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What does Lars mean?

Lars \l(a)-rs\ as a boys' name is pronounced larz. It is of Scandinavian origin. Variant of Lawrence. Artist Carl Larsson.


Lars has 3 variants: Larsen, Larson and Larsson.

Lars has 45 more related forms via Lawrence: Larance, Laranz, Larenz, Larrance, Larrence, Larrens, Larrey, Larry, 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.

Lars has 1 feminine form: Larsen.


Lars is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#30106 out of 88799, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lars for boys. Lars was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #827 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Lars and associated names. Lorenzo (#227 a year ago), Lawrence (#462), Larry (#510), Lorenz, Loren, Lorin, Lon, Lauren, Laurence and Lonny are the prominent alternative forms of Lars listed in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the apex of its popularity during the years 1950-1959 and has become significantly less widespread since, with versions like Larry, Lawrence, Loren, Lonny and Lon falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 Lars and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Larch, Largo, Lark, Lary and Mars. Like Lars, these names are not frequently used.