What does Lawrence mean?
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.more]
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)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Lawrence for boys. Lawrence reached its top rank of #29 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, and is presently at #462. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lorenzo (#227 last year), Larry (#510), Lorenz, Loren, Lorin, Lorne, Lon, Lars, Lauren, Laurence and Lonny are the popular alternative forms of Lawrence (#462 last year) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these relations of Lawrence was widespread among parents during 1960-1969 (average #569) and is somewhat lower today (#849, 65.1% less), with versions such as Lorne falling out of style.
Thinking of names?
Recommended similar baby names are Clarance▼, Clarence▼, Clarrance, 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, Torence, Torrance, Torrence, Vance▼ and Yance. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lawrence.