Meaning and name origin
Laurie \la(u)-rie\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Laurie), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Laurie is "the bay, or laurel plant". Laurie is a variant of Laura (Latin): in classical times, a crown was made from the leaves of the bay laurel for heroes or victors as a symbol of honor and victory. See also Lori.
Laurie is a very popular first name for females (#192 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11355 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Laurie for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Laurie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Laura (#318), Lorri, Lorrie, Lorie, Lora, Lori, Lauri and Laurie. (2014 statistics).
Laurie is also pronounced similarly to Larae and Laree. Other suggested similar baby names are Laure, Laurice, Lauriel, Laurin, Laurine and Maurie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Laurie.