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What does Lawrence mean?

Lawrence [la-w-ren-ce] as a boys' name is pronounced LAR-ens, LOR-ens. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Lawrence is "from Laurentum".

Laurentum was a city south of Rome known for its laurel trees. The name was borne by a popular saint, and was brought to Britain with the Norman Conquest. Lawrence is a later English form of Laurence. See also Laurean, Lorne, and Renzo. Actors Laurence Olivier, Laurence Fishburne; band leader Lawrence Welk; football player Lawrence Taylor; author Laurence Van Der Post; opera singer Lauritz Melchior; impresario Lorenz Ziegfeld.

Associated with: trees, popular (famous), saint, britain (england), norman, conquest (victory), leader.


Lawrence has 46 variants: Larance, Laranz, Larenz, Larrance, Larrence, Larrens, Larrey, Larry, Lars, Laurance, Lauren, Laurence, Laurens, Laurent, Laurentios, Laurentius, Laurenz, Laurie, Laurits, Lauritz, Lavrans, Lavrens, Lawrance, Lawrey, Lawrie, Lawry, Lenci, Lon, Lonny, Lorance, Lorant, Loren, Lorenc, Lorence, Lorencz, Lorens, Lorentz, Lorenz, Lorenzen, Lorenzo, Lorin, Loritz, Lorrence, Lorrenz, Lorry and Lowrance.

Related boy name: Larron.

Lawrence has 5 feminine forms: Larsen, Lauren, Laurence, Loren and Lorenza.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Lawrenie, Lowrence, ..

(female) Lawrenis, Lawrensa, ..

How popular is Lawrence?

Lawrence is a very prominent first name for males (#63 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#219 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lawrence for boys. Lawrence reached its top rank of #31 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is presently at #462. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Lorenzo (#227 last year), Larry (#510), Lars (#1822), Loren (#1921), Lorenz, Lorin, Renzo, Lorne, Lonny, Lon, Laurence, Lauren, Laurent, Laurie, Lawrance and Laurance are the popular alternative forms of Lawrence (#462 last year) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Lawrence was widespread among parents during 1940-1949 (average #924) and is now significantly less (#1702, 93.5% less usage), with versions such as Lawrence going out of style. Lawrence has generally been popular among parents, though Lorenzo is now the top form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lawrence, Larry, Lars, Laurance, Lauren in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laurence, Laurent, Laurie, Lawrance, Lon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lonny, Loren, Lorenz, Lorenzo, Lorin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lorne, Renzo in U.S.

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