What does Larry mean?
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.
(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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.