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What does Larson mean?

Larson Pronunciation of Larson [lar-son] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Larson) is a Scandinavian name. Larson is a version of Lars (Scandinavian): form of Lawrence.

Associated with: scandinavian.


Larson has 2 variants: Larsen and Larsson.

Creative forms:
(male) Lardon, Lauson, ..

(female) Lardon, Larlo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Larson Breck (L.B.), ..

How popular is Larson?

Larson is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#224 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Lars (#1705 from recent data) is the only popular variation form of Larson (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Larsen, are uncommon. This form of Larson was favored as a birth name 13 years ago (#1128) and is somewhat less common today. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lars in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Larson and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Aaron, Babson, Bardon, Baron, Barron, Cardon, Carlson, Caron, Carsan, Carsen, Carson, Carston, Darton, Darwon (see Darwin), Dayson, Farron, Garmon, Garon, Gerson, Hanson, Hardon, Harmon, Haron, Haroon, Jacson, Jaison, Jakson, Janson, Jaron, Jarron, Jason, Karlson, Karson, Kason, Labron, Ladon, Lajon, Lakon, Landon, Laren, Largo, Larin, Larmor (see Larrimore), Laron, Laroy, Larren, Larrin, Larron, Lavon, Layton, Leron, Liron, Lorcan, Loron, Lyron, Mardon, Marion, Marlon, Marsdon, Marshon, Marston, Marton, Masson, Maxson, Parson, Parsons, Rawson, Samson, Sanson, Tamson, Tarron, Tayson, Urson, Vardon and Warton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Larson.