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Meaning and name origin

Larry \l(ar)-ry\ as a boy's 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 is a very popular first name for males (#29 out of 1220, Top 2%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3510 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Larry for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Larry and related names. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lawrence (#462), Larry (#510) and Laurence. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lawrence, Larry, Laurence in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Larry is also pronounced similarly to Laray, Larie, Laroy, Larrey, Larue, Lary, Lawrey, Lawry, Leary, Leroy and Lorry. Other suggested similar baby names are Barry, Darry, Garry, Harry and Parry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Larry.