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What does Laureen mean?

Laureen /lau-reen/ as a girls' name is of Latin origin, and Laureen means "the bay, or laurel plant". Laureen is a version of Laura (Latin) with the suffix -een.

Associated with: bay (tree)


Laureen has 10 variants: Lauraine, Lauren, Laurene, Lauriane, Laurianne, Laurine, Loreen, Loren, Lorene and Lorine.

Laureen has 18 more relations via Laura: Larea, Lauralee, Laurana, Laure, Laurel, Laurella, Laurena, Laurence, Lauretha, Lauretta, Laurette, Lauri, Laurice, Laurie, Laurina, Laurita, Laurnea and Loree.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Lereen, Lireen, ..

(male) Lauan, Laulyn, ..

How popular is Laureen?

Laureen is a very prominent first name for women (#1484 out of 4276, Top 35%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Laureen for girls. Laureen entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #616 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laureen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laureen outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the history of Laureen and affiliated names. Lauren (#94 via latest list), Laura (#318), Laurel (#817), Laurine, Loree, Laurie, Laurice, Lorene, Loren, Lorine, Loreen, Lauretta, Laure, Lauralee, Laurena, Laurence, Laurette, Laurene and Lauri are the popular variation forms of Laureen rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Laureen was common in 1990 (average #1586) and has become much diminished since (#1761, 87% less usage), with versions such as Laura becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laureen, Laura, Lauralee, Laure, Laurel in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lauren, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Lauretta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurette, Lauri, Laurice, Laurie, Laurine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loree, Loreen, Loren, Lorene, Lorine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laura, Lauren outside U.S.

Similar Names


Laureen is pronounced similarly to Laraene, Lareine, Laren, Larren, Larryn, Larrynn, Laryn, Laurenne, Laurin, Lauryn, Laurynn, Loreene, Lorenn, Lorren and Lowrenn. Other suggested similar names are Caileen, Caleen, Careen, Carlen, Carmen, Carreen, Carwen, Catreen, Cayleen, Claireen, Dareen, Daveen, Doreen, Dorreen, Eireen, Faeleen, Fanceen (see Fanny), Gayleen, Harleen, Ireen, Jayleen, Kamren, Kareen, Karmen, Kayleen, Koreen, L'Wren, Laree, Lareina, Larena, Larreina, Larsen, Latreese, Laurelei, Laurelie, Laurell, Laurelle, Lauriel, Lurleen, Lurlene, Mareen, Margeen, Marlen, Marrlen, Maureen, Naydeen, Nureen, Pauleen, Raeleen, Rayleen, Sabreen, Sareen, Sasheen, Shireen, Taleen, Taren, Tarren, Treen, Yasmeen and Zareen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Laureen.