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What does Larry mean?

Larry Pronunciation of Larry [lar-ry] as a boys' name is pronounced LARE-ee. It is of English and Latin origin, and the meaning of Larry is "from Laurentum". Short form of Lawrence and Laurence, often used as an independent name. Basketball player Larry Bird; actor/comedian Larry David.

Related boy name: Larnell.

Associated with: bird.


14 alternative forms via Laurence, Lawrence: Laranz, Larenz, Larrens, Larrey, Lars, Lauren, Laurie, Lawrey, Lawrie, Lawry, Lonny, Loren, Lorin and Lorry.

Creative forms:
(male) Lamry, Lanry, ..

(female) Lardy, Larle, ..

Middle name pairings:
Larry Deandre (L.D.), ..

How popular is Larry?

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 (#5781 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Larry reached its peak rank of #11 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is currently at #556. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Larry name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Lars (#1705 a year ago), Lauren, Laurence, Laurie, Lawrence (#497), Lonny, Loren and Lorin are the popular varying forms of Larry (#556 a year ago). Other variants, like Larenz, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Larry was at its peak 75 years ago (adoption of 2.4%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.1%, 97% less), with forms like Laurence becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Larry, Lars, Lauren, Laurence, Laurie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lawrence, Lonny, Loren, 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, Leeroy, Leroi and Leroy. Other recommended names are Arry, Barry, Berry, Camry, Cary, Clarry, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Garry, Gary, Gerry, Harry, Horry, Jary, Jerry, Jorry, Kerry, Korry, Lacey, Lacy, Laddy, Laird, Landry, Lanny, Larch, Laren, Largo, Larin, Lark, Laron, Larran, Larren, Larrin, Larron, Mabry, Maury, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry, Qadry, Rorry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less frequently used than Larry.

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