What does Laurie mean?
Laurie [lau-rie] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Laurie) has its root in Latin, and the name Laurie means "the bay, or laurel plant". Laurie is a version of Laura (Latin) with the suffix -ie. See also Lori.
Associated with: bay (tree).
Laurie has 23 more different relations via Laura: Lauraine, Lauralee, Laurana, Laure, Laureen, Laurel, Lauren▼, Laurena, Laurence, Laurene, Laurette, Lauriane, Laurianne, Laurice, Lauricia, Laurina, Laurinda, Laurine, Laurita, Laurnea, Lavra, Lollie and Lorine▼.Creative forms:
(female) Lakrie, Lirie, ..
(male) Lauris, Lauroy, .. Middle name pairings:
Laurie Abbigail (L.A.), ..
How popular is Laurie?
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Laurie for girls. Laurie reached its top position of #58 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Shown below is an analysis of the ranking of the girl name Laurie and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Laurie appearing in the Top 2000 are Lauren (#119 from recent data), Laura (#322), Laurel (#772), Lori (#1608), Loree, Lora, Lollie, Lorie, Lorri, Lory, Lorry, Lorrie, Laurine, Lorine, Laurena, Laureen, Laure, Lauralee, Laurence, Laurene, Laurice, Lauri, Laurette and Laurinda. Other forms, like Laurina, are uncommon. These forms of Laurie were at the apex of their popularity in the 1960s (adoption of 3.3%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.3%, ▼92.4%), with forms like Laurie going out of style.
Laurie▼ is alike in pronunciation to Lara, Larae, Laray, Laree, Larra, Liri, Loria, Lorrae, Lorree, Lura▼ and Lyria. Other recommended names are Barrie, Baubie, Carie, Carrie▼, Gauri, Harrie, Karie, Karrie▼, Lacie, Lailie, Lallie, Lanie, Lannie, Larine, Lassie, Latrice▼, Laural, Laurelie, Lauriel, Laurin, Lauryn▼, Laycie, Loire, Lucie, Marie▼, Maudie▼, Maure, Maurie, Maurine▼, Maurise, Paulie, Sarie and Taubie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Laurie.See names in meaning and etymology.