Meaning and name origin
Laurie \la(u)-rie\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Laurie), is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Laurie is "from Laurentum". Laurie is a variant of Lawrence (Latin): Laurentum was a city south of Rome known for its laurel trees.
There is 1 feminine form of Laurie: Lori.
Laurie is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11355 out of 88799, Top 13%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Laurie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lawrence (#462) and Larry (#510). (2014 statistics).