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What does Larry mean?

Larry \l(ar)-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.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Larnell.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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. 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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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). Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.459%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.1637%, down 64.3%), with forms like Larry, Lawrence, Lon, Lonny and Loren becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Larry and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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.

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