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What does Laurence mean?

Laurence Pronunciation of Laurence [lau-rence] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Laurence) is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Laurence is "from Laurentum". Feminine of Lawrence.


Laurence has 11 variants: Larenzina, Larsina, Larsine, Laurentia, Laurentina, Laurentine, Laurentyna, Laurentyne, Lorenza, Lourenca and Lourence.

Affiliated girl names: Laura and Lauren.

3 masculine forms: Larry, Laurean and Lawrence.

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Middle name pairings:
Laurence Sailor (L.S.), ..

How popular is Laurence?

Laurence is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3629 out of 4276, Top 85%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#9789 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Laurence was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its apex position of #1508 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Laurence are Lauren (#119 via latest list), Laura (#322), Lorenza and Lawrence. Usage of these forms of Laurence was common among parents in 1990 (adoption of 2.25%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.23%, 90%), with versions such as Lauren becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurence, Laura, Lauren, Lawrence, Lorenza in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aurene, Cadence, Capreece, Catreece, Dareece, Florence, Kadence, Karene, Kaydence, Labrenda, Lacene, Laniece, Laraene, Laranca (see Laura), Laree, Lareine, Laren, Larena, Larine, Larren, Latreece, Latreese, Latrice, Lauraine, Lauralee, Lauralle (see Laurel), Laurana, Laure, Laureen, Laurel, Laurelei, Laurelie, Laurell, Laurella, Laurelle, Laurena, Laurenca, Laurene, Laurenne, Laurenza, Lauretha, Lauretta, Laurette, Lauriane, Laurianne, Laurice, Laurie, Laurin, Laurina, Laurinda, Laurine, Laurnea (see Laura), Lauryn, Laurynn, Letreece, Lorene, Lucrece, Lurette, Lurlene, Maurene, Maurine, Maxence, Patience, Patreece, Patreice, Paulene, Prudence, Sabrene and Sarene. These names tend to be less commonly used than Laurence.

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