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.
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 (#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)
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)
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.