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Meaning and name origin

Lawrence \la(w)-ren-ce, lawr(e)-nce\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: 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.

For more information, see also the related boy name Larron.

There are 5 feminine forms of Lawrence: Larsen, Lauren, Laurence, Loren and Lorenza.


Popularity

Lawrence is a very popular first name for males (#63 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#192 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lawrence for boys (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lawrence name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Lawrence and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Larry, Lars, Lauren, Laurence, Lawrence, Lon, Lonny, Loren, Lorenz, Lorenzo, Lorin and Lorne. (2014 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Larry, Lars, Lauren, Laurence, Lawrence, Lon, Lonny, Loren, Lorenz, Lorenzo in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lorin, Lorne in U.S.

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

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