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). Somewhat infrequently used as a birth name for females. 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 (#11355 out of 88799, Top 13%). (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. This girl name was at the apex of its popularity during 1960-1969 and has become much less popular since, with forms like Laura, Lorena, Lorie, Lori and Lorine falling out of style. Lauren (#94) is the most trendy girl name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)