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What does Larry mean?

Larry \l(ar)-ry\ as a boys' name is pronounced LARE-ee. It is of English origin. Short form of Lawrence and Laurence, often used as an independent name. Basketball player Larry Bird; actor/comedian Larry David.

For more information, see also the related boy name Larnell.


Larry has 45 alternative forms via Laurence, Lawrence: Larance, Laranz, Larenz, Larrance, Larrence, Larrens, Larrey, Lars, Laurance, Lauren, Laurence, Laurens, Laurent, Laurentios, Laurentius, Laurenz, Laurie, Laurits, Lauritz, Lavrans, Lavrens, Lawrance, Lawrey, Lawrie, Lawry, Lenci, Lon, Lonny, Lorance, Lorant, Loren, Lorenc, Lorence, Lorencz, Lorens, Lorentz, Lorenz, Lorenzen, Lorenzo, Lorin, Loritz, Lorrence, Lorrenz, Lorry and Lowrance.


Larry is a very prominent first name for men (#29 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#3510 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Larry for boys. Larry reached its peak rank of #11 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #510. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Larry name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Larry and corresponding names. Lars, Lauren, Laurence, Lawrence (#462 a year ago), Lon, Lonny, Loren, Lorenz, Lorenzo (#227) and Lorin are the popular varying forms of Larry (#510 a year ago) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name was at its peak during 1950-1959 and has become significantly less since, with forms like Larry, Lawrence, Lon, Lonny and Loren becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Larry, Lars, Lauren, Laurence, Lawrence, Lon, Lonny, Loren, Lorenz, Lorenzo, Lorin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Larry and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Larry is alike in pronunciation to Laray, Larie, Laroy, Larue, Lary, Leary and Leroy. Other recommended similar baby names are Barry, Darry, Garry, Harry and Parry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Larry.