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Meaning and name origin
Laurie \la(u)-rie\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Laurie), means "from Laurentum" and 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 has 6 variant forms: Larrey, Larry, Lawrey, Lawrie, Lawry, Lorry.
Laurie is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11355 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Laurie and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Larry and Lawrence. (2014 statistics).
Laurie is also pronounced similarly to Larie and Larue. Another suggested similar baby name is Maurie. Like Laurie, these names are not commonly used.