What does Lawrence mean?
Lawrence [lawrence] 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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Middle name pairings:
Lawrence Brendon (L.B.), ..
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)
Lawrence reached its top rank of #31 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is presently at #497. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Lorenzo (#216 last year), Larry (#556), Lars (#1705), Renzo (#1935), Loren, Lorenz, Lorin, Lorne, Lonny, Lon, Laurence, Lauren, Laurent, Laurie, Lawrance and Laurance are the popular alternative forms of Lawrence (#497 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 (#1700, 93.2% 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.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Clarance▼, Clarence▼, Clarrance (see Clarence), Clarrence, Darence, Darrance, Darrence, Derrance, Dorrance, Fabrice, Klarance, Labron, Labrun, Lacrosse, Laiken, Laine, Laken, Lance▼, Landen, Lane▲, Lange, Lannie, Laramie, Larch, Laredo, Larell, Laren, Larenzo, Larie, Larin, Laron, Laroyce, Larran, Larren, Larrin, Larsen, Larue, Lathen, Latrell▼, Launce, Laureano, Laurencio, Lavante, Laverne▼, Lavonte, Lawler, Lawson▲, Lawton, Lawyer, Layne▲, Lerone, Lewayne, Loreno, Lorent, Lorento, Lorren, Markeece, Maurice▼, Maxence, Patrece, Patrice, Prince▲, Rance, Spence, Tarrance, Tarrence, Terence▼, Terrance▼, Terrence▼, Terronce (see Terence), Torence, Torrance, Torrence, Vance and Yance. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lawrence.