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Laurence (boy)

What does Laurence mean?

Laurence Pronunciation of Laurence [lau-rence] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Laurence) is a Latin name, and the name Laurence means "from Laurentum". Laurence is a variant form of Lawrence (Latin). See also Larry and Laurean.


Laurence has 10 variants: Larance, Larrance, Larrence, Laurance, Lawrance, Lorance, Lorence, Lorentz, Lorrence and Lowrance.

10 more different relations via Lawrence: Larenz, Larrens, Lauren, Laurens, Laurent, Laurenz, Laurie, Lavrens, Lorenc and Lorencz.

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Middle name pairings:
Laurence Khalil (L.K.), ..

How popular is Laurence?

Laurence is a very prominent first name for males (#428 out of 1220, Top 35%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9789 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Laurence reached its top rank of #219 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurence name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Lawrence (#497 from current records), Larry (#556), Lawrance, Laurie, Laurance, Lauren and Laurent are the prominent alternative forms of Laurence. These forms of Laurence reached the apex of their popularity in the 1940s (average #764) and have become much less conventional since (#1631, 97.5% less usage), with versions such as Larry becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurence, Larry, Laurance, Lauren, Laurent in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurie, Lawrance, Lawrence in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Clarence, Clarrence, Darence, Darrance, Darrence, Lance, Laranz (see Lawrence), Laren, Larenzo, Laroyce, Larren, Launce, Laureano, Laurencio, Lorens, Lorenz, Lorenzen, Lorenzo, Lorrenz (see Lawrence), Maurice, Maxence, Patrece, Tarrance, Tarrence, Terence, Terrence, Torence and Torrence. These names tend to be less frequently used than Laurence.

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