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Meaning and name origin
Lauren \la(u)-ren\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.
Lauren has 33 variant forms: Laren, Larentia, Larentina, Larenzina, Larren, Laryn, Larryn, Larrynn, Larsina, Larsine, Laurence, Laurenne, Laurin, Lauryn, Laurynn, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenn, Lorenza, Lorin, Loryn, Lorne, Lorren, Lorrin, Lorrynn, Lourenca, Lourence, Loren, Lowran, Lowrenn, Lowrynn and L'Wren.
Lauren is a very popular first name for females (#162 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#33424 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lauren for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lauren and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Laura, Lauren, Lauryn, Loren, Lorena, Lorene, Lorenza and Lorna. (2015 statistics).
Lauren is also pronounced similarly to Laureen, Laurene and Laurine. Other suggested similar baby names are Larena, Laurana, Laure, Laurel, Laurena, Laurina and Laurnea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lauren.
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