What does Laurence mean?
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.
(female) 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)
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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.