What does Laurie mean?
Laurie \la(u)-rie\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Laurie). Laurie's root is Latin, and the name Laurie means "the bay, or laurel plant". Laurie is a derivative of Laura (Latin). See also Lori.
Laurie▼ has 44 more different forms via Laura: Laralyn, Laranca, Lauraine, Lauralee, Laurana, Laure, Laureen▼, Laurel▼, Laurella, Lauren, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Laurentia, Laurentine, Laurestine, Lauretha, Lauretta▼, Laurette, Lauriane, Laurianne, Laurice, Lauricia, Laurina, Laurinda, Laurine, Laurita, Laurnea, Lavra, Lollie, Lolly, Loreen, Loren▼, Lorena▼, Lorene▼, Lorenza, Loretta▼, Lorette, Lorinda, Lorine▼, Lorita, Lorna▼, Lorretta and Lorrette.
Laurie is a very prominent first name for females (#192 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#8815 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Laurie for girls. Laurie reached its top position of #57 in the U.S. during the years 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Laurie and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Laurie appearing in the Top 1000 are Lauren (#94 last year), Laura (#318), Laurel (#817), Loretta, Lori, Lorie, Lorenza, Lorna, Lorrie, Lorri, Lorene, Lorine, Lora, Laurette, Lauretta, Laureen, Lauri, Loren, Lollie, Laurine and Lorena. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.459%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.0805%, down 82.5%), with forms like Laura, Lorena, Lauretta, Laureen and Lora falling out of style. Lauren (#94) is the most trendy girl name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)