German name 'Lancelot,' This remarkable and legendary name is commonly given to boys. Some sources believe it was a name of an Arthurian legend, a famous knight at the round table and close companion to King Arthur. The meaning of Lanzelot is 'servant'. It also refers to the phrase 'God-like.' This famous name was used as a title for an opera piece in 1969 by Paul Dessau to a libretto by Heiner Müller and Ginka Tsholakova.