What does Laurie mean?
Laurie [lau-rie] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Laurie) is of Latin derivation, and the name Laurie means "from Laurentum". Laurie is a version of Lawrence (Latin) with the suffix -urie.
Laurie has 1 feminine form: Lori.Creative forms:
(male) Leorie, Lerie, ..
(female) Lauli, Laurieta, .. Middle name pairings:
Laurie Presley (L.P.), ..
How popular is Laurie?
Laurie is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#8815 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Laurie for boys. Laurie reached its apex position of #1202 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related boy names. Larry (#556 in recent rankings), Lars (#1705), Laurance, Lauren, Laurence, Laurent, Lawrence (#497) and Lorin are the prominent related forms of Laurie rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Lawrie, are seldom used. These forms of Laurie reached the top of their popularity 8 decades ago (usage of 2.32%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.06%, 97.3% less), with versions like Laurence becoming less in vogue.
Laurie is alike in pronunciation to Laray, Larie, Laroy, Larue and Lary. Other recommended names are Barnie, Barrie, Baxlie, Braulie (see Brawley), Burnie, Cadbie (see Cadby), Clarrie, Darbie, Davie, Derrie, Fairlie, Gardie, Garrie, Hallie▼, Harlie, Harrie, Harvie, Hubie, Imrie, Jackie▼, Jakie, Jamie▼, Jaymie, Jorie, Kearie, Lacie, Laddie, Ladle, Laine, Lake, Lale, Lamarre, Lance▼, Lange, Lannie, Laramie, Larch, Laren, Largo, Larin, Lark, Larran, Larrin, Larsen, Laud, Launce, Laurian, Layne▲, Linnie, Lorrin, Louie▼, Lucien, Lucio, Martie, Maurice▼, Maurie, Maurin, Maurio, Maurise, Norrie, Parrie, Paulie, Perrie, Rudie, Sachie, Sandie, Tannie, Terrie, Torrie and Wallie. These names tend to be more commonly used than Laurie.See names in meaning and etymology.