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What does Lauren mean?

Lauren /lau-ren/ as a girls' name (also used less widely as boys' name Lauren) is pronounced LAWR-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lauren is "the bay, or laurel plant".

Feminine of Lawrence or variant of Laura. The earliest feminine form of the name was Laurentia, dating from the time of the early Romans. The name was first made popular by Lauren Bacall in the 1940s. The fashion designer Ralph Lauren has given the name fashionable associations. See also Lorna. Model Lauren Hutton; First Daughter Lauren Bush; basketball player Lauren Jackson.

Associated with: romans


Lauren has 33 variants: L'Wren, Laren, Larentia, Larentina, Larenzina, Larren, Larryn, Larrynn, Larsina, Larsine, Laryn, Laurence, Laurenne, Laurin, Lauryn, Laurynn, Loren, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenn, Lorenza, Lorin, Lorne, Lorren, Lorrin, Lorrynn, Loryn, Lourenca, Lourence, Lowran, Lowrenn and Lowrynn.

Lauren has 29 more relations via Laura, Lorna: Larea, Lari, Lauraine, Lauralee, Laurana, Laure, Laureen, Laurel, Laurella, Laurena, Laurene, Laurentia, Lauretha, Lauretta, Laurette, Lauri, Lauriane, Laurice, Laurie, Laurina, Laurinda, Laurine, Laurita, Laurnea, Lavra, Lawra, Loree, Loreen and Lorey.

Lauren has 2 masculine forms: Laurean and Loren.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Lausen, Luren, ..

(male) Laulan, Laurenis, ..

How popular is Lauren?

Lauren is a very popular first name for females (#162 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#29261 out of 150436, Top 19%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lauren for girls. Lauren entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #10 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #94 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Lauren and related names. Laura (#318 last year), Lauryn (#515), Laurel (#817), Lorena (#1218), Lawrence, Lorin, Lorna, Laurine, Loree, Loreen, Lorene, Laurinda, Loren, Lorenza, Laurie, Laurena, Laureen, Laure, Lauralee, Laurence, Laurene, Laurice, Lauri, Laurette, Lauretta and Laurin are the popular varying forms of Lauren (#94 last year) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Lauren was common in 1990 (adoption of 2.34%) and has become significantly lower since (adoption 0.33%, 85.9% less), with versions such as Lauri becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurinda, Laurine, Lauryn, Lawrence, Loree in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Loreen, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenza in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorin, Lorna in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Lauren is alike in pronunciation to Laraene, Lareine, Larine and Lorryn. Other suggested similar names are Camren, Caren, Carren, Faren, Farren, Kamren, Karen, Karren, Laiken, Laken, Laree, Lareina, Larena, Larina, Larreina, Larsen, Laural, Laurell, Laurenca, Laurenza, Lauriel, Maren, Maure, Maureen, Maurene, Taren and Tarren. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lauren.